There is a reason that flax seeds have made it to the mainstream market. These are tiny, flattened, bronze-coloured seeds. Think outside the culinary box and few ways to include this wonder seeds in your diet.
Here are a few creative ways to include flax seeds in your diet
1. Morning Cereal
Kick start your morning with a healthy breakfast by sprinkling flax seeds over cold cereal or stirring it into hot cereal like oatmeal, wheat flakes or porridge. This will add that extra tint of omega 3 to your diet.
Flax seeds add a slightly nutty flavour to the smoothie. Add 1 tbsp of roasted seeds into your morning smoothie for an extra gram of protein.
Combine yoghurt, fruits, and flax seeds for a delicious morning parfait.
4. Green Salads
Use flax oil to make an omega-3-packed vinaigrette for any salad. Top the salad with coarsely ground flaxseeds to get more fibre and a nice crunch.
5. Protein Salads
When preparing a tuna, chicken, or egg salad, mix ground flax seed into the dressing to add that nutty flavour.
Add roasted flax seed powder while making raita.
Garnish soups with a tablespoon of roasted flaxseed powder, for a slightly nutty flavour and delicious crunch.
We don’t really need to load up on them, a little is enough. Experts recommend a tablespoon of flax seeds a day to meet the daily nutritional requirement, however, be watchful how you consume them!