How To: Add More Flaxseed To Your Family’s Diet

Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and fiber, nutritional beneficials it is likely your family could use more of. If you have never purchased flaxseed, it is located in the baking section of most supermarkets. It is available as whole seeds or ground—finely ground flax seed yields the most nutritional benefits. Whole seeds can be ground using a blender or a coffee grinder. Here are few quick tips for adding more flaxseed into your family meals.

 Add 1/4 cup ground flaxseed to your favorite pancake mix, and for extra flavor add 1 tablespoon of vanilla.

 Sprinkle 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed on your favorite homemade or frozen pizza. Cook according to normal directions.

Breads: Brush dinner rolls with olive oil, sprinkle the rolls with ground flaxseed, and warm them in the oven.

 Add flaxseed (1 tablespoon – 1/4 cup) to your favorite bread crumbs and use this mixture as a coating for tofu, fish, poultry, or pork, or as a topping for casseroles, stuffed mushrooms, and more.

 Sprinkle ground flaxseed on hot vegetables just before serving OR sprinkle ground flaxseed on a salad and toss with dressing.

Breakfast: Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed to yogurt, oatmeal, or granola.

Dessert: Sprinkle ground flaxseed on vanilla pudding, ice cream, or apple crisp.

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