10 Ways to Add Flaxseed to Your Diet

Add Golden Flaxseeds to Your Diet

Golden flaxseeds may be small, but they pack a nutritional punch and have a deliciously nutty flavor. Golden flaxseeds are high in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, and are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Two ways to add flaxseed into your diet are by using pre-ground golden flaxseed or fresh, whole golden flaxseeds. Pre-ground golden flaxseeds are a quick and convenient way to add flaxseed to a favorite food or beverage. Fresh, whole golden flaxseeds can be ground with a coffee grinder in batches of 2-3 tablespoons, as needed, before adding to a favorite food or beverage. Flaxseeds are gluten free, lactose free, low calorie, low carb, low fat, organic, soy free, peanut free, vegan, and contain zero cholesterol.

10 Ways to Add Golden Flaxseeds to Your Diet

1. On oatmeal - Stir ground golden flaxseeds into your oatmeal for extra texture and flavor - delicious!

2. On yogurt - Tastier and better for you than the pre-packaged yogurt mixes that include crunchy toppings.

3. In cereal - One of the easiest ways to eat golden flaxseeds is for breakfast! Try them on cereal, or add to granola.

4. In beverages - Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground golden flaxseeds into your water or juice and enjoy. Tip: Do not let the beverage sit too long to avoid having a very thick drink.

5. As a garnish - Sprinkle golden flaxseeds into cottage cheese, salads, and soups for a fiber-filled crunch.

6. In smoothies - Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground golden flaxseeds to your smoothie ingredients and blend. Try this Fruit & Flax Smoothie recipe - a healthy and delicious energy drink.

7. In sauces - From applesauce to spaghetti sauce, golden flaxseeds add a boost to any sauce. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds for every 6 ounce serving of your favorite sauce.

8. Mix into dips, salsas, and sauces - Stir in 1 tablespoon of ground golden flaxseeds at a time until you reach desired taste and consistency.

9. Add a boost to your baked goods - Boost the nutritional value of your sweets by cutting out 25 perfect of the flour in a recipe and replacing it with ground golden flaxseeds. If the recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, mix in ¾ cup flour and ¼ cup ground golden flaxseeds. Swapping out the flour for golden flaxseeds will power up the nutrition and give your baked goods a golden brown hue.

10. As an egg replacer in recipes - For one flax "egg", combine 1 tablespoon ground golden flaxseeds and 3 tablespoons water. Mix well and allow to sit for 5-15 minutes and—voilà—your egg substitute is ready! It's fast and works great for most substitutions where eggs are used, from baked goods to meatloaf. Double the recipe for two eggs, triple for three eggs, etc. The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.