Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Getting in your flax

flaxseed flower

I read about this awesome idea the other day (I can't rememebr where), where instead of having salt in your salt shaker, you put in ground flaxseed! I thought it was such a great idea so I wanted to share with you. Just take a salt shaker (make sure the holes are big enough for the flax to get throuh), fill with flaxseed, and keep on your table (or wherever you eat), sprinkle onto soups, stir-frys, smoothies, dips, salads (top with dressing first), mashed potatoes, cooked veggies (when thy're hot, the flax will stick), abked goods like bread and muffins (before baking) and whatever you can think of.

whole flaxseed


Dori said...

Hi there. I'm glad you stopped by my blog. This is good information about flax. The only thing I might add is that if you use ground flax and then bake it you will get fiber, but the omega's are lost with the heat.

I think it's great that you are into healthy living!

Dori said...

P.S. I haven't been called Dorito since high school.

Kate said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I love the idea with the flaz seed. I ground my flaz seed in a coffee grinder and srpinkle it on everything cereal, salad, past, or somtimes I jsut eat it plan by the spoonful. I am a bit odd but oh well.

Just call me Orangie said...

Dori: I had never heard that you lost the omega-3s when esposed to heat, thanks for telling me.

Kate: I actually like to eat ground flax by the spoonful too, my mom looks at me like I'm an alien when I do that lol.

Kate said...

I was checking to see if you answered my comment and I realized I spelled F-L-A-X wrong twice. Just thought I'd fix that.