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Flax seeds?

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I'm breastfeeding and trying to eat healthier foods so am experimenting with new ingredients. I bought some flax seeds (whole) today but am not sure what to do with them. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help!


post #2 of 4

Grind them or you won't get any nutrients, they'll just pass on through. I put them in my morning green smoothie, sprinkle them on kids' cereal, put them in baked goods. I'm still relatively new to them myself so I haven't done more than that. Yet.

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I put them into smoothies or mash them a little with a mortar and pestle and slip them into meatballs and meatloaf.
post #4 of 4

on oatmeal

in nut bars/granola

1/4c added to muffin batter (-mines 1/4c flour)

in breading (along with bread crumbs)

meatloaf mixture

certain homemade bread


all ground - we use golden (yellow) and brown ground together in a coffee grinder- I only grind what I need at the time and what is used within a week on oatmeal 


you don't want to let them sit ground because of the oils


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