Up Your Omega 3 Intake with Flax

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Flax seeds are a great source of protein and fiber that can bulk up any recipe.

Flax also contains tons of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Read on to learn how to make:

  • flax seed hot cereal
  • date-oat muffins
  • gluten-free veggie burgers
  • orange-ginger flax smoothies
  • almond-flax encrusted chicken

1. Flax Seed Hot Cereal

FlaxCereal-2013-08-05This is a great substitute for oatmeal or another hot breakfast. Packed with 10 grams of fiber per serving, this flax hot cereal is also full of omega-3s and is sure to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the morning.

All you have to do is combine equal parts ground flax seed and boiling water, add in peanut butter and cinnamon, and let the mixture thicken for a few minutes. Stir and enjoy! For further details on flax hot cereal, check out this link.

2. Flax-Date-Oat Muffins

flaxdateoatmuffinsrecipe-2013-08-05Need breakfast on the go? These hearty muffins are a great option to make in advance and have on hand for those mornings when you’re running late on your way to work or school. Walnuts and flax combine for a big punch of omega-3s and the oats and fiber are super filling.

Citrus and spice come together for a flavor that’s sure to satisfy and dates provide a touch of sweetness without being overly sweet. Want to make your own? Take a look at the in-depth recipe for flax-date-oat muffins.