Enhance your menu with seeds
Seed is perhaps a forgotten power - helping you look and feel your best!
Here are 5 ways to use more seeds each day. We all know that nuts are good for our health. It is full of good fats, vitamins and minerals and is good for your body (unless you consume too much - it is rich in energy, so do not forget!). But the seeds are just as fantastic and are often underestimated, so I think it's time to change!
What are seeds? For the plant, the chicken egg, the seed is the offspring of the future. In an ideal world, a seed would one day grow into a plant. Why are the seeds good?
Seeds, like nuts, contain healthy fats and a variety of vitamins and minerals. 5 ways to use more seeds.
Sesame seeds are very affordable and versatile. You can make your own tahini by frying the sesame seeds in the oven (medium heat, about 180 degrees) for 10-15 minutes, then mixing with a little oil. Voila! It is delicious when sprinkled on salads, hummus and steamed vegetables. Fry the sesame seeds in a pan, then sprinkle over the salad. You can add them to whole wheat bread.
Black sesame seeds are also readily available and look great when sprinkled over rice or mixed with rice.
Chia seeds - small, hard and soften when soaked. You can use it as part of a homemade granola mixture and soak it overnight in a little water or milk and add it to my smoothies. Pumpkin seeds are beautiful green seeds, full of flavor and nutrients! Add frittata over rice, salads, cereals or mix delicious whole wheat tortilla.
Sunflower seeds - light gray, not very beautiful, but very tasty! Boiled and cooled brown rice, pumpkin and fried cumin, garlic, chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh coriander, a handful of pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Garnish with lemon juice and a little extra virgin olive oil.
General winner. Sunflower seeds are delicious in salads and you can make sunflower paste the same way you cook tahini. Lightly fry the seeds and grease them with oil.
Flax seeds are available in a variety of colors, but the most common is dark brown. Excellent addition to smoothies either grind or whole.