what to do with flax seed?!
A quick and easy snack that the kids can make themselves!
* 1 cup creamy peanut butter
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1 cup corn syrup
* 1 cup ground flaxseed
* 5 cups rice krispies
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the peanut butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar. Microwave for about 3 minutes on HIGH. Stir in the ground flaxseed and vanilla, then pour the mixture over Rice Krispies and mix well. Coat a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then spread the mixture into the pan and press down to form a dense sheet. Let the mixture sit for about 5 to 10 minutes, until firmly set, then cut into bars. Makes about 28 bars. Each bar contains approximately 2/3 tbsp. flaxseed.
Crispy Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are dangerously delicious!
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 cup butter
* 2 tsp vanilla
* 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp cream of tartar
* 1 cup ground flaxseed
* 1 cup rice krispies
* 1 cup brown sugar, packed
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
* 1 cup quick oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together the white sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla, and applesauce in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Set this bowl aside also. Grind 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans in a coffee grinder, then grind 1 cup flaxseed. Combine all the set aside mixtures with the nuts and flaxseed, then add in the quick oats and rice krispies. Drop by rounded heaping teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 50 cookies. Each cookie contains 1/3 tablespoon flaxseed.
Granola Snack Bars
“Good and Chewy!”
* 1/4 cup butter or margarine
* 4 cups miniature marshmallows
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1 cup crushed graham crackers
* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
* 1/4 cup coconut
* 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1. Melt butter in the microwave (or in a large saucepan, over low heat).
2. Add marshmallows, microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and microwave again until marshmallows are melted. (Or stir over low heat in saucepan until melted and the mixture is smooth.)
3. Stir in oats, graham crumbs, flaxseed, raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut until thoroughly coated.
4. Press into a greased 9X13 inch pan with greased fingers.
5. Let cool. Cut into 6 rows lengthwise and 4 crosswise.
Oven Baked Fried Chicken
* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs
* 1/2 cup ground flax seed
* 1/4 tsp garlic powder
* 1/2 tsp black pepper
* 1 tablespoon parsley
* 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
* 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning to taste
1. Wash and pat dry chicken.
2. Dip chicken in Canola or olive oil
3. To make a flax breading, combine the bread crumbs, flax seed, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning in a plastic bag, seal and shake to blend.
4. Coat chicken in the flax breading.
5. Place breaded chicken breasts on a baking sheet and bake, uncovered, in a 375-degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until chicken is done and a golden brown.Baking time: 25 minutes
Chicken Noodle Soup
For many of us, chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. Served before the entree at dinner or as a companion course with a sandwich at lunch, there's nothing better. And what a great way to use the leftovers from last night's roast chicken!
* 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
* 1 cup cubed cooked chicken meat
* 1 rib celery, trimmed and diced
* 1/4 cup diced onion
* 1 cup Barilla Plus Penne noodles or your favorite pasta
* Pepper to taste
* Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
* 1/4 cup toasted flaxseed
1. In a stockpot, combine broth, chicken, celery, and onion. Bring to a full rolling boil.
2. Add noodles. Cook uncovered until tender, about 10 minutes after water returns to a boil.
3. In the final few minutes of cooking, add black pepper as desired.
4. Ladle out into individual bowls, garnished with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and toasted flaxseed.
5. Toast whole flaxseed in a small flat pan, with a long handle. Cover securely. Hold pan over high heat, shaking vigorously to keep the seeds from burning. You will hear the flaxseed start to pop. As soon as the popping stops, remove the pan from the heat and remove the cover. It only takes a few minutes.Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 cups
it needs to be ground to use it because the human body does not do a great job digesting the flat little hard seeds.
once ground you can sprinkle it on your cold cereal or cook it along with your hot cereal.
You can add it to most anything. Bread dough, muffin dough, what ever you choose.
It is a great source of omega 3 oils.
It does go rancid easily so storing it in the freezer might be an option.
Add to cereal, bread, soups, meatloaf, mix in smoothie. It gets stale/rancid fairly easily, so if it is fresh, remember to refrigerate the remainder.
You can put it on top of yoghurts, or use it in place of most cereals.
Grind it up as a flour, and use it in bread, or cookies.
You can add it to pretty much anything. My friends family put them in pancakes.
put it in your oatmeal or cereal. i have it and it helps you when your constipated.