Seeds ain’t just for the birds. Seeds are really good for us, much like nuts, they are packed full of healthy fats and an array of different vitamins and minerals.
The Dr Oz show is small indulgence of mine. One of the things I like best about his show is that it often introduces me to healthy ideas that are also easy to incorporate into every day life. One of his suggestions was to simply start eating more nuts and seeds.
In fact, sometime ago Dr Oz got me all excited about pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc, and the World Health Organization recommends their consumption as a good way of obtaining this nutrient. Read more about the health benefits of pumpkin seeds here.
And it made me think about seeds a lot more as an easy thing to include in our diet. I have been sprinkling pumpkin and sunflower seeds into the little ones lunch boxes, and sesame seeds generally into different meals when I can. In fact, we even sprinkle sesame seeds onto our pizzas sometime!
We have lots of great ideas here at Munch for getting more seeds into your diet:
- Our muesli for mums is packed full of seeds and nutrients that will help keep your whole family healthy and full of energy.
- Another recipe to get more seeds into your families diet is our seedy and oaty biscuits. You simply add them into a bunch of biscuits!
- Linseed, Sunflower and Almond ground together is often referred to as LSA. It has a sweet nutty flavour and I think it is quite delicious and extremely good for you. This is another easy way to get more nuts and seeds into our diet. Simply sprinkle it on your cereal or into your smoothies….
Want to know more about great seeds? Why not read this post chia seeds – how to use.