When you think of how to use flaxseed, most often breakfast foods come to mind – smoothies, oatmeal, muffins, and pancakes. (Speaking of which, have you tried our muffin and pancake mixes?) But there are many ways you can add flaxseed to your dinners too. Shop our flax products here.
Just 2 Tbsp has the daily recommended amount of Omega-3s. Plus its good for your digestion and heart health too. Read more about the health benefits of flax here and see 10 ways you can add flaxseed to your dinners below.
1. Homemade Salad Dressing or Pesto
Try this Lemon Basil Flax Dressing.
2. Homemade Pizza Dough
3. Veggie Burgers
Our Smooth Milled Flaxseed can be used as a binder for veggie burgers by creating a flax egg (1 Tbsp flax + 3 Tbsp water) or can be added as a dry ingredient to the mixture.
See many more recipes in our blog post featuring our summer cookout favorites here.
Focaccia, whole grain, gluten free – the choices are endless.
5. Meatballs, Burgers, or Meatloaf
Flaxseed can be used in place of both breadcrumbs and eggs to your meat mixture.
6. Breaded Chicken or Tofu
Before baking, dip your chicken or tofu pieces in an egg wash and coat in flaxseed for a nice breaded texture (but with mor
e nutrients than breadcrumbs!). Bake until cooked through.
7. Crispy Mac and Cheese and Other Casseroles
Sprinkle flaxseed on top of your mac and cheese or other casserole dish and bake to give it a crispy texture on top.
8. Creamy Soup or Chili
Flaxseed can be used in place of some of the butter or cream in a creamy soup recipe. It can also help to thicken soups and chilis. Add slowly and adjust texture and thickness to your liking.
9. Homemade Crackers
Homemade crackers are an easy homemade snack. They can also be made gluten free, try these One-Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Crackers.
10. Crispy Roasted Veggies
Try this Roasted Asparagus with Flaxseed Walnut Crumble recipe. Coat your veggies in flaxseed to make them nice and crispy.