17 Easy Ways to Add Flax to Your Diet

While smoothies and baked goods may be the most popular ways to enjoy flaxseed, there are many more ways to easily add this superfood to your day without following complicated recipes.

Flaxseed can be a great addition to any meal and is an easy way to add a boost of nutrients to benefit your overall health. (You can learn more about the health benefits of flaxseed here).

Below are 17 easy ways to add flaxseed to foods you already eat- no recipe required.


17 Ways to Add Flaxseed to Your Diet – No Recipe Required


  1. Add ground flaxseed to your ground meat mixture for meatloaf, meatballs, tacos, and burgers

  2. Use in place of breadcrumbs to coat chicken tenders or fish

  3. Add to any smoothie

  4. Add to pancake or waffle batter

  5. Use in hot oatmeal

  6. Add to cold cereal (add gradually while stirring to prevent clumping)

  7. Use in place of eggs in baking recipes (see how to make a Flax Egg here)

  8. Add a few tablespoons to any baking recipe

  9. Sprinkle on top of toast

  10. Sprinkle on top of salad

  11. Add a tablespoon to an oil-based salad dressing to add thickness

  12. Add to yogurt

  13. Coat your french toast before frying

  14. Add to casseroles, chilis, soups, and stews

  15. Sprinkle on roasted veggies

  16. Stir ground flax into nut butters

  17. Add to hummus, guacamole, or other dips and spreads


You can find more easy ways to use flax here and here.


What’s your favorite way to use flaxseed?