This is my first blog post for some time! I’ve decided to kick start with a foodie related series. If you ask anyone who knows me they will vouch for the fact that where ever I go I usually have some nuts & seeds on me!
Reason being they are easy to transport, packed full of nutrition & help to keep my hunger at bay between meals. People often comment that they would eat more nuts & seeds if they knew how to use them in their meals & snacks.
My Favourite Nuts & Seeds
- Golden or Brown Linseeds /Flaxseeds
- Chia Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- Cashew Nuts
- Almonds Flaked or Whole
- Peanuts (technically not a nut but a legume/pulse!)
Nuts & Seeds are rich in fat especially the healthy monunsaturated fat and a small portion packs in a lot of calories! They are an excellent source of plant based protein & fibre ..& also a good source of B vitamins & vitamin E.
I’m always looking for easy ways that I can include them in my day to day meals.
Here are my favourite ways to use nuts & seeds…….
Homemade Bread with added Linseeds & Chia Seeds
I literally pour the mix into the machine, add a generous handful of linseeds & chia seeds along with 1/2 pint of water
Three hours later the bread is ready & the smell that fills the house is AMAZING!!!! Breakfast is often made with the seeded loaf topped with mum’s homemade marmalade!
Porridge with Linseeds & Raspberries
For speed I use the packets of single plain porridge oat sachets, fill the milk to the line on the sachet & pop into the microwave for 2 mins! I then add fresh raspberries, flaked or whole almonds, linseeds & a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Quick, easy to prepare, delicious & perfect for keeping me full till lunchtime!
Wholegrain Pitta with Peanut Butter & Sliced Banana
I love the combination of these 3 together! This lunch is packed full of energy, healthy fats, slow release carbs, protein, fibre, vitamins & minerals. A healthy fast food!
A Handful of Almonds
You can easily pick up little tins like this in shops why not have a look the next time you are out and about!
I’d love to hear how you use nuts & seeds in your meals & snacks