Not bad for a tiny little seed, eh?!
Even I was gob-smacked as I put these infographics (below) together for you. How can such comprehensive nutrition come out of such humble little things?!
After listening to Paediatric Naturopath Jess Donovan of Natural Super Kids, lay it down in her “5 Essential Nutrients for Kids” live training inside our free Facebook group, I started brainstorming ways I could get more of those same nutrients into my own 5 kids.
And you know what I found? The answer that would require the least effort of my part, while delivering incredible levels of 4 of those 5 nutrients she spoke about – Seeds!
I mean, just look at the comparisons in the graphics below! Of course, perhaps it’s easier to eat 100g of meat than it is to eat 100g of sunflower seeds, but it’s a very convincing demonstration to me of why we should be incorporating these little beauties into our every day lives.
My inner nerd came out and I ran some startling numbers on the nutrients in these seeds compared to other sources of those nutrients.
Check it out…
How interesting is that?! Well, maybe it’s just me but perhaps there’s some fellow nutrient-comparing nerds out there too!
When we consistently fill our bodies with food that truely nourishes instead of a merely providing a cheap energy hit, we feel a palpable difference in both body and mind.
I hope you loved learning about the power of seeds as much as I did.
Here’s a bunch of ways to use these superbly nourishing seeds:
As an Egg Replacement
Use Chia Seeds or Flaxseeds interchangeably to replace eggs in a recipe.
Super-Healthy Banana and Cinnamon Muffins
Spiced Apple Cake from Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites
Vegan Meatballs With Zoodles
To Thicken Porridge and Add Crunch
If you love crunchy little things, top your porridge with some chia seeds, or even cook the chia seeds in with the porridge!
Sprinkle some seeds for a more nutritious punch, or throw some in the blender.
Sneak Past Your Resident Veggie Detectives With this Blueberry Coconut Smoothie
Beautiful Beet & Ginger Smoothie
For Healthy Desserts
Omega 3 & High Fibre Raspberry Layered Slice
Sneaky Beans Super Sweet & Gooey Lunchbox Cake
Radically Raw Rocky Road
For a Power Punch Breakfast
Pink Chia Pudding
Gluten & Dairy-Free Buckwheat Pancakes
Easy & Omega Rich Chia Pods
Chocolate Bean Pudding
Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal
For Jelly Layer
Use chia seeds as a plant-based jelly swap.
To Make Nourishing Muesli Bars
Sneak in more nutrients to these yummy snacks.
Easy Nut-Free No Bake Muesli Bars
Fruit Crumble Muesli Bars Make For a Sweet Lunchbox!
Healthy No Bake Muesli Bars
Fudgey Power Protein Bars
Chocolate Muesli Protein Slice
Chocolate Caramel Muesli Bar Slice
To Add Crunch and Deliciousness
Add a subtle flavour and crunchiness to your food.
Freshen Up Your Salad Routine with this Beetroot, Spinach and Caper Salad with Creamy Dressing
Spring Detox Salad
Cosy Up With This Warm Apple Crisp for Winter
This Protein Packed Grain Salad is a Midweek Superstar
Wholefood Vegan Sausage Rolls
Make Your Own Granola!
With seeds, your options are endless really. Try them out in granola.
Make This Low-Carb Granola for a Breakfast Treat
Crunchy Granola Recipes – Vanilla Maple & Chocolate Granola
As a Garnish
Whip up these recipes and make them look more appetizing with different types of seeds.
Creamy & Light Cauliflower Hummus
Loryn’s Flavourful Pho From ‘Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites’
Brown Rice Sushi Bowl with Miso Roasted Carrots
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bombs
Yes, you can make cookies healthy with heaps of nutrients.
For Bread and Crackers
Have more fun with these recipes.
Super Seedy Wholemeal Wholefoods Multigrain Bread
“Free from lots” Crackers Recipe – Savoury or Sweet
Gluten-Free Turmeric Seeded Loaf
Shake Up Your Lunchtime Routine With Sweet Potato Buckwheat Bread
Many Different Ways to Use Sesame Seeds
More ideas on how to add sesame seeds to your diet.
Enjoy incorporating these beauties into your own life, and the lives of your family. Our children need more nutrients than we do, and they won’t know what hit them when they’re chowing down on all this deliciousness.