I seeds of health they are perfect for a healthy snack or to enrich the dishes we prepare every day with taste and beneficial properties. Let's talk about pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, but also of flax and hemp seeds.
You can easily add them to many of your recipes. This way each meal will become even more nutritious.
Here are many ideas to introduce the seeds of health in your daily life.
The easiest way to use seeds in our recipes is to pick them for enrich salads, which with the arrival of spring and summer will be among the protagonists of our tables. In the case of salads, you can choose your favorite seeds, from pumpkin seeds to sunflower seeds. Sesame seeds, for example, are excellent paired with rocket.
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Don't forget to add some oil seeds to the muesli for breakfast. You can choose, for example, between flax seeds, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds, preferably natural and unsalted, depending on your tastes. Enrich your muesli with oat flakes, dried fruit, such as almonds and walnuts, and dried fruit, such as prunes or apricots.
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Who prepares bread at home, perhaps with the mother pasta, can personalize it and enrich it easily with the seeds he prefers. For example, poppy seed bread is excellent for breakfast. Just add a teaspoon or two to the dough. You can also prepare sandwiches to fill, to sprinkle the surface with sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
4) Energy bars
Pumpkin, chia, sunflower and sesame seeds are perfect for making homemade energy bars and cereal bars suitable for a snack for both adults and children. To the preparation of your bars you can add one or two tablespoons of mixed seeds, possibly chopped.
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Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are among the best ingredients for personalizing homemade crackers. You can add them whole or after having lightly chopped them. You can prepare homemade crackers with wholemeal flour and enrich them with herbs from your city, such as rosemary, and with spices such as turmeric.
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Smoothies and vegetable milk
How to make yours homemade smoothies even more energetic and healthy? You can add very finely chopped seeds to their preparation. For example, you can choose between chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, or sunflower and pumpkin seeds. With i organic hemp seeds you can also prepare an excellent vegetable milk.
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Pesto and sauces
Pesto e homemade sauces. Here are other homemade preparations that lend themselves very well to being enriched with the seeds of health. For example, you can add pumpkin or sunflower seeds to the classic walnut sauce, while sesame seeds are perfect for varying the preparation of basil pesto.
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I flax seed minced are among the ingredients needed to prepare the Budwig cream. It is a healthy and natural alternative for breakfast. It is a great source of energy, which can keep you full until lunchtime. In addition to flax seeds, you will need a banana, seasonal fruit and yogurt.
With sesame seeds you can prepare the gomasio, a very tasty sesame-based condiment that will allow you to reduce the amount of joint cooking salt to add to dishes. You can buy gomasio in natural products stores or prepare it by combining 7 tablespoons of sesame seeds and only 1 tablespoon of salt.
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You can also try to prepare some at home cereal biscuits enrich with your favorite seeds. You can leave the smaller seeds whole - such as fennel, poppy and sesame seeds - and chop the sunflower or pumpkin seeds. You will get some healthy snacks really delicious to replace packaged products.
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