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#1 of 8 Super Healthy Foods We Guarantee Your Kid will Eat

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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By Carolyn Land Williams, M.Ed., R.D.

             Flaxseed: Banana-Cinnamon Waffles Recipes

Flaxseed

This nutty plant food is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for optimal brain development. Flaxseed is sold whole and ground, but research suggests that ground is absorbed by the body better. Try sprinkling ground flaxseed onto cereal or into the batter of sweet treats like Apple Upside-Down Cake or Banana-Cinnamon Waffles(pictured).  Replace 1/4 cup of flour with ground flaxseed in your child’s favorite muffin, bread, or pancake recipe to add a healthy boost to baked goods.

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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TerriC
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

This may be a toughie with my kids.  I bought some kind of cookie a while back that had flaxseed and wanted my kids to try something healthy.  None of us liked them.  DH included.  This would be a hard sell for me, but I would give it a go.

dusky_rose
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

I wish that my son would eat homemade waffles. I will have to look for flaxseed in the store for other baked goods that I make.


Vertical15
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Yum!  I've never tried it but looked at it a few times in the store.

kellynh
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yum!! They actually sell a flour with ground flax in it. 

MichelleK41
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Ohhhh thanks for sharing this!

Bob192
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

We have never tried flaxseed!

mhmomma
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM
I have never tried flaxseed. Always wanted to. Ill has to give this a try next time I make waffles or donuts
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KaylaMillar
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

my kids will eat it if its mixed in with things

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I keep meaning to get some of that.

RobynS
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I love flaxseed! :)

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