Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal
Let’s have a chat about FLAXSEED!! We’ve talked about chia seeds (Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed) and covered a little bit about hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts) but never flaxseed. So, I decided to add some flaxseed to my diet. It’s healthy. It’s good for you. Why not? The flaxseed I purchased is from Trader Joe’s. It’s called Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal. Here it is (pictured). Read more about it below.
Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:
- Light, nutty flavor
- Refrigerate after opening
- USDA Organic
- Great in oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, waffles, or any of your favorite baked goods
- High in ALA (Provides 3000 mg of ALA per serving, 187% of the 1.6 g Daily Value for ALA)
Ingredients: Organic Ground Flaxseeds.
Nutrition Facts: A serving of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal is 2 tablespoons for 90 calories. Not bad at all. Remember, Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal provides 3000 mg ALA per serving. ALA is alpha-linolenic acid. A form of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. It’s good for the heart. It’s good for your health. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this is one of the many ways to get essential omega-3’s into your diet!
Photos of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:
This is what Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal looks like. It can easily be incorporated into a bowl of warm oatmeal (keep reading to find out how), homemade protein bars, and other baked goods. It works out great! I highly recommend it! Whole flaxseed is available too if you’re interested. You can purchase them and grind them up yourself. I prefer my flaxseeds already milled for me out of convenience, but I am open to using whole flaxseed (which I have in the past). Which do you prefer? Do you prefer whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed??
Why eat flaxseed? This is why! 10 Health Benefits of Flaxseed!
- Lowers blood pressure
- Prevents colon cancer
- Good for the skin and hair
- High in fiber (contains both insoluble and soluble fiber)
- Rich in lignans (a phytonutrient)
- Anti-bacterial and anti-viral
- Heart healthy
- Good source of iron
- Good source of plant-based protein
How to Use Flaxseed:
I’ve been adding 1-2 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal into my oatmeal. Flaxseed blends very well in a warm bowl of oatmeal. I’ll show you how.
Step 1: Add oatmeal with your choice of plant-based milk. Some days, I use coconut milk. Other days, I use soy milk. I switch it up all the time. Cook the oatmeal and milk mixture as you normally would.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed into the bowl of oatmeal. It looks dense and heavy. Don’t worry about it. It’s going to work out just fine. You can use 2 tablespoons too if you choose to. Your choice.
Step 3: Mix the flaxseeds with the soft oatmeal mixture. It should look like this. This bowl of oatmeal just became healthier! ?
Step 4: All done! Today’s oatmeal. I used half a banana, pecans, coconut shreds, and sprinkled some pink Celtic sea salt on top. Mmmm! ? This is so perfect!
That’s it! Enjoy! ? It’s really that easy! In addition to adding flaxseed to oatmeal, protein bars, and baked goods, you can also add them to your cereal, protein shakes, and smoothies! What can I say? Be creative. The sky is the limit! Have you used flaxseed before? How about Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal? Share your experience with me! I would looveeee to know! ~ *How to eat healthy at Trader Joe’s!*