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    Grind It – Smart Tip #3

    Thu, Mar 27, 2008

    Eating Better, Smart Tips

    Smart Tips for Optimum Nutrition

    One of the best ways that I know to add nutrition to a meal, snack or smoothie is by grinding seeds.

    I use a coffee grinder.

    It works perfectly to grind almost anything – flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds.

    I use these in baking all the time along with powdered milk to replace part of the flour in a recipe.

    I also sprinkle ground seeds on almost everything I eat these days. I never used to put ground flax in smoothies because I didn't think the texture would be good.

    I tried it and I can barely tell that they are in there.

    I keep my coffee grinder on my counter and use it many times a day.

    The fresher the ground seeds are when you use them, the more nutrients they will have.

    You can grind a few ahead and put them in the freezer, but no more than a day or two, fresh is best.

    Watch for more info on the nutritional value of seeds and nuts coming up! 

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    It is definitely the time of year to be getting back on board with a Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Week Challenge – I am counting down the days to being 10lbs lighter and 12 weeks stronger!

    Holly gives us assignments throughout the challenge, today it is to examine perfection and the effect that it has on our results – and how it can more likely than not cause more trouble than it saves. I am looking at that today.

    How about you. Has perfection ever brought you down in your efforts to lose weight or get healthier?