Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The benefits of bird food

Mackerel is a wonderful source of essential fats but not so easy to carry around in your handbag for a snack on the go!

This is why nuts and seeds make it onto my 'superfood' list - they're portable, easy to get hold of and rich in essential fats as well as some antioxidant minerals. They also contain roughly equal quantities of carbohydrates and proteins so don't send your blood sugar soaring like some other snacks.

I add them to salads (pumpkin, poppy, sesame and sunflower seeds), yoghurt (chopped hazelnuts), muesli (chopped mixed nuts and sunflower seeds) and stir fry veg (flaked almonds and sesame seeds). I also keep them in my desk and handbag for snacks on the run.

For anyone who's averse to nuts and seeds (including fussy kids) they're also quite easy to hide in your food. You can blend nuts and seeds into soups and smoothies and replace some flour with ground nuts in cakes, breads, pastry and crumble toppings.


1 comment:

  1. Nuts and seeds are good because they are high fiber. I will introduce these to my kids like what you did because they are very picky.
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