I have a point, so bear with me. It’s about flaxseed.
To be honest, there are so many health tips and superfoods out there, sometimes, it backfires.
I think it can be terribly confusing as to “what’s healthy” these days and that’s part of the problem.
There are times when I wake up groggily on a Saturday and see the world posting perfectly arranged nectarines and blueberries atop a gelatinous tub of chia pudding. I immediately think, “I should be eating that! I should be eating chia!”
Like with chia, I recently felt this way about flaxseed. I hadn’t really used it much (sprinkling it on salads and that’s about it) until I kept seeing it popup as a “must-have” pantry item.
I decided to try it out and it really does have the most delightful nutty flavor. So, I used it in today’s recipe. Then, I thought to myself, “Is that flaxseed really adding anything to this recipe or is it just so you can say you used flaxseed?”
The answer was: no, it really doesn’t add much. I mean, that nice nutty flavor and obviously more nutrients, but no, it’s not necessary.
So, I rewrote the recipe and made the flaxseed optional. It’s also an expensive pantry item and not always readily accessible.
There’s one calming mantra I tell myself when I succumb to trending ingredients: “You didn’t grow up eating this stuff and look at you now – all tall and mighty!”
The truth is, is that as long as you’re eating whole, unprocessed foods (and primarily vegetables), you’re good. Healthy eating is way simpler than most people think.Healthy eating is way simpler than most people think. Click To Tweet
But what about chia? Flaxseed? Matcha? Acai? They’re all going to add even more nutrients to your diet, but don’t panic – if you already eat a well-balanced diet, you’re on the right track. If you want an extra boost, try one out – I actually really love matcha lattes right now.
Eat veggies, eat clean, drink a ton of water, but most importantly, let yourself live. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through my own health journey and being a healthy blogger is that if you don’t have those moments when you eat a bag of Pepperidge Farms soft baked chocolate chip cookies, you’ll go crazy. Or is that just me? 🙂
I absolutely love this recipe, mainly because it’s so easy and literally comes together within 25 minutes if you follow it exactly and are a quick prepper. This salmon burger recipe needs to be bookmarked, because it’s amazing – juicy, flavorful and made with real ingredients.
Sorry if I got a bit preachy, I just wanted to be transparent about these dang flaxseeds, after I photographed the recipe!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers PointsPlus*: 8 points
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