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What can I hide seeds in?

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Dancergirl Mon 24-Sep-18 18:05:30

In an attempt to get our family eating a bit more healthily, I've bought some packs of chia seeds and flaxseeds (linseeds). Both are quite small so should be easy to hide. What can I put them in? I have a super-fussy teen dd who has a limited diet and I'm desparate to get some good nutrition into her.

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Egg Mon 24-Sep-18 18:07:46


SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 24-Sep-18 18:16:05

I think chia seeds need to be soaked first, which makes them bigger, so more of a problem. Have you got a breadmaker?

AlwaysColdHands Mon 24-Sep-18 18:19:24

Mix flaxseeds in porridge oats, dark coloured smoothies & chuck some in appropriate cake mixture eg banana bread/ tea loaf. If you can get away with it, yoghurt with fruit & flaxseed. Enjoy!

redsummershoes Mon 24-Sep-18 18:20:20

overnight oats? roast them and sprinkle over soup?

madvixen Mon 24-Sep-18 18:21:57

Hugh FW's Peanut Butter Booster Bars might be just what you're looking for. I add all sorts of seeds to these and hubby (thinks seeds are for birds) loves them

Dancergirl Mon 24-Sep-18 18:35:17

Don't think dd would eat those sadly mad Think I'll have to stick to dishes dd is familiar with. Could I, for example, throw them into macaroni cheese?

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Dancergirl Mon 24-Sep-18 18:36:09

Yes I was thinking of cake always! Are they noticeable in cake mix?

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abbsisspartacus Mon 24-Sep-18 18:37:36

They would notice it in macaroni cheese use flaxseed powder?

redsummershoes Mon 24-Sep-18 18:39:18

ground up possibly. how old is your dd? I'm guessing reasoning doesn't work?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 24-Sep-18 18:40:46

I would grind them up before trying to hide them

madvixen Mon 24-Sep-18 19:11:15

What sort of food does DD like?

Dancergirl Mon 24-Sep-18 19:34:55

She's 15. She eats a very plain, bland diet - she'll eat pasta with cheese (ocasionally pesto or my homemade sauce made with cavolo nero), chicken, salmon (again plain), lots of cheese, bread, certain cereals, Innocent smoothies (individual cartons) and very little in the way of fruit and veg. I didn't know you could get flaxseed powder, is that a better way to hide it?

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MoMandaS Mon 24-Sep-18 19:41:22

You can make chia pudding (Google for recipe, v simple) and Gordon Ramsay has a recipe for raspberry jam: blend 250g raspberries (frozen is fine) with a couple of tablespoons of honey and squirt of lemon juice, then stir in 3 tablespoons of chia seeds. The chia seeds act as a gelling agent in the pudding and in the jam.

AmabelleOnabike Mon 24-Sep-18 19:47:22

Chocolate nut clusters. Melt 100g 85% dark chocolate and the same of milk, a spoon of peanut butter altogether then mix in some nuts or seeds (toasted pumpkin or sunflower are nice) add milled chia seeds and drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and refrigerate til hard. I eat chia seeds but cannot bear them whole so buy milled which can easily be sneaked into bread or porridge or Flapjacks. In macaroni cheese if you do a breadcrumb topping do half breadcrumbs and half flaxseed and some grated cheese.

AlwaysColdHands Tue 25-Sep-18 06:44:51

I put them in banana bread and tea loaf - there are so many ‘bits’ in them anyway you really can’t tell. I wouldn’t try to hide them in any other cake I don’t think.....! Some flaxseeds are quite dark brown, I used to get golden flaxseeds in a silver packet from Morrison’s & they were paler and easier to hide in things. If she’d drink smoothie NOT from a carton then you can put some in that (a thicker smoothie, the innocent ones in bottles) and disguise it with some raw cacao powder which turns the whole thing into a chocolate smoothie, and is also quite nutritious . This is how I get my daughter to consume avocado and spinach :-) if it’s a sweet smoothie to begin with and you have a good machine to really make things smooth then it works. X

Dancergirl Tue 25-Sep-18 09:53:00

Thank you, some good ideas. Like the sound of the chocolate clusters bike smile

Can I grind them myself at home? How?

Can't help thinking chia seeds look like head lice but I'm trying to get over that grin

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HoozThatGirl Wed 26-Sep-18 16:11:33

Chia seeds swell up when they come into contact with liquid so I don't think you can eat them raw. I tried chia pudding but my adult none faddy DC didn't like the texture. Even whizzed in a blender they are lumpy.

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