Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flax and babies?

Pictured below is the proud recipient of two big-girl waffles this morning:

Not just any waffles, homemade waffles (well, followed the box) with the addition of fresh yummy blueberries and a Tablespoon of ground Organic Flax seeds. If you're new on the Flax train like I am, it seems a little confusing, right? Couldn't be easier, actually.

I'm always looking at different ways to get the most nutrition into Sophie's foods since I can't just puree and spoon practically anything in her mouth anymore. (Side note: have I mentioned she's started using a spoon on her own with some success? I'm so proud.)

Benefits: Omega 3's, Protein, Lignans and Fiber. And, BONUS! it's a natural laxative . Which is why you should be conscious of how much you give baby (I don't talk about her poop much, but that's because she doesn't make a lot of it. We'll see if that changes with the addition of Flax). If you check this website, it recommends not introducing Flax to babies before 8-10 months.

Hubby and I have been adding it to cereal, yogurt and smoothies so far. It's a little gritty, but we'll be getting used to it because I bought a 3lb bag of it from Costco.

What have you used ground Organic Flax seeds in? It can go in anything, I know, but any specific recipes you've had exceptional luck with? Can't wait to hear from you!


  1. I made some Apple Streusel Muffins last week, but did not have the ground flax seeds to put on top and used regular flax seeds. Needless to say, I had to pick them off for the girls. I have been putting flax seed in my cream of wheat with Agave Nectar!

  2. K, have your mom check Costco up there for you. The ground Flax are untracable (even by Little K!) AND easier to digest :) LOVE me some Agave, just on a coffee strike for a few weeks.

  3. I have a membership now. Wish I would have seen this earlier, we were just there after lunch :(

  4. Darn it! Let me know what else you are able to put it in - whole seeds or ground.

  5. Thanks, C! She destroyed that waffle a few minutes later!