Buzzfeed featured an article listing healthy snack ideas to “help you study hard and power through those final days of tests, presentations, and paper writing.”
No Bake Energy Balls
For snack number five, the recipe includes Carrington Farms Organic Flax Chia Blend and explains, “Make these energy balls a week before you dive into study-mode and you can keep them in your fridge to grab-and-go when needed!” Click here for the recipe.
For their number seven snack pick – popcorn – the article highlights Carrington Farms Sriracha flavor Coconut Cooking Oil, “For a spicy (and healthy!) twist, sprinkle with sriracha coconut oil,” Click here for recipe.
The holiday season means Christmas cookies galore. Shape Magazine has tips on how to bake healthy brownies and other treats for the holidays. Here is Carrington Farms favorite tip…
Add Chia to Your Cookies
Chia seeds add fiber, omega-3s, potassium, iron, and calcium to your baked goods. The folks at Carrington Farms recommend adding 2 tablespoons of the seeds to your batter for every dozen cookies or muffins. (For more ideas, check out these Quick and Easy Chia Seed Recipes.)
Jessie James Decker (@jessiejamesdecker), country-pop singer-songwriter/reality TV star/wife of Eric Decker (Wide Receiver for the New York Jets) shared a picture of Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad with her 1.9 million Instagram followers that included the Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil!
Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil is the first of its kind!
Liquid Coconut cooking oil is a great alternative to traditional oils such as vegetable, olive, canola, and corn oil
Retains all the benefits of traditional coconut oil but does not have the flavor or odor of coconuts
Naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning
Contains 4 times more MCT’s than traditional virgin coconut oil and retains all the benefits
Has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils
All natural, gluten free, hexane free, NON-GMO, free of hydrogenated and trans fats and comes in a BPA free bottle
Looking for an easy recipe to make for Thanksgiving that uses your new Carrington Farms coconut oil? In this easy roasted sweet potato side dish, coconut oil deepens the natural caramelized flavor of roasted sweet potatoes, and it adds a delicate subtle coconut flavor. Brown sugar and nutmeg sweeten the dish.
It is 3pm and if you are like many of us, you’re struggling to stay awake at your desk. Fueling your body with healthy food, specifically items high in protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates is a better solution than coffee.
1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
2 Tbs finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced
1 Carrington Farms Flax Chia Pak 2 Tbs water
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
1 beaten egg
1 Tbs mustard
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins). Tip: Use Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray on the Grill.
4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
5. Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
Good morning, flax seed fans! We’ve talked about why breakfast is so important as well as some easy ways to add flax seeds to your meals, simply by sprinkling them on top of other foods so today we’re going to get a bit more complex and talk about baking a delicious, healthy morning treat using our flax chia blend!
Here’s what you need to bake our Flax Chia Muffins:
3 Tbs flax chia blend
½ Cup Butter
1 ½ Tsp Vanilla
¼ Tsp Baking Soda
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Tsp Cinnamon
¾ Cup Sugar
¾ Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Once you have your ingredients all together, cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
In another bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and flax chia blend, and then add it to the other ingredients. Put the mixture into the muffin tins, making sure that they’re greased, and then add sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 20 minutes.
Wasn’t that easy? Now you have muffins with all the beneficial nutrients of flax seed products. For more flax seed food recipes or nutritional information, visit CarringtonFarms.com.
As we’re sure you know, we’re big fans of flax seeds here at Carrington Farms! They’re low in carbohydrates, making it easier for people who want to lose weight. They’re also high in fiber to help digestion as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which prevent inflammation and chronic diseases that may result. It’s no wonder that flax seed is known as one of the healthiest foods.
Now, you don’t want to get into a boring, monotonous routine with your food. Visit our Carrington Farms recipe page to get some ideas about how to add flax seed to your diet. Here are some ideas plus a few extras for every meal of the day!
Breakfast: Add flax seeds to your yogurt, muffins, oatmeal, french toast, or eggs. Lunch: Sprinkle flax seeds onto your sandwich, smoothie, or cottage cheese. Dinner: Mix flax seeds into your salad, soup, chicken breading, or meatballs.
Flax seed can also be used as a substitution for other foods. Visit CarringtonFarms.com for instructions on substituting flax seed for butter, oil and eggs. If you’re adding ground flax or flax seeds to your diet, make sure to drink plenty of water and to add flax slowly to your diet so that it can adjust.
Are you ready for your 4th of July barbecue? Nothing beats making burgers out on the grill, except maybe making our flax burgers! Packed with that great taste that you love, flax burgers also give you the healthy benefits of flax products with their omega-3 fatty acids and high level of fiber. Check out this great recipe, which makes 4 to 6 burgers.
1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey, bison, veal or your favorite meat.