Nuts and Seeds: Recipes
Many of us often forget about incorporating nuts and seeds into our diets. This is a mistake! They give us essential nutrients and work well in any recipe. We’re sharing two recipes with you today, to help you enjoy a healthy intake of nuts and seeds. In addition, we’re also going to explain their nutritional benefits.
Benefits of nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are some of the healthiest foods out there. They’re important for any diet because they provide health benefits for everyone, regardless of age, weight or health. After you’ve finished reading this article, we know that you’re going to love the following recipes that we’ve suggested!
But, firstly, we’re going to talk about their main health benefits:
- Source of minerals. Minerals are fundamental for a healthy heart, muscle and bone growth.
- Rich in vitamin B. This vitamin is responsible for keeping us full of energy all day long. A handful of nuts at breakfast means that you can begin the day in the best possible way.
- Rich in healthy fats. Too often we associate fat with something negative and it’s just not true. Though our bodies only require a small amount, we need fat in order to function.
- Plant-based proteins: essential for providing the body with amino acids.
- Rich in fiber: helps to improve digestion and prevent constipation.
The only downside that nuts and seeds have is that they should only be eaten in small quantities, this is because they are high in calories. A handful each day is just enough to provide us with the nutrients we need, without making us gain weight.
Crackers with nuts and seeds
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 3.5 ounces of seeds (any variety)
- 3.5 ounces of almonds
- 10 hazelnuts
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F.
- In a bowl, beat the two eggs and add the honey. Mix well and add the seeds and chopped nuts. You can either finely chop them, or leave them in chunks. Then, add the flour.
- Stir all of the ingredients together until you have a dough that you can easily shape. If you find it too dry, you can add a little more honey.
- On parchment paper, arrange little balls of the dough and flatten them so that they’re in the shape of a cracker.
- Bake them for 20 minutes until they’re golden brown. When ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
This nut-based hamburger recipe also uses vegetables and carbohydrate sources, making it a well-rounded and balanced dish. Along with one of our salads on the side, these hamburgers could be a healthy meal for any day, and they don’t take too long to prepare either!
In addition, these original hamburgers don’t contain any meat, making them ideal for vegetarians and vegans.
Ingredients for eight servings:
- 15 ounces of chopped nuts (any variety)
- 2 onions
- 2 celery stems
- 1 pint of water
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon of yeast
- 8 ounces of breadcrumbs
- Olive oil
- Dice the onions and celery and stir-fry them in a frying pan, with a little olive oil, until they’re golden brown. When cooked, add the oregano and flour. Slowly stir this together for a couple of minutes.
- Add the water and continue stirring the ingredients. When the sauce starts to thicken, add the chopped nuts. You can chop them finely or coarsely.
- Add the breadcrumbs and season with salt if necessary.
- Let the mixture cool and shape into eight hamburger patties.
- Coat them in the breadcrumbs, before frying or grilling them.