by: Yuri Elkaim

17 Recipes That Will Make You Want to Eat More Flaxseed

Sometimes changing just one thing in your diet can make a big difference in how you feel.

You’ve probably removed certain foods from your life – goodbye trans fat and high fructose corn syrup! – but what about adding just one thing to give your diet a boost?

I go for a daily dose of flaxseeds, which I literally spoon into everything from chia pudding to vegan burgers.

They’re an easy way to give your body an omega-3 boost without going through the trouble of eating salmon or sardines.

Omega 3’s are excellent for reducing inflammation and are known for promoting heart and brain health. The healthy fats in flaxseeds also help to hydrate your skin, and a daily dose will leave your skin soft and supple.

You can enjoy flaxseed any time of the day – it’s not just for breakfast. Check out these flaxseed recipes.

Delicious, Fun, Sneaky Flaxseed Recipes

1. Vegan Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Burger

Vegan Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Burger via Veganosity

Smoky black beans, quinoa, flaxseed, and spices give this burger the perfect vegan touch.

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this burger is exactly what a veggie burger should be.

Find the recipe here: Veganosity

2. Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf

You seriously won’t miss the meat in this hearty, comforting “loaf” recipe.

Flaxseed and walnuts deliver a dose of healthy fats, veggies give it an antioxidant boost, and quinoa and lentils add fiber.

It’s topped with a delicious tomato glaze that’s way tastier than traditional ketchup.

Find the recipe here: Simply Quinoa

3. Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Recipe via Southern In Law

Here’s an amazing peanut butter cookie recipe that’s packed with protein. But these cookies – which contain ground flaxseed – so delicious that you’d never know for a second they were healthy.

They’re the perfect mix of crunchy edges, soft middles and chewy peanut buttery goodness

Find the recipe here: Southern In Law

4. Chia Flax Hot Pudding

If you’re looking for a healthy, comforting meal to warm you on a cool morning, try this chia flax pudding.

Paleo-friendly and gluten-free, it serves up protein, healthy fat, and fiber to keep you feeling full.

Find the recipe here: Mark’s Daily Apple

5. Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites via Gimme Some Oven

These flavorful energy bites make a the perfect grab-and-go snack.

Simple, healthy, and no-bake, you’ll benefit from the staying power of chia and flax seeds, nuts, and oats.

Find the recipe here: Gimme Some Oven

6. Super Easy Buddha Bowl

Full of colorful veggies, this super easy Buddha bowl lives up to its name, making a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Flaxseeds and nutritional yeast add a healthy boost to this delicious and easy one-dish meal.

Find the recipe here: Linda Wagner

7. Flax Almond Meal Banana Muffins

Flax Almond Meal Banana Muffins via Ambitious Kitchen

These muffins offer total yum in a healthy little package.

Pack one of these healthy treats in your lunch bag to help get you through the afternoon slump.

Flax and almond meal replace refined white flour to give these muffins a hearty, protein-rich bite that will keep you feeling full till dinner.

Find the recipe here: Ambitious Kitchen

8. Paleo Beef Meatballs

This is a great basic meatball recipe with a simple swap of traditional breadcrumbs for a grain-free version with ground flaxseed, almond flour, coconut flour, and shredded zucchini.

Make these paleo meatballs for an Italian feast over zoodles and marinara sauce.

Find the recipe here: Gluten-Free Empowerment

9. Fiber Starter Breakfast Bowl

Fiber Starter Breakfast Bowl via Yuri Elkaim

Swap out your nutrition-deficient cereal for this hearty fiber-packed, gluten-free choice instead.

It’s a great way to kickstart your energy each morning and keep you feeling full till lunch.

Find the recipe here: Yuri Elkaim

10. Homemade Flaxseed Hummus

Sneak omega 3s into your diet with this unusual hummus recipe – yes, it’s different, and yes, it’s definitely delicious.

It makes a healthy, protein rich snack if served with veggie sticks.

Find the recipe here: Mommy’s Home Cooking

11. Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites

Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites via Wholesome Cook

This simple, uncomplicated recipe is made with just a few tasty ingredients – but the taste is pure wow.

Ground flaxseed and spices make a crispy coating for chicken bites. You’ll want to keep this recipe on repeat.

Find the recipe here: Wholesome Cook

12. Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Quinoa Pancakes

Make a stack of these pancakes for a hearty breakfast or (my favorite) shake up your dinner routine with breakfast for dinner.

Mellow, a little sweet, and delicious, these pancakes work well topped with bananas, berries, coconut flakes, or any other healthy toppings.

Find the recipe here: Simply Quinoa

13. Pumpkin Flax Granola

Pumpkin Flax Granola via Natasha's Kitchen

This nutrient-packed granola recipe is loaded with good-for-you ingredients – oats, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil, coconut flakes – and is sweetened with honey.

It’s crunchy, chewy, clustery, and so satisfying!

Find there recipe here: Natasha’s Kitchen

14. Carrot Cake Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Technically not real cookies, these nutritious little cakes will fool you.

They taste every bit as good as carrot cake, yet are stuffed with nutritious ingredients, including a flax egg.

Find the recipe here: Simply Quinoa

15. Two-Ingredient Quinoa Crust

Two-Ingredient Quinoa Crust via Green Healthy Cooking

Looking for a naturally vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free tart or pie crust?

This delicious 2-Ingredient Quinoa Crust has a fairly neutral and nutty taste that works for both sweet and savory dishes.

Find the recipe here: Green Healthy Cooking

16. Easy Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders

These healthy and delicious chicken tenders are a far cry from the ones served at fast food restaurants.

Coated in almond flour, flaxseed meal, and spices, you’ll want to make these paleo chicken tenders for lunch and dinner.

Find the recipe here: Allergy Free Alaska

17. Flourless Banana Bread Muffins

Flourless Banana Bread Muffins via Running with Spoons

There’s plenty to love about these flourless muffins.

They’re whipped up in the blender in under 5 minutes, are gluten-free, sugar-free, and everyone in the family will love them.

Find the recipe here: Running With Spoons

Easy Ways to Get the Power of Flax

So there you have it: 17 different – and fun! – ways to get more flaxseed (and fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and more) into your diet.

Give them a try and enjoy the results.

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.