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7 Healthy Recipes Using Seeds

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Perhaps you’ve been thinking about adding seeds to your diet, but you’re not sure how to do it. Good news for you: They’re pretty versatile. They can even adjust to the family menu quickly because they’re not only healthy, they’re also delicious.

5-Minutes Crafts wants to teach you some simple seed recipes that you can start trying right away.

1. Chia seed pudding

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 150 ml of milk (can be replaced with nut/veg milk)

  • fresh fruit, chopped (peach, apple, orange, pear, banana, strawberries, etc.)

  • Sugar to taste

1. Pour the milk into a glass and sweeten it to taste. Add the chia seeds, stir, and let the mixture rest covered in the refrigerator for 10 to 12 hours. You can leave it overnight.

2. Remove the glass from the fridge. You’ll notice that the milk now has thickened. Lastly, cut the fruit into small pieces and place it on top of the pudding.

2. Flourless crispy seed crackers

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chia seeds

  • ½ cup flaxseeds

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds

  • ½ cup sunflower seeds

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt to taste

  • Aromatic herbs to taste (rosemary, oregano, thyme, etc.)

1. Mix all the seeds with the olive oil, water, salt, and herbs of your choice. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes to let the seeds hydrate. While you wait, preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Pour the paste onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread with a spatula until smooth and thin.

3. Cut the dough into squares to shape the crackers before cooking. Bake them for approximately 35 minutes or until the surface is golden brown.

4. Remove the tray from the oven, let it cool, and separate the crackers. You can keep them in a jar.

3. Bread with a mix of seeds and oats

Ingredients:

  • 350 g whole wheat flour

  • 175 g of wheat flour

  • 4 tsp oats

  • 3 tsp pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tsp flax seeds

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 250 ml of milk (can be soy/nut milk)

  • 250 ml of natural yogurt (can be soy yogurt)

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl (seeds, flour, salt, and baking soda). In a separate container, mix the milk with the yogurt and honey.

2. Combine both preparations with the help of a spoon until you get a sticky dough. If necessary, add a little more milk.

3. Place the dough into a rectangular mold, previously buttered and floured (you can also line it with parchment paper). Sprinkle the surface with more seeds.

4. Bake at a moderate temperature (375°F) for 40 to 50 minutes or until you see that the surface gets golden brown and the bread is firm. Remove from the oven and unmold while hot.

4. Cheese, rice, and sesame bites

Ingredients:

  • 50 g mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup of cooked rice

  • Toasted sesame seeds to taste

1. Cut the cheese into small cubes. Take a portion of rice in your hands (about the size of a meatball). Press your finger in the center and place a piece of cheese inside. Close and shape it into a ball.

2. Microwave the bites for 10 seconds, or long enough to melt the cheese. Remove and roll the balls over the toasted sesame seeds.

5. Seeds and nuts energy bites

Ingredients:

  • 350 g dates, raisins, and dried apricots

  • 200 g crushed nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.)

  • 150 g oats

  • 20 g mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame, linseed, chia, sunflower, etc.)

  • 10 g cocoa powder

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • A pinch of salt

1. Mix the dates, dried apricots, and raisins in a blender until you get a paste. Then crush the nuts or chop them with a knife.

2. Combine these 2 preparations with cocoa, cinnamon, salt, oats, and seeds. Make a compact mass.

3. Lightly oil a baking sheet and spread the dough by flattening it with your hands until it’s about 0.4 inches thick.

4. Cover the plate and let it rest for an hour. Now cut the bars to a size you prefer.

6. Broccoli, bacon, and chia soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 broccoli, cut into pieces

  • 150 g of fried and chopped bacon

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

  • 4 tbsp butter

  • 1 liter of vegetable broth

  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat the butter in a pot. Brown the chopped broccoli there for 5 minutes. Add the hot broth and bring it to a boil. Put everything in the blender and process it until you get a cream.

2. Season the soup to taste. Add the chia seeds and the chopped fried bacon. Serve in deep plates.

7. Seed salad dressing

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (chia, sesame, pumpkin, linseed, sunflower, etc.)

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. Mix the oil with the apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and honey in a bowl.

2. Toast the seeds in a pan over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add the toasted seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper (to taste) to the bowl. Beat with a fork until the mixture is smooth. Place it in a small jar and bring the salad dressing to the table so that each person can add it to their meal or salad, to their liking.

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