Showing posts with label flaxseeds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flaxseeds. Show all posts

25 May 2016


Hello everyone

Now a days our life is getting so fast day by day that even we don't get sufficient time to indulge our proper meal at time and with peace. For all these we have to pay with out detaining health. So keeping this basic problem of today's life in my mind, I prepared this super healthy energy bars which will not only provide you overall nutrients to go on whole day but also satisfy your taste buds. What else you need on a busy morning. This energy bar is full of healthy ingredients and is full of flavors too. If you are a health conscious sweet tooth then this is for you. I bet after having this you will never head towards store bought energy bars which are full of unhealthy calories. This will provide you sufficient energy with full nutrition and will also keep you fill for long time. For working ladies too this is perfect for small hunger pranks, as it have flaxseeds , which is too beneficial for women's overall health. Kids can also take it in their tiffin . It's very healthy alternative to chocolates, as it will not only satisfy your sweet craving but also provide you all necessary nutrients.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to drop down your comments and suggestions☺️☺️..


Yield : 25-30 regular size pcs 
Time: 30 mins


1 cup flaxseeds
1 cup oats
1 cup nutty dryfruits, thinly sliced ( almonds, walnuts, pistachio, cashew nuts etc)
1/2 cup raisins
10-12 dried apricots, finely chopped
400 gms jaggery ( you can use 300 - 250 gms if not sweet tooth)
1/2 cup water 
1 tsp cinnamon powder ( optional)
1/4 cup corn syrup or liquid glucose ( optional) , but it will surely improve the final texture
1/4 cup dried rose petals ( optional), but having nice aroma and cooling property
1 tbsp sliced pistachio and rose petals, for garnishing 


First of all dry roast flaxseeds on medium flame till it become nice aromatic and crisp. Keep checking in between by putting few grains of flaxseeds between your teeth, if you feel a crunch and nicely roasted nutty flavour then it's done. Pour it in a plate and let it cool.

 ** Be careful while roasting flaxseeds as you can't guess whether it's done or not by its appearance only so keep checking as told above.

Now dry roast oats on medium flame till nice golden and crisp. 

* Be careful not to burn it. Keep stirring constantly for even roasting and avoid burning it. Keep aside to cool.

Now dry roast nutty dry fruits for few minutes just to get them little crisp and aromatic. Keep aside to cool.

* Don't over roast Dry fruits ever as it destroys its nutrients.

Now in a heavy bottom deep pan take jaggery and water . Cook it on low flame to get one string syrup. You can check by putting a drop of it in water if it makes round ball without dispersing in water then immediately switch off the flame. But if it is dispersing in water then cook it little more. You can also check it in between your finger whether it is making one string on stretching or not. But this method may be risky, as you may burn your fingers like mine😜. 

After switching off the flame, immediately add cinnamon powder and corn syrup to it and mix well. 

Now add all the dry fruits, flax seeds, oats and rose petals. 

Mix well and pour immedietly in a greased pan or plate lined with butter paper. Spread evenly with help of spatula or your palm .

* But apply some water on your palm and be quick in patting your mixture as it will be enough hot to hurt you. 

* Be sure to grease your pan or plate generously and if possible do use butter paper as it will make easy to remove bars from pan after cooling.

Now sprinkle pistachio and rose petals all over it and press a little to stick properly. Now let it become little cool before cutting. 

Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter ,coated with little ghee or butter for getting neat slices, cut desired shapes of energy bars and let it cool completely before putting in jars.

This can be kept in airtight jars for more than one month , if you let it ☺️..  No need to refrigerate.

* Be sure to cut slices, when it is little warm other wise it will become tough to cut neat slices.

Your healthy energy bars full of nutrients is ready to be served with a glass full of milk. Just enjoy these nutty bars whenever you want.

*You can use any nuts of your choice.

* You can also decrease sweetness by decreasing jaggery if you are not sweet tooth fellow.

This can also be kept in tiffin or if you are traveling , can keep it with you . Best for small hunger pranks , it will save you from indulging unhealthy snacks . 

So enjoy these healthy beauties and don't forget to share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

25 Jul 2015


Hello everyone
Flaxseeds are considered super healthy food, so why not we too include it in our daily menu. Many people want to add it but don't like its taste , so here I have this super food in super healthy as well as super tasty version. Laddoo... Favorite of every sweet tooth but these are not only yummy for sweet lovers but also a boon to health conscious weight watchers too. It will satisfy your taste buds while craving for sweets and at the same time keep you fill for long. I prefer these for post workout snacks as that time we need some thing energetic and this best suits our needs. As I skipped adding sugar and ghee to it and added lots of Dry fruits , jaggery and peanut butter to increase its nutritional values so that anyone can have these without guilt and stay healthy in a yummy way. There  are numerous health benefits of using flaxseeds and one of them is women health. It's really a complete remedy to women's general regular problems if consumed regularly but remember to not consume too much at a time, as this may be heavy on stomach if consumed in large quantity. 1-2 laddoos daily is enough for our daily requirement of these nutrients. Consumption of raw flaxseed can also lead to digestion problems so always consume it in roasted form. For more information you can refer to Below link.

Flaxseeds, ground, raw
2.00 TBS
14.00 grams
Calories: 75
GI: very low
DensityWorld's Healthiest

Recipe of this super healthy and yummy laddo is given below ,hope you all will definitely like it and add to your healthy meal list.


Serves: 25-30 pieces( depend on size)
Time : 40 mins


1/2 kg flax seed
400 gms jaggery, grated
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups chopped dry fruits( cashew, almonds, walnut,pistachios and raisins)
2 tbsp ginger powder(optional)
1 tbsp cinnamon powder(optional)
12-15 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp ghee(optional only for flavor)
1/2-3/4 cups of peanut/almond butter


Dry roast flax seed at medium high flame till aromatic and crunchy. Don't burn it so be careful . let it cool then grind along with cardamom pods to a powder.
Slightly dry roast the dry fruits to make them crunchy . But don't over do as too much roasting or frying of dry fruits decrease its nutritional values.
Now add all ingredients together and mix properly. Your mixture is ready to make laddoos. Make laddoos of desired size and enjoy healthy snacking.

You can add jaggery and dry fruits as per your taste. For easy binding peanut/almond butter quantity can be increased. In India , flaxseeds have enough oil in it to bind itself ,so use peanut butter as required.

If you are allergic to any nut or peanut butter then can simply skip those nuts and go for ghee , for binding and add other nuts of your choice for flavour.

You can add more ghee also for more flavors and easy binding.

But I bet it still not going to disappoint  you at all .
Now enjoy this delightful sweet dish without guilt and stay healthy in a yummy way. Hope you all will like this healthy cum yummy treat and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot ...

I am adding this information for those who are confused whether to consume flaxseeds in summer or not . So here you go... you can eat flaxseeds daily irrespective of seasons . 

Information source : Google 

Facts on Flax seeds: 

Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for overall brain health as well as for preventing memory loss and depression.

Including flax seeds in your diet can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels as much as 25 to 65 percent, especially in women.

Eating flax seeds daily stabilizes blood sugar and can reduce the effects of diabetes.

A 3 tablespoon serving of flax seeds is as rich in omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids as one pound of fish.

Flax seeds are rich in fiber: 3 tablespoons contains one half the daily requirement.

Flax seeds are rich in soluble fiber that carries toxins out of the body.

Flax seeds are rich in lignans—800 times more than any food on earth—which may help fight prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

Lignans also decrease the severity of hot flashes and decrease inflammation related to diseases like arthritis and lupus.

Flax seeds are high in protein, containing 10 grams in each 3 tablespoon serving

Flax seeds are rich and filling, with their high-fiber content and omega-3 fatty acids, and create a full, satisfied feeling.

These are 10 reasons why to consume flaxseeds daily.

Hope this helps😊😊

Happy cooking....