Looking for healthy snacks that is alternative to nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese and fruits, I am exploring seeds that would keep me satisfied and that are nutritious.
Sunflower seeds have a very high oil content and one of the main sources of polyunsaturated oil. They come either shelled or in shell.
Quinoa, often described as a "superfood" is full of protein, fiber, various vitamins and minerals. It is not a grain but seed native to Peru. Quinoa is related to beets, chard and spinach. Quinoa is also gluten-free.
Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala. They are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber. Some ancient culture thought eating food made of Chai seeds or consuming it in a drink form would give them strength, power and energy.
Trust me I am happy whenever we have a basket of fruits in Honu. However I plan to sprinkle these nutty tasting power seeds to balance my diet.
Aloha -- Cathi