Sources of Fibre and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Children need sufficient fibre in their diet to prevent constipation, however it is not always easy to persuade them to eat high fibre foods. Many of the snacks that appeal to children are low in fibre and high in sugar, sodium and preservatives. Health Connection’s Chia Seeds and Flaxseed Powder are naturally high in energy, high in fibre and very high in omega-3 fatty acids and so they are ideal for active kids. Here are some ideas of how to include chia seeds or flaxseed powder in the child’s diet.
Creative Uses for Chia Seeds – they add a crunchy texture to food
  • Add to smoothies or homemade lemonade
  • Add to salads or salad dressings
  • As an egg substitute: Use 1 tbsp finely ground chia seeds and 3 tbsp water per egg in a baked recipe
  • Enjoy in oat porridge
  • Use to thicken soups, stews or gravies
  • Use to thicken meatballs instead of breadcrumbs (use 2 tbsp per 500g of meat)
  • Homemade energy gel: Add 2 tbsp to a cup of coconut water. Allow to thicken for 10 minutes.
  • As a bread replacement in crumbed fish and chicken
  • Add to yoghurt or desserts
Creative Uses for Flaxseed Powder – it has a neutral, slightly nutty taste
  • Add to smoothies
  • Sprinkle into yoghurt
  • Add to cereal or porridge
  • Add to flour when baking bread, muffins and biscuits
  • Sprinkle into baked desserts
  • Add to sauces or dips
  • Add to flour when thickening sauces or stews


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