Here’s a great way to save some money and get some added Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Next time you’re baking up something delicious, try substituting ground flax seed for your oil or your eggs (don’t do both).
- 1 egg = 1 TB ground flax mixed with 3 TB of cold water. Let the mixture of flax rest for ten minutes, and then add it into your recipe at the time you would add your egg.
- 1 TB oil or butter = 3 TB ground flax
Tip: Don’t use flax as a substitute for baked goods that rely heavily on eggs or butter for their structure, or have a high fat or sugar ratio. For example, you wouldn’t want to do this with brownies. You could of course add flax for added nutrients, but don’t use it as a substitute for eggs or oils.
Places to buy flaxseed:
- Look for it in the natural section of your grocery store.
- Buy it on Amazon.
- Get it at Costco Wholesale Club.
Photo courtesy of jamieanne.
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