Trader Joe’s ORGANIC FLAXSEED MEAL


Unfortunately Trader Joe’s recently seems to have discontinued their Whole Roasted Flax Seeds and replaced it with this Flax seed meal, already ground. Bummer for me. I way preferred whole flax seeds to this. However if this is the only choice, then I will get this, as in no choise. Now I have a second coffee grinder just for grinding up seeds and spices. I (used to) ground the whole flax seeds just before using! Oh well! I may go back to buying whole flax seeds elsewhere (Whole Foods?) however for the time being, I have these. I’ll use them for mixing into my TJ’s Kefir, and making smoothies and other stuff. So yes good for Smoothies of course or adding into baked goods or pancakes. I even found these in a little section at TJ’s called “Smoothies” with things people make them with together. Keep this in the fridge after opening.

Trader Joe’s ORGANIC CHIA SEEDS


Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seeds

If you aren’t eating chia seeds by now, you probably should be.

You’ve no doubt heard about what a superfood chia seeds are and all it’s health benefits. These tiny powerhouse seeds are packed with protein and Omega 3’s and other goodies. When soaked in liquid the seeds swell up into a gel. So they are great for adding to cereal, smoothies, yogurt or pancakes. They can be used as a thickener. The seeds are really tiny so be careful as if you spill some they have a tendency to go everywhere. Rather than pouring them out of the bag, I keep some in a jar so I can pour them or scoop out a huge tablespoon every day which I mix into oat milk and kefir. They take a little while to swell up and absorb liquid so I wait 10 minutes af so. A 12 oz bag of them now sells for $5.49. Trader Joe’s sells a number of superfood seed items, chia seeds, flax seeds, a mix of chia and flax, and hemp seeds. All of these tiny superfood seeds are good for you and things you can incorporate into your daily diet, especially I think at breakfast when you can eat a few tablespoons easily in cereal, yogurts, and smoothies.

Trader Joe’s carries a few superfood seeds: CHIA SEEDS, FLAX SEEDS, HEMP SEEDS. I saw a whole “smoothies section” featuring these seeds plus other products good to make your morning smoothie

https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-chia-seeds