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Since I left in Oct and came back today. I notice Flax seed now in some recipes and some references to the new eggs that Medifast put out.

Can anyone tell me the signifigance of the ground Flax seed, I notice them in muffin and shakes but what does it do to each?.

The affect of the Medifast eggs in Muffin recipes? I don't want to miss out on any great tasting ideas and could it be...fluffier muffins?.

Thanks..

Comments (6)

Adds fiber. Nutrisystem recommended it for those who had a moving problem and needed something extra..

Lib..

Comment #1

The flaxseed adds fiber and gives the muffins a heartier texture. The eggs help them to rise a bit better. I love the adjustments. It makes the muffins much more filling and the flaxseed has a nutty kind of flavor...

Comment #2

I agree with Lib and Shauna and can support that fact that flax meal works! I developed a little problem after my doctor prescribed an iron supplement. It was surprising how that affected my digestive system. I saw flax meal recommended here and gave it a try. Build it up over a few weeks in soups, muffins/breads, and mixed into your veggies..

Bob's Red Mill is a good brand http://www.bobsredmill.com/ and available at many stores. As long as you are going to use a fiber product, it may as well have the extra nutrients (omega 3, Lignans) rather than just methylcellulose...

Comment #3

Keep in mind, flax seeds unground have no nutritional or fiber benefits, they must be ground to reap the rewards..

Once ground, Flax Meal (ground seeds) only keeps for about 2 week unrefridgeratedBest to buy whole seeds and grind a couple of days worth yourself. Keep ground + whole seeds in the fridge or even the freezer..

Aside from it's being a great source of soluble fiber, ground flax and flax oil are also a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon), also known as Alpha-linolenic acid...read more about it here:.

Http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART00398..

Comment #4

I added whole flax seeds to my Chocolate shake in my ultra blender the K-Tech. It tasted nutty and was ground to a whole wheat flour consistancy. Yummy.

Thanks for the tips girls. Especially about being ground. I might have tried to eat it like Sunflower seeds in my salad...

Comment #5

The eggs are great. I just ordered some and like them both as an omelet (with a little salsa on top) and in the "bread" recipe that uses the cream soups.

I made the bread for the first time yesterday at it was tasty and a good way to use up the cream of tomato soup that I don't like...

Comment #6


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