The older I get the more I realize, it’s not only important to keep my kids healthy but to make sure I’m healthy. Adding Flax to my daily diet is important because of the essential fatty acids found in Omega-3. Omega-3’s are vital for normal metabolism and the health of the membrane of every cell in our body. Some research suggests that Omega-3, found in flax, also reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes as well as helps reduce the symptoms of ADHA, hypertension depression, and joint pain. Shape Foods has provided me with their Heart Shape Seasoning Flax Oil’s and Royal Harvest Flax Meal for review. I was thrilled to review these products because I am always looking for healthy ways to increase my family’s daily intake of Omega-3.
Heart Shape Seasoning Oils are a great way to to “sneak” Omega- 3 ALA into my family’s diet. I was sent the Heart Shape Culinary Pure Flax Oil, Italian Flax Oil, Mexican Flax Oil, Indian Flax Oil, Thai Flax Oil, and Szechuan Flax Oil. These oils have no chemicals, additives, or preservatives (shelf life of 18 months) as well as free of pesticides and herbicides. Heart Shape Oils are kosher, vegan, and sold in glass bottles that are BPA free and do not contain phthalates. They are all around healthy!
I was thrilled to get started trying all of these products. The Heart Shape Culinary Pure Flax Oil is the perfect all around oil. It can be added to any baked good, yogurt, milk, ice cream, breakfast cereals, soups, and pizza. I even like to put a little in my morning coffee. The nutty flavor pairs well with most food items. The Mexican Flax Oil was a easy add to taco night. Tacos are a Wasser family favorite. I put in two tablespoons of the Mexican Flax Oil into the seasoned mix and it added 16,000 mg of Omega-3 ALA and a little extra yummy flavor of chipotle, jalapeno, and garlic. I even took Heart Shape’s suggestion and marinated chicken in it. It was really good!!
We also have a Italian night. I love my veggie lasagna and so do my kids! It’s a great way to sneak in their daily vegetables! I incorporated a couple tablespoons into my vegetable mix while sauteing. By adding two tablespoons, I enhanced my meal with 16,000 mg of Omega-3 ALA. I even thought it would be great for my kids to use as dipping for bread. The Italian oil had flavors of basil, garlic, and lemon. It was really tasty!
To be honest, I don’t really know how to cook any Thai, Szechuan, or Indian dishes so I thought it would be great to use as marinade on grilled chicken; all paired nice with white rice. The Thai, Szechuan, and Indian oils gave a tastey flavor to the chicken. The Thai oil has flavors of chili, coconut, and lemongrass, the Szechuan: chili, garlic, and ginger, and the Indian: curry. The Heart Shape Flax Oils can be added to any potato, salad, soup, or favorite dish. To purchase a bottle of Heart Shape Flax Oil, all flavors are sold on the Shape Foods website for $8.69 a bottle or $49.53 for a six pack. The Heart Shape Flax Oils are now a must have cooking ingredient in my house.
The Royal Harvest’s Flax Meal is easy to incorporate into meals. Lately my daughter Ava (age 3) has been requesting blueberry pancakes for breakfast. The Royal Harvest Pure Flax Meal is perfect to put into the pancake mix. I just measure a couple spoonfuls (1 serving) and my daughters do not know the difference. They are getting are getting 5g of dietary fiber (per serving), 760 mg ALA Omega-3 (per serving), and 235 mg of Lignans per serving. The Royal Harvest Flax Meal has a nutty flavor and perfect for baking! It retails around $10. To locate where Royal Harvest Meal is locally sold, visit the Royal Harvest website, click on your state then city or you can purchase a bag right from Shape Foods website.
At a lost on how to incorporate Heart Shape Flax Oils and Royal Harvest Flax Meal into your meals? Check out Shape Foods recipe box. There are all sorts of great recipes for breads, breakfast smoothies, fruit smoothies, ice cream, meal ideas, and milk shakes.
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