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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Flax Seed

A question came up in one of my WW meetings a while ago  about flax seed. Personally, I use the milled flax seed and put it in almost everything......cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, cakes........and anything I want to add some GOOD healthy dietary fiber and Omega 3s. It is gluten free, has no sugar or salt or cholesterol and 0 trans fat.

You can also get flax seed oil. However: Oil contains little or no dietary fiber -- anti-cancer lignans are in the fiber; oil is more expensive than seed; and oil is lower in Omega 3s.

Here is a website to give you more info on flax seed or you can just Google it: http://www.goldenflax.com/flax-seed-oil.html

Also, check out www.hodgsonmill.com for info and recipes. That's the brand I use.

Sooooo.......slip some flax seed into your recipes! 

Later!
Loving Life(time)!
Jan

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