It seems that practically every day we’re bombarded with information about healthy eating, from recommendations for whole grains, healthy fats and fiber to antioxidants and healthier snack options.
Speaking of healthier snacks, there’s something readily available at the supermarket but often overlooked that fits the bill for a lot of good eating habits: sunflower seeds.
The whole sunflower seed, which is the fruit of a beautiful flower, is becoming more popular for munching at ballparks during games but, any time at all, any variety of these roasted seeds, in or out of the shell, plain or with salt or other flavorings, is a crowd-pleasing hit!
Since sunflower seeds satisfy our crunch craving just like nuts, especially my favorite, the out-of-the-shell kernels, they’re also super substitutes in so many ways for those who can’t eat nuts. Processed into a buttery form, they’re a tasty alternative to peanut butter and, for straight eating, they're super, too! And for our recipes, get as creative as you want and sprinkle them on salads for extra crunch or over cooked pasta or veggies to jazz things up.
Sunflower seeds will bring sunshine to loads of our dishes with a taste that we can’t resist, just like the beautiful flower they come from.
It helps to keep sunflower seeds on hand for that extra-healthy...