Oh Mega Mix – Foods That Heal

by Maggie on January 5, 2012

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I’m hosting, this month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free and the theme is Foods That Heal.

Since the diagnosis of Pete’s celiac disease and Callum’s food sensitivities, I have witnessed first hand, the power of food. It has incredible healing powers.

Nutrition has quickly become one of my passions, and one of the main reasons why I’m studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are important for normal growth of the blood vessels and nerves, and to keep the skin and other tissues youthful. EFAs also play an important role in controlling inflammation so the body can protect itself from physical or chemical injury.

In addition, we all know how important fiber is in our diets. High-fiber foods, like chia and flax, are detoxifying, which means they help to keep our bodies functioning at their best.

I think you’re already with me on this one. Right?

I find it a little harder to get my kids to eat nuts and seeds, so I created this Oh-Mega Mix as a way to get more EFAs into their diets.  We do take an EFA supplement in the form of DHA every day, but I also want them to get the fiber and whole food benefits.

I keep our Oh-Mega Mix in a mason jar with a screw-top lid. Don’t make too much at one time, all of these ingredients are best when eaten fresh. Ours usually lasts a week.

Oh-Mega Mix

Feel free to omit the walnuts for a nut-free version

3 tbsp chia seeds or flax seeds
3 tbsp Shelled Hemp Hearts
3 tbsp raw sesame seeds
3 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp raw walnuts

Grind each ingredient separately in a coffee grinder. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container. Sprinkle on toast, in smoothies, over yogurt, or toss in salads. The possibilities are endless!

Yield: Approximately 1 generous cup

You’ll need to listen to this song while you’re making your Oh-Mega mix.

What are your go-to power foods when it comes to healing?  Make sure you join us this month!