Sesame Seed Lovin’

Finally, my ode to sesame seeds! But first – Tanya (, and I launched a new blog site!  It’s called Healthy Yum. It’s similar to some communities that are already out there, but ours is dedicated to health. You can submit photos from blogs, comment on them, vote on them, subscribe to a newsletter (with healthy ideas and recipes), and gaze at lovely healthy food photos all day long.


Okay, back to mr. sesame… I my quest to get more healthy fats, I’ve fallen in love with sesame seeds.  I’ve been putting them on everything – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert.  I wake up to sesame seeds in my PBU (peanut butter + chocolate milk blend) oat bran.

12 sesame oat bran

I make salads of shredded chayote, dressing, and sesame seeds.

15 sesame chayote

I make salads of broccoli slaw (finally found it! It’s delicious), dressing, and sesame seeds.

14 sesame broccoli slaw

The dressing I’ve been using is by Bolthouse Farms – it’s an Olive Oil Vinaigrette – Tropical Mango flavor.  Delicious.

bolthouse vinaigrette

You didn’t think I would forget kabocha, did you?  Of course not – it’s even better with my new favorite seed.

16 sesame kabocha

Bobby loves sesame seeds too.  This was our breakfast on Sunday – Bobby’s was umeboshi soba noodles, some meat and onions, and lots of sesame seeds.  Mine was miso soup (+ sesame seeds) and peanut butter oat bran (+ sesame seeds).

13 weekend lunch

I did a little research (thanks, Wikipedia! you’re not good enough for my old college professors, but you’re good enough for me!).  Sesame seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium.  They also have vitamin B1 and vitamin E. They contain lignans (which have anti-cancer and antioxidant qualities).  Awesome!

Don’t forget to check out Healthy Yum!

(P.S. Yesterday I did a yoga handstand.  It’s about time.  I’ve been practicing it for a month! I tapped against the wall after about 5 seconds though.)

29 Comments on Sesame Seed Lovin’

  1. Sagan
    8 July, 2009 at 10:37 am (8 years ago)

    Sesame seeds prettify any dish! So excited about the new site 🙂

  2. Hangry Pants
    8 July, 2009 at 10:49 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats on the handstand!

    I already submitted two healthy meals. 😀 I love it. 😀

  3. Cindy
    8 July, 2009 at 11:06 am (8 years ago)

    Love sesame seeds AND headstands…. I haven’t tried that in a while…balance all awhack after pregnancy….should give it a go!

    I’m off to go check out healthy yum


  4. Jess
    8 July, 2009 at 11:06 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats on the handstand! Love your sesame seed filled eats 🙂
    <3 jess

  5. VeggieGirl
    8 July, 2009 at 11:15 am (8 years ago)

    MAAAAJOR congratulations on the handstand – I’m still working on mine 🙁

  6. Rose
    8 July, 2009 at 11:23 am (8 years ago)

    So excited about Healthy Yum! I plan on linking it on my blog at some point too!

  7. Maria
    8 July, 2009 at 11:38 am (8 years ago)

    All the sesame seed covered dishes look yummy! The seeds at a great color and appeal to the meals too. Yay for the handstand 😀

  8. MarathonVal
    8 July, 2009 at 11:48 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats on the headstand! That’s so awesome, I’m not quite there yet but hope to be sometime 🙂

    Congrats also on the new website!!!

  9. Lara (Thinspired)
    8 July, 2009 at 12:25 pm (8 years ago)

    Oooh–I need to try that dressing. I am getting burnt out of our favorite (Newman’s Asian Sesame, of course!).
    I already love Healthy Yum. Such a great idea. I am pondering and hoping to come up with a yummy submission 🙂

  10. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    8 July, 2009 at 12:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I love sesame seeds! I’m going to check out Healthy Yum right now… 🙂

  11. jenni
    8 July, 2009 at 1:10 pm (8 years ago)

    whoooah the sesame oat bran looks amazing!

  12. April
    8 July, 2009 at 1:16 pm (8 years ago)

    I was so excited to see my email about Healthy Yum too! What an awesome idea!!!

    I have to say it felt good driving by McD’s this morning with my smoothie in hand 🙂

  13. Erin
    8 July, 2009 at 2:09 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m excited about the new website!
    Sesame seeds are tasty. Congrats on the handstand!! I’m still working on getting better at headstand. Handstand seems soooo hard!

  14. coco
    8 July, 2009 at 4:42 pm (8 years ago)

    I like sesame seeds a lot too but forgot about it for a while, thanks for remind me! 🙂 I just registered on Healthy Yum, it’s such a great site!!! 🙂 You should have told us about that…. for how long you’ve been planning that? I loveeeeee it!!!

  15. Shelby
    8 July, 2009 at 4:46 pm (8 years ago)

    I always forget I have sesame seeds. What great ways to use them, thanks for all the ideas!

  16. Sophia
    8 July, 2009 at 6:03 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve already checked out Healthy Yum, Maggie, and I’ve already registered! I think it’s a brilliant idea! Yay! And haha, way to sneak us up on that one! No wonder you were gone from the blogosphere for quite some time…

    And also, I do love sesame seeds, too, but esp black ones…apparently they prevent your hair from turning white soon! haha!

  17. gina (fitnessista)
    8 July, 2009 at 6:18 pm (8 years ago)

    whoa that’s awesome you did a yoga handstand.. i’m still working on my headstand
    congrats on the new site– i love it!

  18. Anne K.
    8 July, 2009 at 7:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Healthy Yum looks great! And woah, I’ve totally been neglecting sesame seeds! I haven’t had them in a long time–I need to pick some up. Your post has inspired me, haha.

    Congrats on the yoga handstand! Thanks awesome 😀

  19. MarathonVal
    8 July, 2009 at 9:11 pm (8 years ago)

    PS, I’m going to put a link to your new website on my next posting, which will be up tomorrow morning 🙂

  20. Pearl
    8 July, 2009 at 9:55 pm (8 years ago)

    yum! kabocha!

  21. Caroline
    8 July, 2009 at 9:58 pm (8 years ago)

    Great new site! I registered yesterday:)

  22. Abby
    9 July, 2009 at 4:55 am (8 years ago)

    I am also in love with the dear sesame seed. They’re delicious sprinkled on tofu for a stir-fry…

    Have you ever had Bumble Bars? They’re a great snack and the main ingredient is none other than sesame seeds. Very nutritious, very delicious (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that.)

  23. Abby
    9 July, 2009 at 4:58 am (8 years ago)

    P.S. I just tried to register at HealthyYum and it told me my url is invalid? Not sure what to do now, as it’s what it’s always been 🙁

  24. leslie
    9 July, 2009 at 6:49 am (8 years ago)

    congrats and thanks on creating healthy yum – it’s beautiful already! and congrats on the handstand! i am so far from there, but someday…someday it will happen.

  25. Courtney's Concoctions
    9 July, 2009 at 7:44 am (8 years ago)

    Congratualations on the handstand! I am currently working on it – even with a wall, it takes some bravery. How did you start preparing?

  26. Cindy
    9 July, 2009 at 8:12 am (8 years ago)

    I had the same URL problem until i added the HTTP:// part.

    maybe that will help?


  27. Charlene
    9 July, 2009 at 8:19 am (8 years ago)

    I love sesame seeds, If they were lower in calories..I would eat them much more. yummy!

  28. Holly
    9 July, 2009 at 9:26 am (8 years ago)

    i am lovin up on your eats – ive always wanted to try chayote since seeing it on the food network, but can’t find it anywhere. yay for sesame seed love!

  29. Katharina
    15 July, 2009 at 2:16 pm (8 years ago)

    I feel like sesame seeds are underrated! Hooray for a post on them 🙂 I’ve never thought about putting them on cooked oats.