Finally, my ode to sesame seeds! But first – Tanya (IAteAPie.net, InTheGym.net) 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.
I make salads of shredded chayote, dressing, and sesame seeds.
I make salads of broccoli slaw (finally found it! It’s delicious), dressing, and sesame seeds.
The dressing I’ve been using is by Bolthouse Farms – it’s an Olive Oil Vinaigrette – Tropical Mango flavor. Delicious.
You didn’t think I would forget kabocha, did you? Of course not – it’s even better with my new favorite seed.
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).
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.)