Greg DuPree

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.

Ananda Eidelstein
May 15, 2018

Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to elevate a dish from simple to sublime. No, I’m not referring to my personal favorite, . I’m talking about a special blend made from just four .

is a game-changer when scattered over roasted vegetables of all kinds, from to root vegetables. It can also add zing to raw vegetables like radishes or ripe summer tomatoes. Just a dash can perk up a , , or a . It essentially acts as a gluten-free and more flavorful and healthy alternative to breadcrumbs. I even use it to top my morning porridge, whether I’m going with or . The magical perk about this easy topper is that it works with both sweet and savory dishes.

The starts with a big handful of walnuts. Toss them with coconut oil and turmeric then toast in the oven to further bring out their fragrant nuttiness. Walnuts are packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3s and are also rich in antioxidants. Coconut oil, a good fat when consumed in moderation, adds a hint sweetness, plus the fatty acids found in the oil can kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Turmeric brings a kick to the mix but also its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Once the walnuts cool, it’s simply combined with flaxseed meal and a pinch of salt in a food processor. looks like golden, good-for-you breadcrumbs.

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Make a batch and store in an airtight container. It’ll be there for you when you want to add a healthful flavor boost to your dishes or perk up the basics. If this sounds right up your alley, we’ve got more better-for-you ideas, right .

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