Kitty is right -- Flax is "technically" a seed rather than a grain. It has roughly 4 carbs per 2 tablespoons, but those carbs are all fiber carbs. If you buy flax meal in Great Britain, it would read "0 Carbs."
Flax provides a great source of omega 3 fats and fiber, which is SO necessary during induction. If I don't get enough fiber in my diet, I experience horrendous GI symptoms.
You can stir a little into your smoothie, sprinkle it on a salad, or make the glorious One Minute Muffin, but it has its limitations. I had a goofball plan to make it into a chicken "breading," but it burned and tasted awful. I did have some success making an OMM and then grinding it into "bread"crumbs to make a meatloaf. In moderation, I really do think it's OK. I rely on it pretty heavily, and I'm out of my stall and losing again. Good luck!
Edited by: MESASA1978 at: 6/10/2011 (09:40)
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