Lions, and Tigers, and Omega 3’s…Oh My!

I’ve been reading a lot about Omega 3’s lately and really figured I needed to do some research on this.

Do I get enough of them in my daily diet?

I have a Shakeology each day for breakfast, beans or tuna for lunch (sometimes a bit of both) often with some organic spinach, an array of fruits for my afternoon snack, and usually some sort of grilled chicken or soy meatless protein option for dinner.

I always associate omega 3’s with fish…so if I only have tuna a few times a week, am I getting enough?

What else in a normal diet contains omega 3’s?

Do I need to take a supplement? Hubby takes a fish oil/omega 3 supplement every morning. Should I be taking this too?

As a stay at home mom, I’m moving around with our son a lot. I need to find a way to be sure I can get them in with something quick to make.

I read that salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts are the best sources of omega 3’s. Also, scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves and mustard seeds are really good sources. Good sources include halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, soybeans, tofu, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts.

From all that I read, adding flaxseeds and two servings of tuna or another omega 3 rich non-fried fish twice a week will get me to where I need to be with my omega 3’s for the week.

Flaxseed Sources:

Tempeh with flaxseed in it….I find this at Whole Foods and love to saute it in a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil.

You can just sprinkle it in like you would that fiber powder to most anything! Add it to pasta sauce, oatmeal, or even a smoothie. So maybe I’ll add it into my Shakeology!

How do you incorporate flaxseed or omega 3’s in your diet? I’m looking for more ideas!

Sources for more information:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=84

http://www.wholeliving.com

About Katie Choudhary
Joyful Catholic wife and mom. Former teacher and former college athlete. Baptism Prep, Momnipotent, and Guardians and Angels group facilitator, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd directress at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond in Joliet, Illinois. MEd in Educational Leadership with a Type 75 certification.

3 Responses to Lions, and Tigers, and Omega 3’s…Oh My!

  1. Pingback: Lions, and Tigers, and Omega 3′s…Oh My! | Kids say :

  2. I use Chia seeds to supplement my families Omega 3 intake. I make my own bread with ground up Chia seeds in it. The kids love it and I figure with the amount of bread they eat in a day that we are close to the recommended daily. It is also high in fibre and that is always good. I also put it in whole to my oatmeal for a crunch factor. It is almost flavorless.

    Bread recipe: http://www.talesofahousehusband.com/2010/04/18/baking-bread/

    Oatmeal recipe: http://www.talesofahousehusband.com/2010/08/20/foody-friday-oatmeal/

  3. I really need to increase my Omega 3’s. You really reminded me that I need to get my butt in gear. Thanks 🙂

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