Which SEEDS Should Be Soaked for Eating — and HOW {for nutrition, digestion and culinary purposes}

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

I used to think that only the larger seeds and nuts needed soaking or sprouting before eating them. But the more I’ve learned about phytates/phytic acid, the more my eyes have been opened: High phytic acid exists in all seeds and nuts; and although it seems tricky to soak seeds like flax or chia, we’ll talk about easy solutions! Remember: …

Overnight Chia Porridge {soaked for better digestion and nutrition; dairy-free; Paleo, GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods 30 Comments

Most folks don’t know that chia seeds are high in phytic acid*. There is an easy solution, that reaps a great reward. Overnight oats are currently popular because all the work is done the night before and yields a ready-to-go breakfast. But if we’re already letting something sit out overnight, why not SOAK it to reduce phytates??  SO easy! This …