The next big nutrition trend is actually tiny! Small seeds that pack optimal nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves for your menu. These tiny seeds are packed with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids including omega-3s. Jane Dummer, RD, a leading dietitian across North America has helped numerous clients make seeds an everyday food in their healthy diets. Seeds are perfect for people following gluten-free and paleo diets plus are a healthy nut-free alternative.

In this book, Dietitian Jane explains the numerous health and nutrition benefits of chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, quinoa, sesame and sunflower seeds. You’ll learn the science of why seeds need to be an everyday food and easy ways to add them to your meals and snacks. From decreasing inflammation to increasing energy, with chapters devoted to each seed, Jane breaks it down and categorizes the seed benefits for bone health, brain health, digestive health, fitness health, heart health, immune health and skin health.

Jane’s has picked 21 of her favorite, simple and flavorful seed recipes for you to sow into your healthy diet.

Recipes include:

  • On-the-go Blueberry Mango Hemp Seed Smoothie
  • White Bean Chia Seed Salad
  • Grilled Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce
  • Quinoa Spinach Bake with Sesame Seeds
  • Crunchy Sunflower Tuna Melts
  • Flax Cocoa Lentil Bars

With easy-to-follow lifestyle advice, you’ll learn how to apply this information on a daily basis for a healthier, more energetic and fitter you!

How to Make Seeds an Everyday Food in Your Healthy Diet Recipes

Praise for The Need for Seeds:

“Ancient people’s intuitively understood the power of seeds and as a result showcased foods containing seeds as a big part of winter solstice rituals. In such celebrations seeds were acknowledged as a symbol of renewal and health. In The Need for Seeds, registered dietitian Jane Dummer makes this old trend new again! Using clearly communicated science and recipes that suit modern lifestyles, she makes a persuasive case for including the crunch, flavour and nutrients of seeds to your eating plan.”

– Dana McCauley | Founder Food Trends TV

“Like its subject, The Need for Seeds is small but mighty, packing a powerful punch of nutritional information and health advice. I was amazed to learn how many essential nutrients – from fibre and protein, to vitamins, minerals and fatty acids – can be found in seeds, as well as the wide range of health benefits these tiny wonders offer. With Jane’s practical recommendations and flavourful recipes to guide you, it’s easy to integrate seeds into your healthy lifestyle.”

– Carolyn Cooper | Editor, Food in Canada

“Jane Dummer takes us on a journey of discovery into diet and health with her new book, where she probes how food and lifestyle factors converge to optimize wellness. Focusing on use of seeds as a means of conveying nutritional value as well as great taste, Jane’s book insightfully and thoughtfully instructs how to improve health and fitness through seed-based recipes. This book is a great read and should be a part of anyone’s diet and health library.”

-Peter JH Jones, PhD
Director, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Professor, Departments of Food Sciences and Human Nutritional Sciences
University of Manitoba