Nuts tend to hog the spotlight, but seeds definitely deserve to play a starring (reoccurring) role in your diet.

Don’t be fooled by their size—whether it’s a tiny pepita, a fragile, flaky hemp seed, or a chia seed that’s smaller than a crumb, seeds tend to squeeze nutrients into tiny packages. Chia and hemp seeds are both great protein sources, for example, and virtually all seeds are rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

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Confused about what to do with them? The good news is you can sprinkle them on almost anything (yogurt! salads!) for added nutrition. Or, for a slightly more structured approach, try one of the nine simple recipes, below, that feature seeds as key ingredients in breakfasts, snacks, salads, and even dessert.

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9 Simple Seed Recipes

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