03/07/2014 05:21 EST | Updated 03/07/2014 05:59 EST

Seaweed Recipes: 5 Meals You Can Make All Week

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The veggie we know all know that lives under the sea has a pretty big reputation in the health world. Dubbed as one of the superfoods of the future, seaweed is packed with fibre, protein and has very few calories.

And while most of us are familiar with seaweed on our sushi, it can be eaten raw, baked, dried or cooked. It also comes in many forms, ranging from a leafy seaweed called Irish moss to kombu which is a type of kelp from Japan, according to East Coast Living. The most popular type of seaweed for cooking, however, is wakame.

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Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Rice flour
  • Rice
  • Sea salt
  • Furikake
  • Beef
  • Dried seaweed
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Ginger juice
  • Honey
  • Scallions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Amaranth seeds
  • Nori sheets
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi

Pack It: Seaweed Recipes

Monday: Senbei- Japanese Rice Crackers

Seaweed isn't the main ingredient in this recipe, but these easy crackers (with seaweed) make the perfect mid-afternoon snack. Get the full recipe from Ivy Manning here.

Tuesday: Salty Sweet Seaweed Butter Cookies

You may think adding seaweed to cookies is very uncookie like, but this recipe lets you play with both sweet and salty flavours. Get the full recipe from Homemade Trade here.

Wednesday: Beef Seaweed Soup

A hearty option for someone who likes their meat and seaweed boiled to perfection. Get the full recipe from Eugenie Kitchen here.

Thursday: Seaweed Salad With Amaranth And Sesame

This recipe, made with dried seaweed and toasted amaranth seeds, is packed with protein and is gluten-free. Get the full recipe from The Kitchn here.

Friday: Crispy Nori Seaweed Chips

It may not taste like your average potato chip, but we all know this "chip" is way healthier. Get the full recipe from Otaku Food here.

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