Chia Seeds are a pantry staple here. They are high in omega-3, fiber, and are a great source of potassium, calcium, iron, and phosphorus. They are also great for weight loss as they create a gel when added to liquid, allowing you to feel fuller without an increase in calories. They also help stabilize blood sugar when eaten with a meal, by slowing the conversion of starch to sugar. Plus, they have almost no flavor & absorb the flavors around them so they are extremely versatile.
We have been adding them to our diet without any particular recipes so far, but I was looking for other ways to utilize them. Besides the recipes below (and hundreds of others), there are a few simple ways to make Chia seeds part of your daily menu. Adding a spooning to your oatmeal or sprinkling them over a salad or into yogurt are great ways to get started. Enjoy baking? You can substitute 1 Tbsp Chia seeds and 3 Tbsp water for one large egg when baking or you can allow the seeds to sit in water to form the gel and use it instead of half the butter/oil a recipe calls for.
Chia seeds are available at some major grocery chains and health food stores. You can also order them from Vitacost and Amazon carries the white and black.
#1 – Chia Crusted Salmon with Asian greens & Tamari dressing
#3 – Chia Seed Omelet
#4 – Oatmeal Chia Bread
#5 – Mango Chia Pudding – Gluten Free & Raw
#6 – Circus Burgers – Lean Beef & Chia Seeds
#8 – Chia Protein Packed Chocolate Orbs – A raw, vegan treat
#9 – Meal Replacement Shake – Organic with chia seeds & flax
#10 – Apple Pie Chia Pudding
#11 – Chia Flatbread
#12 – Berry Chia Pudding
Leave a Reply