How to Use Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a superfood that has gained more popularity in the food industry the past few years, but some still wonder how they should use this nutrition-rich food. Chia seeds provide healthy levels of fiber, protein, omega-3 fats, calcium, magnesium, and iron. On top of the health benefits chia provides, they are also a functional gluten-free food that can be used as a thickener or even an egg substitute! Check out this article that shows ten different ways chia seeds can be used in various recipes.

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Chia Seeds in Water

See the below pictures of Chia Seeds in water. 
The bottom left picture is dry chia. The top left picture is chia that has been exposed to water. The two right pictures are chia suspended in water!

Chia seeds grow 9-10 times their size when exposed to a liquid, and as seen in the top left photo, chia seeds form a gel layer too. 

This feature is great for hydration! Chia will slowly release the water during digestion. 

This feature is also great for feeling fuller!

Chia Seeds in Water

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

2 Bananas
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup of Almond Milk

Directions:

Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds and almond milk. Let sit for 1-2 hours, to allow pudding to thicken. 

Benefits:

This pudding will have:

  • 8+ grams of protein
  • 65% of daily recommended value of Calcium
  • 18% of daily recommended value of Iron

 

 

 

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier…

Try Chia Seeds and Quinoa! 

Chia Seeds are packed with protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and omega 3s. Quinoa is also packed with protein, fiber, and iron, plus magnesium and B2. 

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