A spoonful of Chia seeds packs a powerful punch!
meeting the chia seed:
Chia seeds are small, but they contain a multitude of healthy benefits. Ranging from high levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids to bountiful amounts of antioxidants, the seeds bring the phrase “Don’t judge food by its appearance” to a whole new level. Listed below, are just some of the few health benefits Chia seeds provide:
- High in Antioxidants – Helps prevent an increased risk of cancer and aging
- Omega 3 – This healthy fat helps lessen high cholesterol
- Gluten Free!
eating the chia seed:
Chia seeds can be used in MANY recipes since they are small and can be digested whole, they usually “blend” into the food. Below are a few delicious methods of eating this nutrient loaded food:
Sprinkle a spoonful of Chia seeds into your yogurt! Not only will this enhance the texture, but it’ll also make a healthy snack even healthier.
Oatmeal and Chia are a great combination! It’s best to add the Chia after the oatmeal is done cooking, however you can add the Chia while the oatmeal is cooking too.
Spice up your salads and dressings with Chia seeds! Similar to the yogurt, this will add more nutrients and also spruce up the texture.
A lot easier than sneaking in spinach or vegetables into your kids’ food – nutrients and great tasting food!
There are many more ways to eat Chia; I just listed a few. Have fun experimenting and enjoy!