Food: Chia seeds

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
  • Fiber
  • Minerals
  • 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:

Yogurt:

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:

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.

Salads:

Spice up your salads and dressings with Chia seeds! Similar to the yogurt, this will add more nutrients and also spruce up the texture.

Cookies:

Dots? What dots?

A lot easier than sneaking in spinach or vegetables into your kids’ food – nutrients and great tasting food!

 

There areĀ many more ways to eat Chia; I just listed a few. Have fun experimenting and enjoy!

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