Best Ways to Eat Chia Seeds

As a Part of Your Daily Meal

Chia seeds are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain a lot of fiber, iron, protein, healthy fats, calcium, magnesium and many other essential vitamins and minerals. These seeds are considered as superfood and have many health benefits.

Delicious Ways to Incorporate Chia Seeds in Your Everyday Recipes

Now that you know that consuming chia seeds can be extremely beneficial for your health, you cannot afford to ignore them. However, very often people wonder how to make these seeds a part of their meals. If you also are wondering about it, here are some ways that you can incorporate the seeds in your breakfast or lunch and reap their health benefits. As chia seeds have hardly any taste you can easily mix them in many preparations.

Chia Gel

If you soak chia seeds in water, they swell up and turn into a gelatinous mass. Once the gel forms, store it in the refrigerator and you can add three tablespoons of the gel into soups, salad dressings and sauces. You can also consume the chia gel by itself, if you like.

Smoothies and Other Drinks

You can add chia seeds into smoothies that you drink every day in the morning. Or, you can add them into your coffee. The mild nutty flavor of the seeds complements the coffee and will make it more appetizing and flavorful. Alternatively, you can add the seeds to your orange or any other fruit juice.

Baked Items

You can grind chia seeds in a coffee grinder and sprinkle the powder on muffins, bread and biscuits just before you bake them. You can even add the seeds in to the dough if you like. If you want an egg substitute, chia seeds work just fine. Make a gel of the seeds using quarter cup of water and add one teaspoon of ground seeds to the gel and use it as an egg substitute in baking recipes.

As a Topping

You can add the seeds as a topping on salads or mix with yogurt or cottage cheese. You can even add it as a topping on granola, muesli or any other breakfast cereal. In fact, chia seeds are so versatile that you can sprinkle them over mac and cheese, cooked oatmeal and spaghetti too.

Make a Pudding

You can mix chia seeds with regular or non-dairy milk and make a pudding. You can add dry fruits or nuts to further enhance the taste of the pudding. The pudding looks like tapioca pudding and is great to eat.

Stir Fry

If you stir frying vegetables, you can add a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds to the stir fry. Add the seeds at the end to prevent them from turning gelatinous. You can have the veggie with some brown rice and enjoy not only the taste, but also the health benefits of the seeds.

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Chosen Foods Corporation was formed in Canada with the aim of providing you nature's chosen ancient superfoods in best possible quality. Brimming with antioxidants, proteins, omegas and fiber, these superfoods have the power to improve and restore your health.

Founded by Carsten Hagen, Chosen Foods blends scientific knowledge with local legends to unearth the goodness of superfoods and bring it forth to people in easily consumable forms. Chosen Foods works in close coordination with farmers and ensure better living standards for them. Most of the products are grown in Central Mexico, which is the birthplace of many superfoods. Product development and marketing of products is done from the Company's sprawling facility in San Diego, California.