Chia Seed Recipes
Looking for a new super food to improve your health and energy?
Well believe it or not, one of the newest super foods to gain popularity is chia seeds. That’s right, the same seeds that gave way to the Chia Pet are being eaten for their incredible health benefits!
Chia seeds are healthy for a number of reasons. First, they’re low on the glycemic index, which means they’ll help you control your blood glucose levels and prevent unexpected cravings.
They’re also packed full of protein and fiber, both of which will help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day. This means your energy levels will be better maintained. The high omega-3 fatty acid content also supports mental functioning and gives your body’s fat-burning ability a boost, so you really can’t go wrong!
I prefer Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds, a high-quality, organic brand which is not highly processed or drenched in toxic herbicides and pesticides.
But what exactly can you do with chia seeds? And how can you cook with them? This article reviews some simple and tasty ways to add chia seeds to your diet.
Raw Chia Seed Recipes
Raw chia seeds can be added to a number of dishes, making them a simple and hassle-free option. Let’s look at a few…
1. Chia Seed Yogurt Bowl – You can’t get any simpler than this. Sprinkle a handful of chia seeds on top of plain, low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Top with your favorite fruit, and you have an energizing breakfast or snack option.
2. Cucumber Chia Seed Salad – This one makes a great side dish! Slice up 1 large cucumber and half of a yellow sweet onion. Add to this 4 tablespoons of rice vinegar, ½ tablespoon of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix these ingredients, and sprinkle with ½ tablespoon of chia seeds.