Top Tips for Adding Chia to Your Diet
Wondering how to add Chia to your diet? Chia seeds are very easy to incorporate into your diet. Below is a list of ways we have used them in our recipes.
– Soak 1 level tablespoon of Chia seeds with a quarter cup of water to make an egg substitute for baking cakes and cookies.
– Add Chia seeds to apple juice to make “sago”.
– Grind Chia seeds and add to hot milk to make a “porridge”
– Mix Chia seeds through yogurt.
– Add Chia seeds to soup to thicken and add nutrition.
– Grind Chia seeds and mix with flour, milk and eggs to make pancakes.
– Add Chia seeds to salad dressings.
– Eat Chia seeds whole and raw as a snack.
– Add whole Chia seeds to diluted fruit juice to make Chia Fresca.
– Make Chia Pudding by adding whole seeds to milk, nut milk or soy milk.
– Blend Chia seeds into smoothies.
– Make a “lassie” by blending Chia seeds, yogurt and fruit juice.
– Add Chia seeds to beaten eggs; soak for 10 minutes and make an omelet.
– Mix Chia seeds with Worcestershire or bbq sauce and brush over barbequed meats.
– Add ground Chia seeds to flour when making bread (5%).
– Make Chia pan bread by combining chia seeds, eggs, milk, flour and baking powder.
– Add whole Chia seeds to a cake batter to make a heavy poppy seed like cake.
– Add Chia seeds to stews to thicken.
– Throw some Chia seeds into a stir fry.
– Make a thin batter of ground Chia seeds and milk and cook in a slow oven to make crackers.
– Sprinkle Chia seeds over a salad.
– Pureed fruit, Chia seeds and a little fruit juice is a good topping for ice cream.
– Stir whole Chia seeds through cooked lentils.
– Soak Chia seeds in beaten eggs and use this mix to make a frittata.
– Cook brown rice in vegetable stock and stir Chia seeds through when rice is cooked.
– Top a cheesecake with Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice to make a gel topping.
– Add whole or ground Chia seeds to cookie mixes.
– Mix ground Chia seeds with minced beef to make meatballs.
– Cook brown rice in apple juice, add grated apple and stir whole Chia seeds through the mixture for a tasty dessert.
– Toasted ground Chia seeds mixed with honey and cinnamon makes a wonderful base for cheesecake.
– Add whole Chia seeds to granola.
– Mix white Chia seeds that have been soaked in milk through mashed potatoes.
– Sprout the Chia seeds and use in salads.
– Mix ground Chia seeds with butter or peanut butter for a nutritious spread.
– Cinnamon, ground Chia and butter is great on hot scones.
– Add a desert spoon of black Chia seeds to a green jelly mix for “frogs egg jelly”.
– Spread a mixture of honey, cinnamon, dried fruit and ground Chia onto filo or puff pastry sheets, roll up and cook in a hot oven.
– Mix Chia seeds, whole or ground through Nutella.
– Add ground Chia seeds soaked in an egg to bind a hamburger mix.
– Soak Chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal.
– Add half black and half white Chia seeds to custard to make “polka dot custard” – great for kids.
– Make a pasta sauce by blending Chia seeds, cooked cauliflower and vegetable stock.
– Don’t waste left over liquid from a stew. Add Chia seeds, allow to thicken; then heat and serve with toast, over rice, pasta or over a delicious plate of vegetables.
– Add ground or whole Chia seeds to your favorite stuffing mixture
– Whisk 2 teaspoons of Chia seeds into coconut water. This is especially good on a hot day for keeping hydrated and an excellent idea for athletes.
– Want a crunchy breakfast? Add half to one tablespoon of Chia seeds to crunchy toasted muesli. Add milk, fruit juice, soy or nut milk and eat immediately. The Chia seeds will retain their crunch.
– Add ground Chia seeds to your favorite fish cake recipe.
– When baking cakes or cookies, substitute one quarter to one half of your regular flour with milled Chia seeds. Milled Chia seeds are now more readily available and it saves you from grinding the whole seeds.
– When eating tinned tuna in spring water, don’t drain it. Put the entire can of tuna and spring water in a bowl and add Chia seeds. Let it stand for a while so the seeds soak up the water and use in sandwiches. Add about 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds for the largest size can, less for smaller cans – very filling and more nutritious than just tuna.
– Add Chia seeds to any spread, sweet or savory, such as peanut butter, jams, jellies, cream cheese.
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