1. Mango Coconut Chia Seed Parfait, Vegetarian Gastronomy // 2. No bake Chia Power Balls, The Honour System // 3. Vegan Chia Seed Pancakes, Running On Real Food // 4. Quick Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, The Healthy Foodie // 5. Chia Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Vegan Family Recipes // 6. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl, Oh She Glows // 7. Avocado Fruit Salad with Chia Yogurt Dressing, iFoodReal // 8. Triple Berry Chia Seed Muffins, Domesticate Me // 9. Chocolate Chia Smoothie, Gimme Some Oven // 10. Homemade Chia Superfood Crackers, Butter with a Side of Bread //
Chia seeds have been one of the trendy 'it' health foods for several years now, and it's no wonder why. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and minerals. They lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL (the good cholesterol). They can help regulate blood sugar. They make you feel full for longer. They're just all-around awesome. I add them to smoothies, oatmeal, and bowls on the regs, but I've never actually made something from scratch where chia seeds were one of the main ingredients. The other day I decided that this needed to change, and I began to search for recipes that specifically called for the nutrient packed little suckers. And boy did I find a plethora (yep, plethora) of goodness. From puddings to breakfast bowls to crackers, there are all sorts of seriously delicious looking foods that pay tribute to this superfood. So for today's edition of 10 Great, I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you. I have #3 on the schedule for this Saturday morning's breakfast, and #8 is on the dinner menu tonight.
Are you a fan of chia seeds? Do you have any chia recipes (or great add-on ideas) I could try?
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