Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods in the world and you should have to take into consideration if you want a healthy diet or simply to have a balanced nutrition.
In the kitchen, you can use Chia seeds to prepare a variety of dishes, sweets and drinks without losing any taste, flavor or property of the original recipe. In fact, the small Chia seeds have no taste, but if you combine them with other foods they will become a pleasure for your taste buds.
Let’s see together 10 uses of Chia seeds in your diet. You have probably heard and read a lot lately about chia seeds and their beneficial effect on the human body. These wonderful berries are indeed very nutritious. If you include in your daily diet just two tablespoons of Chia seeds, you will supply your body with 4 grams of protein, 7grams of fiber, 5 grams of essential fatty acid (omega 3) and 205 mg Calcium.
It is amazing but Chia seeds have 6 times more calcium than milk, 30 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli and 8 times more omega 3 than salmon. If you eat only 3-4 times a week Chia seeds, you will enjoy all the benefits they bring to your body.
1. Add Chia Seeds in Your Soups and Sauces
You can confidently use Chia seeds in your recipes for soups and sauces. Since these seeds are high in fiber, the will triple their volume and you will have a long-term fullness feeling. More than that, fibers are essential for your body detoxification.
2. Use Chia Seeds instead of Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs made from white bread can be successfully, substituted with Chia seeds. It is never too late to modernize your recipes.
3. Use Chia Seeds instead of Eggs
You like to eat eggs, but they should be eaten in moderation, so on days when you crave an egg, eat Chia cakes. You can prepare yourself these cakes. It is very simple. Over a tablespoon of Chia seeds add 3 tablespoons of water. After 15 minutes, you can use this composition as a regular egg.
4. Chia Seed Pudding
When you are craving something sweet during your diet, you can make yourself a delicious Chia seed pudding. You need 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup of Chia seeds, 2 tablespoons cocoa and vanilla. Pour ingredients into a blender and put the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
5. Add Chia Seeds in Salads
Any salad with Chia seeds will become tastier and more nourishing. If you want, you can add in your salad Chia seeds and sprouts. They are also very tasty.
6. Chia Seed Crackers
Crackers are ideal for a snack. Trade those who are full of colors and E numbers with your own homemade flavored crackers.
7. Energizing Chia Seed Gel
Energy gels are excellent during your diet, especially after a grueling session at the gym. Using Chia seeds you can prepare delicious homemade energizing gel.
8. Use Chia Seeds for Your Chicken Schnitzel Crust
Using Chia seed you can make a sensational composition for your chicken schnitzel, ideal to replace the classic egg.
9. Chia Seeds for Cakes, Biscuits, Muffins
Chia seeds can be used for sweets. Impress your family and friends with delicious cakes, muffins or biscuits Chia.
10. Chia Fresco
In Mexico, Chia seeds are consumed in combination with juice. Add a tablespoon of Chia seeds to 3 fresh squeezed citrus. Leave the preparation to “sit” and after 10 minutes, you get a drink and a flavored gel.
Chia: Ancient Super-Seed Secret