20 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds

by Renee on May 17, 2012 · 6 comments

in Food, Running


Let me first say: I eat a lot of Chia Seeds. I find the more I’m running the more I crave them and the better I feel after eating them. The problem for me was when I first started eating them…my reaction was one of What on Earth do I make with these? I’ve found for me they are a great mix ingredient. Anytime I think I can slide them it without the boys noticing is a great time to use them! I also really like them in my morning coffee but I know it’s an acquired taste.

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20 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds:

  1. Mix with eggs to make an omelette
  2. Blend them up in smoothies
  3. Salad topping, sprinkle on top of your favorite salad or add to your dressing
  4. Stir into Soup to thinken it
  5. Make a thin batter of ground Chia seeds and milk and cook in a slow oven to make crackers
  6. Grind them and mix them into your morning coffee
  7. Chia Pancakes: grind seeds and mix with flour milk and eggs
  8. Mix into your favorite yogurt
  9. Add to baked goods for an extra kick
  10. Mix seeds into your favorite stir fry
  11. Eat them raw as a snack
  12. Add seeds to the meat for Meatloaf
  13. Add seeds to crunchy peanut butter for a little extra crunch
  14. For the kids: Add a spoon full of black seeds to a green Jell-O for homemade “frogs eggs” or add black seeds to Red Jell-O for a Watermelon look
  15. Add seeds to homemade pasta sauces
  16. Make Over Night Oats: milk, oats, yogurt and seeds
  17. Soak seeds in water then mix into your oatmeal
  18. Mix white Chia seeds that have been soaked in milk through mashed potatoes
  19. Add seeds to your granola
  20. Cook brown rice in vegetable stock and stir Chia seeds through when rice is cooked

What is your favorite way to eat Chia Seeds?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 joyfitnessandstyle May 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I eat a lot of flaxseed, but never ventured into chia seeds. I’ll need to look into that.


2 bendiful May 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Try them out I’ve never eaten flax seeds but I hear it’s similar.


3 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Chia seeds are the best! Good ideas! I like to make jam :)


4 bendiful May 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Chia seeds Jam! That sounds so good!


5 patricia May 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Chia and flax seeds are both high in Omega3. Chia seed, however, has benefits over flax. It has natural antioxidants that allow for a long shelf life without refrigerating. Also, you do not need to grind chia to enjoy it. If you don’t grind flax, it will pass through you.

There are over 100 free recipes on http://www.azchia.com.


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