Chia seeds are super healthy, but how do you eat them? Here are 5 healthy and delicious chia seed recipe ideas.
Chia seeds are a nutrient-packed superfood that offer a number of health benefits, as we discussed Monday. But how do you incorporate them into your daily diet? The great news is, chia seeds are extremely versatile and can be used in lots of different ways. From savory entree’s to sweet and creamy desserts, chia seeds will go perfectly in many of your daily recipes.
Here are a few tasty chia seed recipe ideas for inspiration.
1. Raspberry Chia Seed Jam
This chia seed jam recipe is a simple, yet delicious way to enjoy chia seeds.
Unlike the jam you find in the grocery store, this one doesn’t contain any chemicals or additives. Best of all, it’s super easy to make! All you need is some chia seeds, raspberries, and honey. You will also need a blender, but the most time-consuming part of the recipe is soaking the chia seeds for 10 minutes.
Find the recipe for this simple and delicious jam here:
2. Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf
This tasty recipe is also good for those following a low-carb diet. It can be eaten as a dessert, a tasty breakfast or as a light, healthy snack.
A combination of chia and poppy seeds, lemon, yogurt, and coconut oil keeps it nice and moist. You can also add a touch of vanilla to taste.
Find the recipe for this warm and flavorful loaf here: http://www.jessicasdinnerparty.com/2014/03/lemon-poppy-seed-loaf-for-a-birthday/#.Uz1fW_mSzE0&disp=296803
3. Chocolate Pistachio Chia Shake
Prepare to be amazed by the creamy, mouthwatering flavor of this unbelievable shake! The result is more like a soft ice cream, making it a perfect choice for dessert or even as a treat for breakfast.
It may look and taste like it’s extremely bad for you, but this shake is surprisingly healthy. It uses almond milk, chia seeds, Medjool dates, pistachios and cocoa powder to create the temptingly creamy taste.
You can find the recipe for this little taste of heaven here:
4. Grilled Halibut with Chia Pesto
A great savory recipe, this grilled halibut with chia pesto is remarkably delicious. Not only do you get all of the benefits of chia seeds, but you’re also getting a healthy dose of Omega 3’s.
The dish is packed full of great, distinctive flavors and textures. It includes almonds or pine nuts, fresh basil, garlic, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil to name just a few of the tasty and healthy ingredients used.
Find the full recipe for this healthy dish here:
5. Cauliflower Medallions with Chia Seeds
Adding chia seeds to a tasty side dish is one of the easiest ways to get your daily dose of goodness. This side dish has lots of flavor and combines cauliflower, chia seeds, mozzarella, eggs, almond meal, and onions. It takes around 35 minutes to create but it’s totally worth it – and it’s low-carb, too!
Find the full recipe here:
As you can see, it’s easy to add chia seeds to both savory and sweet recipes. Give the 5 great chia seed recipe ideas above a try, and feel free to adjust as desired to suit your tastes!