21 Ideas for Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are small black seeds that come from a South American plant related to the mint. The ancient history of these seeds goes all the way back to the Mayans, who used them in their recipes for “strength” (as they described it). Most large grocery stores carry them, but if you may find they're cheaper on Amazon.com.
In the recent years, the popularity of chia seeds has exploded again, likely because of their dense nutritional properties. One serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of omega-3s, 18% daily value calcium, 30% manganese and magnesium, as well as 27% phosphorus. You also find lots of vitamins in these little seeds, such as B vitamins and potassium.
Just how can you eat chia seeds and what do they taste like? Well, they are actually flavorless, so it's easy to add them to almost anything you eat. Remember, one serving of chia seeds is about 1 ounce (one teaspoon). If you are on the 21 day fix plan, the chia seeds will count as 1 orange container.
7. Pancake Batter
8. Breadings and coatings (think fish)
15. Nut Butters
16. Cookie/cake Mixes
17. Frozen Pops
18. Juices and drinks
19. Ground meat
How do you enjoy your chia seeds?
FYI – 1 ounce is equal to two tablespoons, NOT one teaspoon!