Cooking with Chia For Dummies
Book image
Explore Book Buy On Amazon

Because chia seeds are very mild tasting and odorless, you can easily add them to all your favorite foods without affecting the flavor. So, if you’re having a nutrient-poor meal, such as pasta, you can add chia to boost the nutrient profile. Instead of giving your body empty carbohydrates from the white pasta, with chia, you’re adding omega-3s, fiber, protein, and antioxidants — all while enjoying the pasta you love!

There is no better way to improve your family’s nutrition than by using chia seeds in the foods they eat every day.

Buy a shaker or just a pretty jar, fill it with chia seeds, and put it in the middle of your kitchen table. Then encourage everyone in your house to sprinkle or scoop some chia onto whatever they’re eating.

Chia takes no preparation whatsoever — in fact, it’s best when eaten in its raw form. Although the list of what you can add chia to is endless, here are some everyday ideas to get you started:

  • Mix it into breakfast cereal.

  • Spread peanut butter onto a piece of toast, and sprinkle chia seeds on top.

  • Stir chia seeds into juice.

  • Stir chia into yogurt.

  • Toss chia over a salad.

  • Sprinkle chia into soup.

  • Blend chia into a smoothie.

  • Bake chia into bread.

  • Hide chia in a sandwich.

You won’t even taste the chia seeds, but you’ll know that you’re getting the nutrients your body needs.

About This Article

This article is from the book:

About the book authors:

Barrie Rogers is cofounder of Chia bia and, an Irish chia company and website that provides a wealth of information about chia seeds and health and offers a number of chia products for sale, including seeds, bars, and beverages. Debbie Dooly is Marketing Manager of Chia bia.

This article can be found in the category: