Ways to Add Chia to Everyday Foods - dummies

Ways to Add Chia to Everyday Foods

By Barrie Rogers, Debbie Dooly

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.