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7 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds

As you guys might remember from my Healthy, Beautiful, You post, one of the things I started doing after I got pregnant was putting chia seeds in my water. Especially being a mom now (can you believe it??), I need to be the healthiest I can. After a while though, not going to lie .. Drinking chia seeds day after day can get pretty repetitive. So today, I’m sharing with you guys 7 different & creative ways to eat chia seeds!

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1. Breakfast Topper

Whether its waffles or eggs.. sprinkling a little chia seeds over your breakfast can make getting your daily intact of chia seeds super easy! The best part is you can’t even tell if there are chia seeds because the texture and taste of your breakfast overpowers these little seeds.

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2. Grilling Meat Sauce

Adding chia seeds to your seasoning sauce can be a subtle and healthy addition to your meats. Not to mention it’ll look very gourmet!

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3. Egg Substitute

 Chia seeds can be used as a quick and easy egg replacement perfect for cakes, cookies or any other recipe requiring eggs. This is a great option for vegans and those allergic to chicken eggs. Personally I think I prefer the benefits of chia seeds over eggs every now and then!

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4. Chia Seed Jam

 Make homemade jam that is delectable and nourishing in under 20 minutes with this no-canning-involved recipe!

Ingredients:

1. 1 lb frozen blackberries (or any other berries of your choice)

2. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

3. 3 tablespoons chia seeds

4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Blend all ingredients together

2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, allowing the chia seeds to absorb into the liquid

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5. Chia Pudding

When mixed with any liquid substances, chia seeds swell up resembling a consistency similar to tapioca- thick, creamy, and a bit gelatinous. Packed with nutritional benefits, this chia seed pudding is perfect for breakfast but with just a little drizzle of honey and other sweet toppings, it can be enjoyed for dessert as well.

Ingredients: for one serving

1. ¼ cup chia seeds

2. 1 cup vanilla almond milk

3. 1 tsp vanilla extract

4. 2 tbsp maple syrup

5. 1 cup plain greek yogurt

6. a pinch of salt

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl; let stand for 30 minutes and stir to distribute clumped seeds

2. Cover and refrigerate overnight

3. Pudding will continue to thicken as it sits, so feel free to thin it out with a splash of almond milk or coconut milk before eating

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6. Thickener

This one is really great because instead of using cornstarch, I’ve started opting for chia seeds to thicken soups, stews, sauces and marinades. Be careful not to add too much though.. Start with a couple tablespoons until you’ve reached your desired thickness! 

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7. Smoothie Add-in

This is probably my favorite tip because I’ve been staying up with Chloe for the past few days. I won’t be having much time to make any puddings, but this way is super easy and effortless. Whenever Allen makes me my green juice in the morning, I can just top off my smoothie with these chia seeds! (Or blend it in.) Now my smoothie is packed with nutrients, yum.

And there you have it, 7 different ways to eat chia seeds! Which tip will you guys be using first?

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26 Comments
  • HealthMag says:

    Great recipes , thank you.

  • Katherine says:

    This is great! I love chia seeds and I just top it off on smoothies, yogurt and anything!!!

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  • Celin says:

    I eat chia seeds every second day in my oatmeal! I love it but I am still a little bit confused because it has a lot of calories but it’s supposed to help your weight lost as well…

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  • connie says:

    Always support U….greeting from Malaysia!

  • Great recipes Chriselle! i want to try the dessert/breakfast one 🙂
    i cant wait to watch your birthstory tomorrow on your channel!

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  • I love chia seeds I eat them everyday!

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  • TA says:

    Yet to grab them but nice tips. Wonder where can I find them?

  • Carmen says:

    I have never tried Chia seeds before. Thank you for your great tips, you are always inspiring to me, and I really want to start eating healthy now 🙂 Thank you for the great recipes and I cannot wait to see your next ‘food related’ post 🙂 x

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  • Ellen Faith says:

    I add chia seeds to scrambled eggs and I sprinkle them over my french toast as well 🙂 I have yet to try chia pudding but it’s on the list!!

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  • I love them in smoothies! Gives it a little more texture.

  • sheree says:

    Great tips. Hope you are doing well with baby Chloe. I’m assuming you are breastfeeding, it is a very challenging but rewarding job. I’m a mom of two and fed both of them (currently still feeding my 4 month old daughter).

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  • Eden says:

    I discovered chia seeds a couple of years ago and use them on a daily basis. Great for smoothies and as a egg substitute — love this post! 🙂

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  • Young says:

    Firstly, congratulations, Chriselle! 🙂 And thanks for sharing these tips! I’ve just been topping my smoothie with them or mixing them into my greek yogurt. I really want to try adding them to sauce for seasoning meat.

  • Deepam says:

    Hi Chriselle! Congratulations on Chloe-she’s absolutely beautiful, no doubt! I wanted to ask you about the substitute of chia seeds for the eggs for cakes. Do I literally do not need to use egg at all and if so, does it taste the same?
    Many Thanks!
    Lots of Love to the family!
    xo

  • sasa says:

    Chia seed is so healthy, I want to try the jam way:P

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  • Natali says:

    Chia seeds are so amazing and this was such a helpful post!

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  • Diana says:

    Great tips, I’m constantly putting Chia seeds in my food since I can’t drink it with water. It grosses me out for some reason lol.
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  • I personally love adding nuts and seeds to cereal, yogurt, crepes or oatmeal! I will definitely try chia seeds next!;-)

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  • MIEK says:

    Today I came across a service that sends packages with special and delicious food around and I almost bought it because if the chia jam inside and now I come across this! I am most definitely going to make this, thanks!

    Congratulations on the baby, she is beautiful. Hope you three are well.

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  • Cristina says:

    Chia seed jam? sound nice,must try.Thank you
    Greetings from London.

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  • Rachel says:

    Thanks for the tips Chriselle. These are fun and easy ways to eat a little bit healthier.

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  • Vivian says:

    Love your health and diet tips! Hope you and baby are well~

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