Chia is a nutty, ancient grain packed with fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And adding chia seeds to your daily meal plan is easier than you think. Incorporate the trendy, good-for-you seed into your diet by sprinkling it into some of your favorite foods -- including baked goods, fresh salads, fruity smoothies, and more.
Grab your gals this weekend and indulge in a brunch-perfect apple cake. Stir a scoop of chia seeds into the brown sugar-based batter to help soak up some of the sweet maple goodness.
Chew on chia in this fantastic peanut-butter-packed granola bar. Featuring salted pretzels, crunchy oats, honey, and chocolate, these homemade bars have everything you crave in a snack!
Sprinkle chia seeds into baked goods -- like our mini blueberry muffins -- for a delightful fix of fiber. The warm, slightly sweet breakfast favorite also features hearty rolled oats.
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For a warm-you-up dessert, toss red rice, almond milk, and sugar into your slow cooker. Embellish the bubbly pudding with comforting stir-ins, such as chewy dried fruit, chia seeds, and zippy orange peel.
A mere tablespoon of chia seeds helps give these slightly sweet rice fritters 4 grams of fiber! Dunk 'em in fresh berry jam to heighten their homey nutmeg and fruit flavors.
Slurp up some chia in this good-for-you green smoothie. Blend a handful of fresh produce -- spinach, kiwi, banana, and pineapple -- with yogurt, OJ, and the trendy grain for an ultrathick and creamy drink.
Ditch the vending machine and say hello to your new favorite snack: coconut-chia squares! The golden treats are made with hearty oats, bran, and brown sugar. Keep them together with a spoonful of sticky-sweet honey.
Chia seeds add unexpected fiber and protein to this melt-in-your-mouth, slow cooker bread pudding. Coffee-overs will especially enjoy this lively chocolate-mocha dessert, as it's cooked with a steamy cup of joe.
Yellow cornmeal and cumin make an incredible base for this guac-sporting Mexican specialty. Bake the cornmeal squares in egg whites, bread crumbs, and chia seeds for a crisp, crunchy coating.
Pour one or two spoonfuls of chia seeds into pancake batter for an easy way to get a dose of fiber. Smear the golden cakes with whipped Greek cream cheese, then top with fresh strawberries for a restaurant-worthy breakfast.
Dinner rolls go from side to star, thanks to chia, sesame, and poppy seeds. Simply brush the honey-infused bread with a special egg mixture, then sprinkle on the goods.
Chia seeds make an undeniably nutty and crunchy coating for this fork-tender tuna recipe. Serve over homemade balsamic glaze, then top with mango-lime salsa for an invigorating finish.