Chia Seeds are one of the super food loaded with so many vitamins and nutrients it pays to find creative ways to include them in you diet.
1 ounce (28 grams) serving of Chia Seeds contains over 11 grams of Fiber, 4 grams of proteins, 9 grams of Fat 5 of which are Omega-3s, 18% of recommended daily calcium, 30% of manganese, 30% of magnesium, and 27% of phosphorus.
These little tiny giants also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
Not to mention they do wonders for the digestive system!
Which the main reason I became so obsess with Chia seeds, get ready for some TMI... My family can't poop!
I'm easily constipated, I have to take iron supplements for my low iron condition but one side effect of iron is constipation.
I don't know if it is something in our genes, but my kids are not on iron supplement and they have the same issue. I don't know how many time I had to do the poop dance, since the poop song to a crying toddler who can poop.
Needless to say we love high fiber foods and try to eat them as much as possible.
There are many ways to eat Chia seeds, you can soak them in almond milk to make porridge, you can mix them in your morning oatmeal, you can eat them over salad, in smoothies, in your morning cereal.
They are pretty much tasteless which make them great to add on almost anything.
I stick them in dough to make bread
This is a bread machine recipe
1 cup + 1 Tbsp of water
3 cups of bread flour
2 tablespoons of dry milk
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of sugar or honey
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
Add all the ingredients in your bread machine starting with the wet ingredients first.
Choose the dough setting, once done you can use a cutter to make round dinner roll shape and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
If you don't have dry milk you can use regular milk in place of water.
Hope you enjoy this recipe and start to include Chia Seeds in your regular diet