40 Ways to Use Chia Seeds

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of chia seeds with a quarter cup of water to make an egg substitute for baking cakes and cookies.
  2. Add chia seeds to apple juice to make “sago.” [WHAT IS SAGO?]
  3. Grind seeds and add to hot milk to make a porridge
  4. Mix seeds in yogurt.
  5. Add seeds to soup and stews to thicken.
  6. Grind seeds and mix with flour, milk and eggs to make pancakes.
  7. Add seeds to salad dressings or sprinkle seeds over a salad.
  8. Eat chia seeds whole and raw as a snack.
  9. Add whole seeds to diluted fruit juice to make Chia Fresca.
  10. Make chia pudding by adding whole seeds to milk, nut milk, or soy milk.
  11. Add ground chia seeds to smoothies.
  12. Make a “lassie” by blending chia seeds, yogurt and fruit juice.
  13. Add chia seeds to beaten eggs, soak for 10 minutes and make an omelette.
  14. Mix with Worcestershire or BBQ sauce and brush on meats to grill.
  15. Add ground chia seeds to flour when making bread.
  16.  Make chia pan bread by combining chia seeds, eggs, milk, flour, and baking powder. Cook in a heavy (cast iron) pan with a lid on.
  17. Add whole chia seeds to a cake batter to make a heavy poppy seed-like cake.
  18. Add seeds to stews to thicken.
  19. Toss seeds into a stir-fry.
  20. Sprinkle seeds over a salad.
  21. Make a thin batter of ground chia seeds and milk and cook in a slow oven to make crackers.
  22. Pureed fruit, chia seeds, and a little fruit juice is a good topping for ice cream.
  23. Stir whole seeds through cooked lentils.
  24. Soak seeds in beaten eggs and use this mix to make a frittata.
  25. Cook brown rice in vegetable stock and stir chia seeds through when rice is cooked.
  26. Top a cheesecake with chia seeds soaked in fruit juice to make a gel.
  27. Add whole or ground seeds to cookie mixes.
  28. Mix ground seeds with ground beef to make meatballs.
  29. Cook brown rice in apple juice, add grated apple, and stir whole seeds through the mixture for a tasty dessert.
  30. Toasted ground chia seeds mixed with honey and cinnamon makes a wonderful base for cheesecake.
  31. Add whole seeds to granola.
  32. Mix white chia seeds that have been soaked in milk through mashed potatoes.
  33. Sprout the seeds and use in salads.
  34. Mix ground seeds with butter or peanut butter for a nutritious spread.
  35. Cinnamon, ground chia, and butter is great on hot scones.
  36. Add a teaspoon of black seeds to a green jelly [Jello?] mix for “frogs egg jelly.”
  37. Spread a mixture of honey, cinnamon, dried fruit, and ground chia on to filo pastry sheets, roll up and cook in a hot oven.
  38. Mix the seeds, whole or ground, through Nutella.
  39. Add ground seeds soaked in an egg to bind a hamburger mix.
  40. Soak chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal.

 

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