How to Create Delicious and Healthy Goodies With Chia – 5 Awesome Recipes…

5 Chia Seed Recipes You Need to Try

By What to Eat | Everyday Health

banana chia muffins

Chances are, you’ve heard all the rumblings about chia seeds: The tiny powerhouse is touted for it’s omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber content. In fact, each tablespoon packs in 2.3 grams of protein and almost 5 grams of fiber, plus a dose of calcium, vitamins A, B, C, and E, and antioxidants. No wonder they’ve been celebrated as a superfood for both your heart and yourskin!

If you’ve never cooked with the ingredient before, you’re in for a surprising treat. As a crunchy seed, thick gel, or a vegan-friendly egg substitute, the nutritional powerhouse is a simple way to up the health factor of a variety of dishes. Since chia seeds never go bad, stock up on a bag of either the white or black variety (or both!) and include them in your soups, salads, baked goods, and drinks. Here are five starter recipes to add to your menu this week.

Banana Chia Muffins

Start your morning on a healthy note — and use up that last overripe banana sitting on your counter — by baking a batch of these hearty, satisfying muffins from Tone It Up. This version calls for oat flour, which you can easily make yourself or READ MORE: http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/recipe-of-the-day/chia-seed-recipes-you-need-to-try/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20150509

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