5 Healthy Chia Recipes from Around the Web


We all remember the goofy TV jingle, but ch-ch-ch-chia is having a major comeback as a health food, not a toy for green-thumbed kids. These tiny seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, beneficial fatty acids, and antioxidants. Sprinkle them on morning oatmeal for an extra burst of energy, add them to a smoothie, or try one of these delicious recipes any time of day.

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Even the healthiest eater needs a little indulgence every once in a while. Whirl up a batch of these no-bake treats in a food processor — all you need is dates, walnuts, oats, hemp and chia seeds, cacao, and a pinch of sea salt.

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This bright red pasta will definitely steal the spotlight on the dinner table. In addition to looking flashy, it’s also pretty healthy. The pasta (whole-wheat, of course) gets its punchy color from beets and plenty of flavor from toasted walnuts, chia seeds, and goat cheese.

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In this ultimate comfort food dish, chia subs in for egg, adding extra fiber, protein, and antioxidants. After prepping the eggplant slices, bake them in the oven with plenty of lycopene-rich tomato sauce, basil leaves, and of course, mozzarella cheese.

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Turn plain chia seeds into rich, creamy pudding by soaking them in any milk for a few hours (overnight for best results). This healthy recipe uses cashew milk and orange juice, so it’s totally vegan.

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Power up for the day with a slice of this gluten-free, sugar-free bread. Quinoa and buckwheat flours and flax, chia, and hemp seeds are only some of the healthy ingredients in this slightly sweet breakfast loaf.
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