The chia seed has stolen the limelight lately on the nutrition red carpet. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, these tiny black and white seeds provide a boost of energy and regulate blood sugar to help you feel full longer.
Speed up your breakfast tomorrow when you roll a batch of these energy balls tonight. Snacking on-the-go has never been easier or more delicious—and when chocolate cravings hit, you can pop one between meals all week long! What’s not to love?
Forget pectin—relying on chia seeds to thicken jam is quick and easy. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have homemade fruity goodness on the table. Spread it on whole-grain bread, swirl in your yogurt, or serve alongside salmon.
This recipe offers a number of healthful benefits by incorporating sunflower, chia, caraway, sesame, and poppy seeds in one excellent gluten-free loaf. The chia seeds also absorb liquid, which helps maintain more moisture in the bread.
Sneaking extra fiber and protein into baked goods for your children has never been easier. Chia and poppy seeds are so similar in appearance, kids won’t know the difference. Olive oil and ricotta add a tender touch to these moist, delicious, and addictive muffins. Freeze half a batch and thaw on busy mornings when you and your family need an easy, portable breakfast.
Chia isn’t the only superfood we’re crushing on: One cup of cooked quinoa packs 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of filling fiber, keeping your appetite in check all morning long. Chocolate, honey, and almond milk come together to form a hot cereal bowl. It’s rich, creamy, nutty, and fruity—all things good.
Our oven-baked chicken tenders are breaded with panko crumbs, shredded coconut, and chia seeds. The three create a satisfying, crunchy crust without ever touching oil. It’s the perfect finger food for game day or a quick weeknight dinner with far fewer calories than its fried version.
Chia pudding has taken over Instagram! When it comes to fitness and clean-eating hashtags, this pearly goo shines. Sure, it may look a bit like fish eggs (or at least we think so), but don’t let looks deter you from enjoying a deliciously creamy breakfast treat. Much like overnight oats, it’s one of the easiest healthy breakfast options for busy mornings. Mix at night, refrigerate while you sleep, then devour in the morning.