Reader Contributed Chia Seed Recipes
|You've gotten your seeds, and you've read the cook books...
It's time to try chia in your own recipes! Bake with half the fat, create low-fat salad dressings, and make meals more healthy and filling when you add chia to your own favorite recipes. If you've got a recipe that includes MySeeds, why not send it in?
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|Confetti Chia Couscous - Colorful, fun and easy side dish!|
|Need a side dish in a hurry? Here's a simple couscous.
1 cup couscous
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1 shredded carrot
2/3 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
1/2 can garbanzo beans
2 tsp dry MySeeds Chia
|Couscous Dressing Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sugar or agave nectar
Prepare the couscous according to package directions. Mix up the dressing by putting all dressing ingredients in a small cup. Cut up the olives & shred the carrot. Chop the onion. When the couscous is done, fluff it with a fork. Stir in the vegetables, beans and chia seeds. Then, pour on the dressing and stir again to combine. My kids like this with a few small slices of cheese. Recipe by A.S. Jersey City
|Super Quick And Easy Chia Waffle For One|
|This extra easy waffle recipe is ready in just minutes. It makes 1 waffle, (recipe can double) so it's perfect for breakfast on the go. You can make this waffle in a Belgian waffle iron, or a regular waffler. Use your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, low-calorie syrup, cinnamon, low-fat cream cheese & jelly or Agave Nectar. Because each waffle has one whole tablespoon of dry chia in it, you won't have to worry about being hungry before lunch time.|
1 Large egg (lightly beaten)
1. Lightly beat egg.
2. Blend in yogurt.
3. Fold in Bisquick
4. Add Chia Seeds and mix well. Batter will be very thick.
5. Pour into a 7 inch preheated waffle iron and bake until steam is no longer coming from waffle iron. Or, once the waffle is golden brown.
Top with Butter and your favorite pancake syrup. I like Blue Agave Nectar or Sugar free Pancake syrup. Also good with fresh strawberries and whipped cream....
Recipe provided by B.R. of Arizona
|Imagine being able to have this thick, fluffy waffle any time you want! Since it's made in just minutes...you CAN! (shown here with yogurt spread)|
1st Place Award Winning White Chili with Chia
|This white chili recipe is a real award winner! It won first place at the Tampa Florida Chili Cook-Off 2010. And with good reason, too! Don't let the pale color fool you, this chili has heat & loads of flavor. It tastes rich without being fatty or greasy. It's also amazingly easy to make!|
|If you can measure, pour and simmer, you can make this hearty chili. It's different & delicious, and fully deserves the first place award. Will it be a winner at your house too?|
1 pound boneless chicken breast (1 inch cubes)
1 medium white onion (chopped)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can hominy (drained & rinsed) 15 oz
1 can white kidney or cannelini beans (rinsed) 15 oz
1 can chicken broth 14 oz
2 cans chopped green chilis (4 oz per can)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup nonfat sour cream
4 tbsp chia gel
2 tbsp minced cilantro (fresh)
|What is "Hominy"? Hominy is white corn which has had the outer shell stripped away, and is usually canned in water. It is used to make the region-specific dish "Grits". Here, it's used in place of pasta or rice. It has a very mild flavor, and a pasta like texture...but it is gluten free!|
|In a large sauce pan, sautee the chicken and onions in the olive oil, until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the hominy, beans, broth, chilis, and seasonings. Bring this to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Simmer un-covered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow it to cool slightly from the simmer. (If it's too hot, it will curdle the sour cream) Stir in the sour cream, chia gel and 1 of the tablespoons of minced cilantro. Garnish with the remaining tablespoon of cilantro (as shown) and you're ready to serve!
*This freezes well, and may actually taste better the next day! The chia gel will help distribute the spicy flavors.
Recipe provided by S.W. of Tampa Florida
Hail to Kale
When I learned how good kale is for me, I tried it but I just didn't like the flavor. Putting kale into this smoothie recipe means that you won't taste it. It tastes tropical instead, but it is very good for you.
1 big handful of kale
This recipe is so simple. All you have to do is put everything in the blender and mix until smooth. I put it in my Magic Bullet. This makes 1 large drink. You can split it between two people. If you're by yourself, you can drink this in the morning, then save some for lunch.
Recipe by Barbara Kagna
Family Favorite Salad With Chia
This salad is our family favorite that we would like to share with your readers…Netty D.
Lettuce of choice and amount of choice
Just put all of the salad ingredients into your bowl after you chop, or cut into bite size pieces the salad ingredients. Stir the olive oil & Badia Seasoning in with the chia seeds in a cup. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients. Grate the cheese on top and you are ready to go.
*This reader prefers "Badia" brand, but if that's not available in your area, a similar "complete seasoning" blend of dried herbs and spices should be on store shelves. Badia's version happens to contain dried parsely, lemon extract, black pepper, lemon-pepper, garlic, and other seasonings. Finding a similar blend should produce similarly tasty results for you! (Badia is generally in the southern USA)
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