If you even slightly pay attention to health food news, you’ve undoubtedly heard about chia seeds before and for good reason. Chia seeds are well-known as an incredible superfood, one that not only provides a good plant-based protein source but also important nutrients such as fiber, omega-3s, omega-6s, and healthy fats.
They’re beneficial for vegan diets as well and are known as a great egg-substitute among those who actively avoid animal products. Not to mention, Natierra® offers only the highest quality of chia seeds that are both Fair Trade and Organic, so you can get your favorite superfood while feeling good about yourself at the same time! However, there are more ways than just smoothies to consume chia seeds. Next time you find yourself in the kitchen trying to whip up a new way to scarf down this delicious superfood, consider some of these options!
3. Protein Packed Pancakes
Anytime pancakes can be made healthy, everyone listens! America’s favorite breakfast has been around for ages, and for good reason! They’re delicious! However, we found adding some chia seeds to your recipe can take away some of the guilt normally associated with this fan-favorite food. Chia seeds are a great pancake batter ingredient, their unique texture not allowing for a dry-tasting cake in sight. Add in a little protein powder as well if you really want to increase the nutritional value!
2. Snack Bars
Store-bought snack bars can be a bit of a wash; it’s difficult to find one with natural ingredients, nutritional benefits, and at an affordable price. So why not make your own? Using a natural sweetener like honey, it’s possible for even the least kitchen savvy health nut to make a delicious, healthy snack bar. Make sure to add chia seeds to your snack bar for a jump start on the nutrition! You won’t be breaking the bank or your gut!
1. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats may be the only thing more “in” in the health food world other than smoothie bowls right now and for good reason. They’re easy to make, healthy, and allow you to wake up right to a simple but delicious breakfast. Chia seeds make a useful addition to every overnight oats bag too, without subtracting or deterring from the intentional flavor, making them a go to for the educated oater. Toss some Natierra® Organic and Fair Trade Black Chia Seeds into your next overnight oats and you’ll get the nutritional boost you’re looking for!
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