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Old 12-03-2007, 12:05 PM   #91
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thanks now I need to go see what the hydrophilic colloid from those seeds is
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:03 AM   #92
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After looking around the health food stores unsuccessfully, I finally ordered some chia seeds. I ordered 5- 1.5 lb. bags so I have faith that this stuff will WOW me! I am not sure how yetbut I am really excited about these little guys after reading about the health benefits. So I don't know if anyone is still out there enjoying their chia seeds, but after I get mine I will post my chia experience!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:33 AM   #93
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I bought a bag in June and forgot about them. I am going to pull them out and use them now with all of these great ideas. Mine were quite expensive at $12.95/lb.
Is anyone still enjoying the chia seeds and noticing a benefit?
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:50 PM   #94
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I use chia seeds. I add a tsp or so to my eggs for breakfast. I break the eggs in a bowl, mix well and add the chia seeds to the eggs. I let it sit while I'm sauting my spinach in butter to add the eggs later. I don't use them much more than that as I don't have a lot of liquid foods throughout the day.

I notice when I use the chia seeds and the fish oils capsules my eyes aren't as dry as the days when I forget these oil sources.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:15 AM   #95
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I bought a bag in June and forgot about them. I am going to pull them out and use them now with all of these great ideas. Mine were quite expensive at $12.95/lb.
Is anyone still enjoying the chia seeds and noticing a benefit?
Keep posting and let us know. I'd love to get this thread rolling again. Of course I have to wait for my seeds to come in! I ordered my seeds through the link posted on the first page of the thread. With S & H it came out to be $11.00/bag (1.5 lb. bag)

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I use chia seeds. I add a tsp or so to my eggs for breakfast. I break the eggs in a bowl, mix well and add the chia seeds to the eggs. I let it sit while I'm sauting my spinach in butter to add the eggs later. I don't use them much more than that as I don't have a lot of liquid foods throughout the day.

I notice when I use the chia seeds and the fish oils capsules my eyes aren't as dry as the days when I forget these oil sources.
I plan to add 2-3 T. to whatever sounds as if it would work. Add gel to salad dressing, add seeds to soup to thicken. I hadn't thought about eggs. Good idea! I hope I notice nice changes like you have!

I know there is only so much we can say about chia seeds, but let's try to keep this going! As you can tell, I'm excited about this!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #96
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Guess what my daughter got me for Christmas?Chia seeds! What a cutie-pie. I didn't tell her that I finally just ordered some. But she did find a source that carries them not too far away, but they were $13.95/lb. Not too bad in a pinch but I ordered them for $11.00/1.5 lb. bag (including S & H). But it warms my heart when my kids think of what I REALLY want, even if it seems silly.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:29 AM   #98
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Carolyn, what do you love about your chia seeds? Do they make you feel better throughout the day? Weight loss? I would love to hear how you use them too!

So far I have been adding 2-3 T. a day to foods like soup, sauces, or just a dash of Davincis w/ water. I am not seeing any weight loss and I have been doing great on my WOE, so hopefully these are not causing me to stall. I have only been using them for about 3 weeks, so I want to continue to give them a chance to do great things!

This is kinda an old thread but I would love to hear again from those of you who have been eating chia!
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Primarily, I use them to make low carb smoothies. My husband gets very good results, he's lost ten pounds.

I use them because of the omegas and antioxidant properties and I put them in yogurt and cottage cheese. I'm hypothyroid and prefer to not use flax much because of the effect it can have. I use flax very sparingly.

My mother likes them because she feels full for a long time after having one of my smoothies. We quit having chocolate shakes and have switched over to these. Satisfies without all that fat and sugar.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:19 AM   #100
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I do love them in smoothies. I am so glad your family is having such great results. Flax effects thyroid? Humm..good thing I don't like it
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:14 PM   #101
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I just got some of these recently and have been adding them to shakes and cottage cheese and salads. I do seem to be full longer with them...
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:11 PM   #102
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I would love to see this thread resurrected and learn about others' ideas regarding more recipes or ideas for using the chia seeds. I made lemonade this afternoon - added the chia gel to water, lemon juice and stevia -- tasted great and was filling too.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:39 AM   #103
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Lately I have been adding the chia seeds to my yogurt. The crunch really helps with the smooth texture of the yogurt itself.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:10 AM   #104
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Great omega 3 incorporation. With over fishing, foods such as this will become more valuable.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #105
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Hmm, I want to incorporate goat cheese (chevre, from my own goats), chia, and coconut oil, preferably into one concoction but have to keep low calorie to lose the rest of the weight I need to lose. Any ideas? Maybe some sort of chocolate thing or custard maybe? I also need it to be sort of easy.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #106
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Hey mermaid...long time no see

I can't think of anything off the top of my head. I would tend to go towards something more savory with that combo.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:49 PM   #107
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I love chia seeds

but I use them as part of a raw food diet not low carb. I actually don't know the carb count. I mix them with almond milk and a little agave syrup for a yummy treat. I am sure it could be made low carb as well.
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Hi Mermaid, I don't know much about goat cheese, but I have been mixing chia gel w/ cottage cheese, chopped almonds, 1/4 c. oats (uncooked) and some sort of Davinci syrup (usually vanilla or caramel). You could probably add some CO. It'll be hard to keep cals low unless you just eat a small amount.

How are you doing with the chia? Are you seeing significant health benefits? Weight loss? I have not been eating it consistantly so I don't know what kind of effect it will have. I do know that when I eat it I "go" more consistantly!! That's a big plus.

Let us know what you come up with!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:59 AM   #109
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Hi Jenny,
I have only been baking them into low carb bread with eggs, goat yogurt, almond meal, and oat fiber, which is quite delicious to my low-carb seasoned pallet. I think it's totally good stuff, but probably not too much chia per day that way since I only allow one small slice of it. (I have to be super low carb, very carb-sensitive).

Occasionally I mix them into yogurt, but decided that it was causing cravings for some reason. I will try your suggestion above today minus the oats, sounds pretty good. I'm in loss mode right now so I have to be careful about portions.

I also decided that I am going to try to just knock back a glass of water with a spoonful of chia every morning and see what happens. May be I have been trying to be too creative and just need to get those seeds in my gut a simpler way. That's me--always making things more complicated than they have to be! (lol)

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i found this recipe

Chia Seed Flat Bread

1 egg
1/8 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/16 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whole chia seeds

In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Beat in remaining ingredients in order listed. Let sit about 5 minutes to thicken
either spread and bake at 350 for a pizza crust or make in a greased skillet for 2 flatbreads
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this one too

Chia Cheesy Garlic Bread

1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a small bowl, beat egg and water with a fork until smooth. Beat in baking powder, garlic powder, and salt until well mixed. Stir in chia seeds and then cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Grease fry pan and heat over medium heat. Spread chia mixture into 1 or 2 rounds (or more if you want mini rounds). When lightly browned, flip over to brown other side.

You can use these for buns, sandwiches, flat bread, pizza crust, tortillas, etc. There are about 4 net carbs in the entire recipe.
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those sound good Malibu! Why are you using chia? Are you feeling some health benefits...weight loss? Curious because I have never used it long enough to notice anything. I want to then I get serious about LC so I stop.
Anybody else out there noticing health benefits?
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i havent used them i just found the recipes but i might try the cheesy bread today ill let you know
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ha no i am NOT trying to lose weight BTW
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I am going to try the jelly idea, I wonder if you grind them can you use them to thicken gravy. (I make biscuits with flax) I want biscuits and sausage gravy
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I am going to try the jelly idea, I wonder if you grind them can you use them to thicken gravy. (I make biscuits with flax) I want biscuits and sausage gravy
I wouldn't think they'd thicken gravy... they're not the right texture. I have found that a splash of cream into reduced pan drippings will make a lovely glaze that's close to gravy. Don't know how it would work with sausage, but might be worth a try.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:55 AM   #117
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I wouldn't think they'd thicken gravy... they're not the right texture. I have found that a splash of cream into reduced pan drippings will make a lovely glaze that's close to gravy. Don't know how it would work with sausage, but might be worth a try.
The poster was talking about chia flour not seeds. Prolly would thicken a gravy.
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I've just started trying to use the chia seeds and so far have really liked them. I was wondering about an old recipe I used to make that used minute tapioca for a thickener and though that I might experiment with that this weekend and instead use chia seeds.

Since you guys have a lot more experience with them than I could you tell me if I should make a 1:1 sub or would I need a different ratio?

Thanks for any advice.


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I've just started trying to use the chia seeds and so far have really liked them. I was wondering about an old recipe I used to make that used minute tapioca for a thickener and though that I might experiment with that this weekend and instead use chia seeds.

Since you guys have a lot more experience with them than I could you tell me if I should make a 1:1 sub or would I need a different ratio?

Thanks for any advice.


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I don't know if this will answer your question but when I make my chia gel I use 1/3 c. seeds to 2 c. water so that would be about 1:6 ratio. It turns out to be a tapioca pudding consistency. It takes a couple of hours to get to this consistency so depending on what you are trying to thicken keep that in mind. Thanks for resurrecting this thread!! Love my chia, I feel so healthy when I eat it and it helps BIG time with bathroom issues (sorry of TMI)
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Chia Pudding!!! (from choosingraw.com)

3/4 cup chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
Tiny dash salt
Stevia and vanilla extract to taste
Simply mix the ingredients together, and let them rest for a few moments. Stir the mix well with a fork every five minutes or so. At first, it’ll seem far too liquidy, but over the course of thirty minutes the chia seeds will plump up, till the pudding resembles tapioca pudding.

(yields 3-4 servings)
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