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grneyedldy 04-21-2014 06:03 PM

Chia Seeds
 
Does anyone have a favorite brand?

JHoberer 04-22-2014 12:02 AM

I buy Swanson brand white chia seeds.

grneyedldy 04-22-2014 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by JHoberer (Post 16884820)
I buy Swanson brand white chia seeds.

Thank you :)

Jakelilydad 04-22-2014 10:28 PM

I've been happy with Bob's Red Mill, though they are not white chia seeds.

watcher513 04-23-2014 01:26 AM

Costco has Nutiva Chia Seeds and is running a coupon sale on them (9.99/2 lbs.) as part of their organics sale, 4/21- 5/18 (if you belong or have a friend who does).

grneyedldy 04-23-2014 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Jakelilydad (Post 16886013)
I've been happy with Bob's Red Mill, though they are not white chia seeds.

Thank you. That's what I ended up ordering because of price and I've been happy with other Bob's Red Mill products.

grneyedldy 04-23-2014 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by watcher513 (Post 16886069)
Costco has Nutiva Chia Seeds and is running a coupon sale on them (9.99/2 lbs.) as part of their organics sale, 4/21- 5/18 (if you belong or have a friend who does).

That's a good price. Dang I wish I saw this before I ordered. I might just have my daughter pick some up for me. I'm going to have chia seeds coming out of my ears. :laugh:

GME 04-23-2014 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by grneyedldy (Post 16886271)
I'm going to have chia seeds coming out of my ears. :laugh:

Like an Elmer Fudd chia pet. :lol:

rosethorns 04-23-2014 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by watcher513 (Post 16886069)
Costco has Nutiva Chia Seeds and is running a coupon sale on them (9.99/2 lbs.) as part of their organics sale, 4/21- 5/18 (if you belong or have a friend who does).

Thanks Terry I use the black ones now but I want some white chia seeds too.

I use them in everything.

grneyedldy 04-23-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GME (Post 16886427)
Like an Elmer Fudd chia pet. :lol:

:hyst:

grneyedldy 04-23-2014 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16886533)
Thanks Terry I use the black ones now but I want some white chia seeds too.

I use them in everything.

Do you know what is the shelf life for them?

Jakelilydad 04-23-2014 08:38 PM

I've had some for about six months, and they still are fine, from what I can tell. I just keep them in a large glass jar in the pantry, with a screw on top.

grneyedldy 04-23-2014 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jakelilydad (Post 16887193)
I've had some for about six months, and they still are fine, from what I can tell. I just keep them in a large glass jar in the pantry, with a screw on top.

Thank you. I thought they would have a long shelf life. Do you know if you can freeze them?

rosethorns 04-23-2014 08:58 PM

I usally buy them by the pound and I also keep them in the pantry in a screw top jar. I've never frozen them but I do freeze tree nuts & seeds.

grneyedldy 04-24-2014 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16886533)
Thanks Terry I use the black ones now but I want some white chia seeds too.

I use them in everything.

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Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16887203)
I usally buy them by the pound and I also keep them in the pantry in a screw top jar. I've never frozen them but I do freeze tree nuts & seeds.

Thank you. I don't know what I was thinking buying 3 lbs. I don't even know if I will like them. :hyst:

When you say you put them on everything, could you give me some ideas? Do you make the gel or just use them as is? TIA

Jakelilydad 04-24-2014 09:02 PM

I use mine mainly for chocolate chia pudding (I call it crunchy pudding). A nice simple dessert, that doesn't affect either my blood sugar or weight loss. Keeps me full for a while, too.

Soobee 04-25-2014 05:52 AM

Don't worry. They won't go bad. I put 1 Tbs per pound of meat for meatballs and meatloaf. Holds in the juices. I have a recipe for a no-cook chocolate coconut protein bar with chia seeds, if you are interested.

grneyedldy 04-25-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Soobee (Post 16888549)
Don't worry. They won't go bad. I put 1 Tbs per pound of meat for meatballs and meatloaf. Holds in the juices. I have a recipe for a no-cook chocolate coconut protein bar with chia seeds, if you are interested.

Thank you. Yes I would love the recipe, it's sounds delicious. Do you make a gel and use that or just the seeds?

grneyedldy 04-25-2014 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jakelilydad (Post 16888381)
I use mine mainly for chocolate chia pudding (I call it crunchy pudding). A nice simple dessert, that doesn't affect either my blood sugar or weight loss. Keeps me full for a while, too.

I've seen puddings. They look good. So the crunch isn't off putting? I made some gel and put it in meatloaf last night. I couldn't tell it was even there, which I'm considering a good thing. :up:

Soobee 04-25-2014 03:44 PM

I just throw the seeds in with the meat. You can grind them first if you prefer, but in the long simmering I usually do, they cannot be seen nor tasted.
Chocolate Chia Coconut Bar Bette
cup coconut oil
2 T cocoa
cup erythritol, measured then ground to powder
1/6 cup coconut Davinci’s sf syrup
Put these 4 ingredients into a bowl. Nuke for 1-2 minutes to make a chocolate syrup and melt the erythritol. Then add
1 T chia seeds
cup unsweetened coconut
t vanilla
dash of salt
3 T coconut flour
c whey protein
6 drops of splenda
Mix all ingredients. Put into 5 or 6 molds. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

grneyedldy 04-25-2014 05:57 PM

Thank you Soobee, it's sounds great.

watcher513 04-26-2014 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by grneyedldy (Post 16886704)
Do you know what is the shelf life for them?

I just did an internet search on that. One source says 4-5 years. Another says 2-3 years on a shelf and 4+ refrigerated. Another source says 5 years shelf life. I've always heard (before looking it up) that it was a long, long time.

That price is $4 off the normal price which is still less than any other place I've found.

Jakelilydad 05-01-2014 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by grneyedldy (Post 16889067)
I've seen puddings. They look good. So the crunch isn't off putting? I made some gel and put it in meatloaf last night. I couldn't tell it was even there, which I'm considering a good thing. :up:

The crunch doesn't bother me, though it is there. I just think of it as a Nestle Crunch Bar pudding. :laugh:

nanoparty! 05-02-2014 09:05 AM

I like the Whole Foods brand, 365. I'm a little suspicious of the fact that it has 11g carbs and 11g fiber for 3 TBSP, but it's a good size container for my pantry and I can't remember the price but I think it was reasonable.

rosethorns 05-02-2014 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by grneyedldy (Post 16888351)
Thank you. I don't know what I was thinking buying 3 lbs. I don't even know if I will like them. :hyst:

When you say you put them on everything, could you give me some ideas? Do you make the gel or just use them as is? TIA

I use them in a dairy-free chocolate bars.
In meatloaf and wild game meatloaf.
In low carb coconut flour breads.
In quick breads.
On green salads, really good in egg salad,tuna salad and in low carb cauliflower potato salad.

I know there is others I use it in.

grneyedldy 05-02-2014 01:33 PM

Thank you all for the ideas and recipes. So far I have just made a gel. Since I'm using the black seeds, the gel is not very appealing looking. Grayish ick. Though I didn't notice it much in a couple things I've tried.

Mostly I keep forgetting to use them. I'm going to have to park them on the counter for awhile until I develop a habit of reaching for them.


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