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Old 06-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Chia seed Ideas?

Chia seeds are 5 carbs and 5 gram fiber....... Anyone have an uses or ideas to use Chia seeds? I have soaked in water and use that "gel" in omelets. Also read peanut butter with chia seeds mixed in are good LC "Pick Me Up" and wondering if anyone uses chia seeds.

Looking for other ideas or uses (recipes)......
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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I make a shake in the mornings with 2 strawberries ( or a few blueberries ), almond milk, chia seeds , and protein pwd..... blend it up and throw it in freezer in glass until I leave for work. I drink it on the way !
Add ice to drink it immediately . It's delicious. ( and keeps you regular - tmi )
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I make Chia Pudding.

2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
2-3 tbs cocoa1 tea vann
1 tbs sweetner

Put in blender & blend until smooth
Chill until thick.

Love this
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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Peggy's (Buttoni) individual white bread recipe is killer good! It's makes 2 slices of the softest sandwich read... and in the microwave!!
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Use in meatloaf of meatballs to make them juicy.
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Use in meatloaf of meatballs to make them juicy.
i've done this too.... I just forgot !
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I bought chia seeds last week to make All Day I dream about Food's Caramel Frosted Banana Bread (no bananas included). But, I haven't had a chance to make it yet.
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I've seen Carolyn (all day I dream about food) use it for jam too and pudding. I haven't tried it yet myself.
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I keep forgetting to use them on a regular basis. I have put them in meatloaf and patties and they were the moistest ground beef dishes I think I have ever made. I've also tossed some in soup. There is no taste and I love the added nutritional value.

I have the dark seeds and the gel I made was a disgusting gray color. I put some in a sf jam and almost had to close my eyes to eat it. I ended up throwing the gel out after it just sat in my fridge. I'm going to get some almond milk and try the pudding. I figure the cocoa powder will mask the disgusting color.
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About what measure of chia seeds do you reckon you use in a meatloaf?
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My current favorite cracker uses chia seeds. A friend gave me this recipe, so I don't know where it originated, but it's a good one!

1/2 c. Flaxseed Meal
1/4 c. Chia Seeds
1/4 c. Whole Flax Seeds
1 c. Water
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp. Bragg's Aminos (could use soy sauce too I think, or maybe some salt and a little extra water)

Combine ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes to thicken. Give mixture a stir once in a while to make sure liquid gets well incorporated. Evenly spread mix on silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Take some time to do this evenly - it is exactly enough "batter" to fill the whole sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, remove from oven and score into the size of crackers you want - I make 48 crackers (6 x 8 lines) and these are sort of triscuit-sized. Bake for another 15 minutes, then I take out of the oven and place another silpat over the top and flip the whole shebang, peel off the bottom silpat and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes until crispy. You can season to taste, but I find the liquid aminos is key for our palate and most times we like the garlic powder version. Sesame seeds add a nice texture, too.
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My current favorite cracker uses chia seeds. A friend gave me this recipe, so I don't know where it originated, but it's a good one!

1/2 c. Flaxseed Meal
1/4 c. Chia Seeds
1/4 c. Whole Flax Seeds
1 c. Water
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp. Bragg's Aminos (could use soy sauce too I think, or maybe some salt and a little extra water)

Combine ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes to thicken. Give mixture a stir once in a while to make sure liquid gets well incorporated. Evenly spread mix on silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Take some time to do this evenly - it is exactly enough "batter" to fill the whole sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, remove from oven and score into the size of crackers you want - I make 48 crackers (6 x 8 lines) and these are sort of triscuit-sized. Bake for another 15 minutes, then I take out of the oven and place another silpat over the top and flip the whole shebang, peel off the bottom silpat and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes until crispy. You can season to taste, but I find the liquid aminos is key for our palate and most times we like the garlic powder version. Sesame seeds add a nice texture, too.
Interesting!! Might try that one.

I have just been putting it on lettuce salads.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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I add a tablespoon (dry, and ground up more finely) to muffins.

I also just toss it in fruit and nut bars that I make.

When I remember, I put it in homemade dog treats. (those are for my little buddy in the avatar pic)

I used to put it in meat loaf and now I put it in faux meat loaf, about a tablespoon dry.

I am not real fond of using the gel cuz I always forget about it.

There are a couple of threads on here about chia seeds, if you do a search.
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