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Old 08-14-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Chia Seeds?

Hi everyone, I am wondering if any of you all eat Chia Seeds? I have heard they were great for all kinds of things including the little issue some of us have with low carbing. Was just wondering how you all used them if you did.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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There are so many threads on here fo chia seeds. Here is a long thread.

Chia seeds

This one will help alot.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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I eat them every day in my smoothie....great for a lot of things!
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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I also eat them in smoothies and use them in meatloaf ( ground up ) for moisture.I use them in gel making quick strawberry or raspberry jam. Love that food.
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I have been consuming them for about 4 months now. I think they are beneficial for hydration purposes, high fiber properties in terms of bowel movements, and also their Omega 3 value.

I must be very careful to thoroughly brush my teeth afterwards because they like to stick to things once wet.

Costco is the place I buy mine. They frequently put them on sale.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:19 AM   #6
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I'm using them to replace eggs in baking.
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I make this: Chocolate Chia pudding with pic!
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Have this on the counter so I will let you know how it goes:

Chocolate peanut butter chia pudding

1 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze
2T PB2
2T Hersheys Special Dark cocoa powder
Couple drops of vanilla
3-4T Chia seeds (I am experimenting as the recipe called for 4T and sometimes it leaves the pudding a little too solid. 3 1/2T is what is in it now)
Sweetener of Choice (I use Truvia and EZSweetz)

Bring AB to a boil. Wisk in cocoa and PB2. Add sweetener, chia and vanilla and wisk. Let sit on the counter for 15 min wisking every 5 min or the seeds will settle on the bottom. Pour into custard cups and refrigerate 3 hours.
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OMG, these pudding recipes sound awesome!!!! My boyfriend about to drive me bonkers trying to figure out something sweet to eat. Thanks to all!!
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:37 AM   #10
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Have this on the counter so I will let you know how it goes:

Chocolate peanut butter chia pudding

1 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze
2T PB2
2T Hersheys Special Dark cocoa powder
Couple drops of vanilla
3-4T Chia seeds (I am experimenting as the recipe called for 4T and sometimes it leaves the pudding a little too solid. 3 1/2T is what is in it now)
Sweetener of Choice (I use Truvia and EZSweetz)

Bring AB to a boil. Wisk in cocoa and PB2. Add sweetener, chia and vanilla and wisk. Let sit on the counter for 15 min wisking every 5 min or the seeds will settle on the bottom. Pour into custard cups and refrigerate 3 hours.
Use 3T of Chia and use regular cocoa, not dark as it overpowered the PB2.
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I just got some of Trader Joe's own brand of Chia Seeds, for $4.99 a bag (for just over 5 ounces). They aren't organic, but claim to have been grown without pesticides (in Australia), so I am going to give them a go. Basically I just gel them with water and add to my yogurt. Sadly I am too triggered by sweet tastes to try them in any of the puddling or dessert recipes.
But I am wondering if, like flaxseeds, they would be more effective as an omega3 source if they were ground first? I've never had the chia seeds I have tried in the past dissolve completely, (maybe I will have different results with these)
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I read that you do not have to grind chia seeds to get the nutrients. Also read that bugs don't like chia seeds, so they are all grown without pesticides.
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