Hey there Super Healthy Kids readers! My name is Lindsay Cotter and I am gluten free Nutrition Specialist and food blogger over at Cotter Crunch. So glad to be welcomed into this team of amazing people and I hope that I am able to provide some nourishment and support with you all!
Today I have a relevant yet fun topic. CHIA! I know, we’ve all heard about chia or even use it daily, but there so much more versatility to this little seed and how to make it more “fun” per se. Okay, let’s talk CHA CHA CHA CHIA!
There’s a reason why chia seed is one of the top SUPERFOODS of the decade. It’s not only SUPER nutritious but it’s SUPER versatile when it comes to baking, cooking, and eating. We like that! Yes this little seed deserves more than just a chia pet name, it deserves a superpower name!
So let’s talk about this superpower superfood.
Most of us know it’s High in Omega 3’s (fatty acids) and insoluble fiber, but did you know it also has a high antioxidant profile? Yes, this little chia seed contains a good source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and manganese. All great minerals for our bones and cellular development.
Speaking of development. The chia seed, is the king of “developing” textures, volume, and replacing eggs in vegan/allergy friendly baking. See, I told you this super seed is super versatile.
That being said, chia seed recipes don’t have to be boring. They are fun, healthy, unique, and delicious.
Are you ready to dive into the world of AMAZING and UNIQUE CHIA SEED recipes? All these recipes are made with gluten free REAL food ingredients! ENJOY!
Homemade Fruit and the Bottom Chia Yogurt Parfaits! – This is such a great make ahead breakfast for the whole family. It’s packed with protein, calcium, naturally fruit sweetened, and of course the addition of chia gives it a fruit jam texture with the addition of fiber and omegas. Breakfast to go and SUPER HEALTHY!
And last but not least, A healthy SNACK PACK pudding recipe that you can make the night before. Yes, No-Cook Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding! Make ahead and enjoy this high protein, low carb, naturally sweetened snack/breakfast the next morning! It’s full of energy, omegas 3’s and antioxidants. Kid tested, mom tested, BOTH APPROVED!
So there you have it, 8 GREAT super healthy and unique chia seed recipes. These chia seed recipes can satisfy even the hungriest of eaters as well as leave them feeling energized and nourish.
But I think you should try them out yourself and report back. Deal?