Chia Delight

Chia seeds: A nutty-tasting whole grain.  Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, they have among the highest antioxidant activity of any whole food.  They also do a lot of good things for your body, like keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control.  They are loaded with calcium, protein, fiber and many other vitamins.

Chia seeds are a member of the mint family.  You can put them in muffins, cereals, smoothies and salads.  Chia seeds are a vegetarian source of protein.  They are available at Whole Foods.

Chia Banana Date Cookies

 4 tbsp of chia seeds

4 tbsp of plain flour

1/2 of a banana (dried cranberries are good to)

2 tbsp chopped dates

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 large egg

2 tbsp honey

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp water

Put seeds and flour in bowl and mix together, adding oats.  Set aside.

Blend together the banana, egg, dates, honey, baking powder and water.  Add this to the dry ingredients in the bowl.  Mix together.  The consistency should be similar to a cake batter.

Drop dessert spoons of mixture on to an oiled cookie sheet.  bake at 350, for 15-20 minutes.

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