Chia Seeds

 Chia seeds are an ancient super-seed
secret.  They are “super” because like a superfruit they deliver the maximum
amount of nutrients with minimum calories.  The nutritional benefits of Chia
include fiber, omega fatty acids,calcium, antioxidants and much more-even
protein.  Chia also contains calcium; it delivers 18% of your daily value per
ounce, which is 3X more than skim milk.
Overall, this tiny little seed
packs a big nutritional punch.
We love Chia seeds!  We add them to oatmeal,
salads, smoothies, and, well… pretty much everything.  I have never noticed a
huge flavor that stands out when I eat Chia, that’s why I think they are
something so great, so nutritional, and can be added to anything.
We like to
buy this brand.  You can also find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

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.