Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA
Have you wondered what chia seeds are and why you should care?
Chia is a gluten-free seed that has more dietary fiber and Omega 3 than any other food from nature. Psssst, Omega 3 is NOT a planet in Star Trek; it’s an essential fatty acid that’s beneficial for brain and heart health. The body cannot make it. Neither can the Wizard of Oz!
If you’ve read our posts about exercise and brain power, you know we’re all about boosting the ol’ noggin! And in the video you’re about to see, we definitely boost something with chia seeds from GNC. Oh, yes.
Alexandra: In case you’re curious about my previous experiment with chia in food, take a look at our Granola, Yogurt & Cookie Monster video.
Kymberly: In case you are wondering how I use Chia seeds since I don’t bake, watch the video. Think “Hansel and Gretel.”
FYI, we don’t like it by the handful. We do like it added to foods. You can bake with it, sprinkle it on the 3 S’s (salads, soups, stir-fry), add it to drinks (soak it for a few minutes first unless you like crunchy drinks!), or even make a gel that can be added to recipes to help you feel full sooner.
And we don’t know about you, but when you say “ch-ch-ch-chia” doesn’t an image of Charo saying “cuchi, cuchi” come into your head?
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Have you tried chia seeds? What recipe is your favorite?
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