It’s   Wholitarian   Wednesday!

What’s my inspiration for this post? YOU!⠀

I’ve heard from several clients recently that while they’ve heard about how healthy chia seeds are, they aren’t sure how to prepare them for themselves or serve them to their kids.⠀

Chia seeds offer soooooo many amazing health benefits, it’s def worth taking the time to figure out a few ways to work them into your meals and snacks to give them a nutritional boost.⠀

Did you know that 2 tablespoons of chia seeds are:⠀

  • an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (containing 5 grams per 2 tbsp!)
  • rich in antioxidants⠀
  • a great source of fiber (11 grams!!!) ⠀
  • a great source of calcium (18% of the RDI in 2 tbsp!)⠀
  • high in iron, magnesium and many B vitamins ⠀

The cool thing is, chia seeds are super easy to incorporate because:⠀

  • they are bland and can be added to just about anything⠀
  • you don’t have to grind them⠀
  • you can eat them raw (crunchy) or soaked in a liquid or fat so that they swell and form a tapioca-like substance⠀
  • people usually tolerate them really well⠀⠀

I love them any of the following ways:⠀

  • in oatmeal⠀
  • in yogurt⠀
  • sprinkled over salad⠀
  • in cold cereal⠀
  • on roasted veggies⠀
  • mixed into grain dishes⠀
  • in soups⠀
  • as a thickener for sauces⠀
  • in chia seed pudding⠀
  • in energy balls⠀
  • added to baked goods like muffins and breads⠀

Usually people do well with about 1-2 tbsp a day, but if you’re not accustomed to eating much fiber, you might experience a little stomach upset at first unless you add them in slowly and increase over time.⠀

Do you eat chia seeds regularly? If so, how do you prep them? 

Cheers and warmest wishes for good health,

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