what to do with chia seeds

While in quarantine, several things may be true in the kitchen: you may be looking for a project or to learn a new recipe, working on a budget, and trying to work with more shelf-stable staples than ever. Enter the chia seed.

One bag of chia seeds will likely cost you about $7. With just one pantry staple you can create breakfasts, drinks, cookies and even veggie burgers using our list of recipes below.

Chia seeds are packed omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron and calcium. If you’ve never used them before, note that most recipes ask you to ‘hydrate’ the seeds before you use them. Chia are hydrophilic meaning that they that mix easily with water — chia seeds can absorb up to twelve times their weight in water! Try these recipes and let us know which one you love best…

8 Easy Recipes From One Bag Of Chia Seeds

Chia Berry ‘Jam’ | Make it
The most genius way to use chia to make jam in just minutes. 

Blackberry Overnight Oats | Make it
Amp up overnight oats for the easiest nutrition-rich breakfast. 

Chia Cookie Mix | Make it
Make the mix to bake yourself or gift to a neighbor who could use a pick-me-up. 

Chia Banana Muffins | Make it
Everyone is in a baking mood this spring. Try these easy banana muffins with — you guessed it, chia! 

Almond Butter Chia Sauce | Make it
Whip up this easy sauce to toss over berries, bananas or whatever you’ve got on hand. 

Curry Chia Burgers | Make it
These simple veggie burgers have a great texture thanks to chia seeds. 

Hydrating Chia Elixir | Make it
Blend up this beautifying drink to enjoy on warm spring afternoons. 

Chia Pudding with all the fruit | Make it
Chia pudding is a must-try if you’re new to using chia seeds. Try this delicious version and let kid’s help.

What’s your favorite way to use chia seeds?

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