.

Cha Cha Cha Chia!

The little seed with big benefits for weightloss.

Imagine...Your most delicious recipes delighting family and guests while using only half the fat! 

Can chia seeds cut half the butter/oil shortening from your recipes? Yes!

Every tiny seed is packed with fiber, omega-3 oil, anti-oxidants, complete protein. So you may be saying to yourself  “Sure, these sound healthy, but what does this have to do with my most delicious brownie recipe?” When you mix the seeds with water or any other liquid, they hydrate. This means that each seed will form a big bead of gel around the outside; which is made of whatever liquid you hydrated them in. The gel has the consistency of a gelatin snack, and is not easily removed from the seed’s surface
 
Chia seeds contain high amounts of omega-3 and fiber, and help to stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down digestion. This can help to reduce food cravings and improve mood. I add chia to my shakes, eggs, muffins, and yogurt. They're small and tasteless...making them very versatile.

Join me on my very interactive FACEBOOK PAGE!

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Ilene Hills June 20, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Inexpensive and healthy Chia seeds are only $6.29 (8oz) -- which will last you awhile!
Conni DiLego June 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I was looking for a protein powder other than soy or whey or a muscle builder. I had never heard of CHIA, but I read the package and the ingredients and decided to give them a try. I make a smoothie every morning with Almond Milk, Greek Yogurt, any combo of fresh fruit (or frozen), 1 tsp cinnamon, some good fruit/veggie juice and a couple of ice cubes! I've only been doing this for a week or so, but I can tell you it definately helps curb my appetite. Not sure what else to expect, but I know I'm getting my protein and boy, are these smoothies delicious!!!
Ilene Hills June 21, 2012 at 04:25 PM
That's a HEALTHY combo....and sounds delicious!
Jennifer Simckowitz June 21, 2012 at 06:58 PM
That sounds great! I love the chia seeds.
Alison Butler January 30, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Can i buy these in England,,?

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »