51 Delicious Ways To Use Chia Seeds in Smoothies, Pudding, Overnight Oats and More


If you're not familiar with chia seeds (aside from the chia pets craze back in the '80s), you're late to the party, but we're still glad you're here! And if you already love chia seeds and know about their many health benefits, then you will definitely appreciate this roundup of  51 best chia seed recipes that go way beyond chia seed pudding.

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What Are Chia Seeds?

Full of antioxidants, Omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber, these little black seeds (that are smaller than a mustard seed) bring a ton of value to your diet. Chia seeds are an unprocessed and whole-grain food, allowing your body to absorb them much more easily than the more well-known flax seeds.

How to Store Chia Seeds

Chia seeds can be stored in a sealed container in the pantry, or in the fridge for a longer shelf life.

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Best Chia Seed Recipes

When it comes to preparing healthy meals, snacks and desserts with chia seeds, they can be incorporated into more dishes and drinks than you think. Recipes including chia seeds have come a long way in recent years. There are so many new ways to enjoy these tiny seeds, including sipping them (hello, Chia Fresca), eating them raw or baked and setting them out overnight for an easy breakfast the following day.

Chia seeds can also be an ingredient in energy bites, which will entice your little ones to eat healthier. Add them to a salmon crust for a protein-packed meal, or throw them into a refreshing drink to start your day. Meatballs with chia seeds? Why not! This collection of easy chia seed recipes will inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to using them in your favorite dishes.

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