RateYourBurn | 14 Creative, Delicious, Protein-Packed Chia Seed Recipes

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Chia seeds are a serious superfood. They're loaded with fiber, protein, and are the highest natural source of omega-3s (move over, salmon). These recipes will help you see this awesome ingredient in a new light...a delicious light, that is. Ch-ch-ch-chia!

chia seed pudding recipe

1. Chia Seed Pudding (above, from deliciouslyorganic.net). "This pudding has a mousse-like consistency and only takes a few minutes to mix together."

2. Chia Teff Salad With Lemon Scallion Dressing (thehealthyapple.com). Teff is "just a simple gluten-free grain." Too fancy? You can substitute it for rice or quinoa.

Chia Teff Salad with Lemon Scallion Dressing

3. Protein Balls of Goodness (chaobella.com). "It's insane, because it doesn’t taste like some health food bland blah! It tastes REALLY GOOD!"

Protein Balls of Goodness_recipe

4. Fruit Salad With Chia Seeds (Andrefit.com). "I love to spread them on my morning fruit portion or any salad… So yum!"

Fruit Salad with Chia Seeds_recipe

5. Carrot Cake Oatmeal (KatherineMartinelli.com). "So nutritious, and you get your breakfast and dessert in one!"

Carrot Cake Oatmeal_Recipe

6. Chia Real Meat Meatballs (myfoodstoragecookbook.com). "Due to their jelling properties when soaked, chia works as a substitute for eggs in all kinds of baking."

Chia Real Meat Meatballs_recipe

7. Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes (menubyvicky.com). "These pancakes come out so light, fluffy, and sweet, no one will know what they’re made of."

banana chocolate chip protein pancake

8. Strawberry Chia Pudding (lilsugar.com). "Whip up an all-natural strawberry chia pudding... It's quick, easy, and altogether yummy."


9.  Strawberry Salad With Chia Seed Dressing (theorganiceater.wordpress.com). "The kind of salad that makes you wish you had girlfriends over who could enjoy it with you."

Salad with Chia Seed Dressing_recipe

10. Banana Chia Pudding (uncooking101.com). "It’s sooo easy and a great idea when you can’t easily get fresh coconuts locally."

Banana Chia Pudding_recipe

11. Creamy Chia Kale Chips (jennsadventures.com). "Two superfoods with amazing health benefits, why not combine and create superpowers?"

Creamy Chia Kale Chips_recipe

12. Kale Salad With Spelt Berries, Black Lentils, Turnips and Chia Chive Vinaigrette (healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com). "This salad satisfies as a complete meal. It's got greens, whole grains, lentils, other vegetables, and healthy fats."

Kale Salad with Chia Chive Vinaigrette

13. Chocolate Sweet Potato Chia Seed Pudding (fooddoodles.com). "The seeds will not blend completely smooth but I still enjoyed the texture."

Chocolate Sweet Potato Chia Seed Pudding

14. Whipped Banana Oats With Chia Seeds (Katheats.com). "Yummm, you can’t beat a big old bowl of warm and comforting stovetop oats!"

Whipped Banana Oats with Chia Seeds

And yes, chia seeds are the same seeds that make Chia Pets:

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Jackie Dragone  02/05/2013

I am LOVING the recipe blogs! And Chia seeds are amazing! Keep them coming!

RateYourBurn 02/05/2013

Glad you enjoyed Jackie!

angela 02/05/2013

Thanks for mentioning my recipe (#3 protein balls of goodness)

I actually eat 3 daily after a work out.. i can't STAND protein drinks. Smile

RateYourBurn 02/11/2013

Angela, that's an amazing recipe! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

angela 02/15/2013

Oh Gosh! heres another one crazy recipe! I LOVE lara bars.. but they could end up costing quite a lot when your a crazy Costco shopper like me Smile

Make them yourself! try this recipe and adjust it to your liking. Very yummy and addictive. It does have a lot of natural sugars so don't over eat

Let me know what you think!

What I have come to realize is, eating healthy does NOT have to be boring oatmeal and water! I love showing off what I make at work and influence others to eat smart and not just 'fast'

Angela Chao

dana 02/26/2013

Thanks so much for including my Chia Seed Dressing recipe! My internet was down for over a week, so I'm just now climbing out of the black hole of emails, and responding! Thank you! These recipes look awesome, can't wait to try some of these!

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