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Use Raw Chia Seeds As A Topping

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

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Although many people like to soak chia seeds, they can also be eaten uncooked.

You’ll be amazed at the amount of nutrition you can pack into every bite when you start adding chia seeds to your meals. They are a powerhouse of protein, fiber and omega-3 fats.

1. Mix the chia seeds into oatmeal, or other wet foods

One of the most typical methods to consume chia seeds uncooked is to sprinkle them on top of or mix them into other foods. Stir them into any wet food to make the dry seeds gelatinous and mushy, which will help them blend in less visibly.

  • Add chia to your breakfast by sprinkling chia seeds over oatmeal.

  • Mix chia seeds into wet sandwich ingredients.

2. Sprinkle chia seeds over foods to keep the seeds crunchy

If the dish is dry, the seeds will remain crunchy, which some people love.

  • Sprinkle the seeds over any salad.

  • Garnish the pudding with chia seeds.

3. Hide chia seeds in raw one-dish meals

This is especially useful if you have picky eaters in your household who might otherwise dismiss the idea of eating these tiny seeds.

  • Mix chia seeds into salad and stir thoroughly.

4. Make flavored chia gelatin or jelly

Chia seeds can be added to fruit purée. More chia seeds result in gelatin, whereas less result in jelly. You may need to experiment with different amounts until you discover the right balance for your fruit and preferences.

  • A cup of pureed fruit and 1/2 cup chia seeds together make a thick jam.

Chia seeds' mild flavor and compact size make it easy to slip a spoonful into pretty much anything—so experiment!

If you’re interested in including these seeds in your diet, try out one of the options above.

Which do you love most? Let me know!

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