Chia Recipes and Suggestions
for Use as a Food
whole ch\EDa seeds
heaping cups flour
tablespoon baking powder
spray or equivalent
cup 1% milk
cake mold or jello molds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray the mold/s with PAM
bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, ch\EDa seeds, and sugar.
separate bowl, with a spatula, beat the eggs with the oil, milk
the egg mixture to the flour mixture until completely mixed
the mold/s with the batter.
in a medium oven (350 degrees) for about 25 minutes (Individual
molds should bake for a shorter period of time).
the mold/s from the oven and let cool on a rack a few minutes until
the cake/s can be easily removed from the mold/s.
Chia gel: a food extender/calorie displacer
The gel can be added to
creamy/liquid food items such as jelly, jam, yogurt, mustard,
ketchup, salad dressing, margarine, barbecue sauce, puddings, etc.
The gel doesn\92t affect flavors, offers nutritional benefits, and
cuts calories by decreasing the amount of the food item being
extended or displaced.
a 9:1 ratio (water to whole chia seeds).
water into a sealable plastic container.
Slowly pour chia seeds into water while briskly mixing with wire
a few minutes then whisk again.
mixture stand about 10 minutes.
Whisk again before using.
Store in refrigerator in a covered container.
chia gel will keep for up to 2 weeks.
need to experiment to find the ratio of chia gel: food item that you
Peanut butter & margarine extender
tablespoons of peanut butter or margarine for every \BD tablespoon
Soaking in the water has softened the chia gel seeds, but they are
still a little crunchy.
Brownies can be made with an inexpensive store-bought mix.
Most brownie mixes call for 2 eggs for traditional brownies, and 3
eggs for a more cake-like texture. Test samples were made with 3
eggs and 3 teaspoons of whole chia seeds. Mix seeds into batter.
Bake about 3-5 minutes FEWER than the mix directions indicate.
Chia seeds as garnish
easiest way to incorporate chia into your diet is to simply sprinkle
\BC - 1 teaspoon of whole seeds into foods like:
(sprinkle on, or add while beating eggs)
(mix into batter)
Quesadillas (sprinkle on cheese before grilling)
Sandwiches (grilled cheese, peanut butter)
This is best prepared
just before serving, as the longer the chia seeds are in the water,
the thicker and more gel-like the beverage becomes (see chia gel
recipe on next page). We recommend you make small batches the first
few times, and experiment with the amount of chia seeds to determine
how large or small an amount of seed you prefer.
cup whole ch\EDa seeds
cup lime juice (or to taste)
sugar (or to taste)
the lime juice and sugar into the water and stir until the sugar
the ch\EDa seeds to the above
Shake or stir vigorously and serve cold.