If you know about the benefits of chia seeds, then you must have begun to add them to the dishes you prepare. Their tasteless and almost flavorless nature makes them easy to blend with any preparation. You can add them to your breakfast for an energetic and healthy start to your day. This tiny seed, which is packed with a wide range of nutrients will give you the stamina to do your work efficiently during the day and enjoy relaxed undisturbed sleep at night. The seeds, apart from providing numerous health benefits, also help in weight loss.
Chia Breakfast Eggs is a highly nutritious breakfast that will give you the strength to face any tough and busy day. You need 1 teaspoon cooking oil or butter, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, a handful of baby spinach, 1 finely chopped onion and two teaspoons of milk. Whisk the egg and milk together and soak the chia seeds in this mixture for about 15 minutes. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the finely chopped onion for a minute or two, add the egg and chia seed mixture and stir until it is set and then quickly add the baby spinach leaves and stir until the leaves soften. Remove from heat and season with sufficient salt and ground black pepper and serve hot.
You can add these seeds to just about any kind of meal you prepare including salads, smoothies, fruit shakes and all kinds of cakes, cookies, brownies and rice preparations. They can be soaked in water, ground or roasted and added to any meal or the whole seeds can be eaten raw.
You can blend chia seeds with couscous to prepare a savory chia seed dish that will be perfect for lunch. You will need 2 cups of vegetable stock, a cup of vegetables like peas, corn and celery, 1 cup of couscous, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and butter. Allow the vegetable stock to simmer gently until lightly cooked. Add couscous and chia seeds and stir. Let this mixture stand for about ten minutes after removing from heat. Fluff it with a dash of butter before serving hot.
Fruity Couscous is an easy dessert to make and your kids will love it.
You need: In a pot place 2 cups of orange or apple juice, 1 chopped apple, ½ cup of dried fruits like pears, dates and apricots and bring to a boil, then add one cup of couscous and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and stir. Turn off the flame and allow this mixture to stand for 5 – 10 minutes until the juice is fully absorbed and your couscous delight is ready to be served.