Reader Contributed Chia Seed Recipes
|You've gotten your seeds, and you've read the cook books...
It's time to try chia in your own recipes! Bake with half the fat, create low-fat salad dressings, and make meals more healthy and filling when you add chia to your own favorite recipes. If you've got a recipe that includes MySeeds, why not send it in?
If it's chosen, your recipe will appear here on this page, with credit to you! All recipes are tested by the MySeeds Kitchen before they appear. Please send your favorites to MySeeds @ Mychiaseeds.com
|Flo's Confetti Chia Couscous - Colorful, fun and easy side dish!|
|Tasty recipe coming soon!|
|Super Quick And Easy Chia Waffle For One|
|This extra easy waffle recipe is ready in just minutes. It makes 1 waffle, (recipe can double) so it's perfect for breakfast on the go. You can make this waffle in a Belgian waffle iron, or a regular waffler. Use your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, low-calorie syrup, cinnamon, low-fat cream cheese & jelly or Agave Nectar. Because each waffle has one whole tablespoon of dry chia in it, you won't have to worry about being hungry before lunch time.|
1 Large egg (lightly beaten)
|Imagine being able to have this thick, fluffy waffle any time you want! Since it's made in just minutes...you CAN! (shown here with yogurt spread)|
Top with Butter and your favorite pancake syrup. I like Blue Agave Nectar or Sugar free Pancake syrup. Also good with fresh strawberries and whipped cream....
Recipe provided by B.R. of Arizona
1st Place Award Winning White Chili with Chia
|This white chili recipe is a real award winner! It won first place at the Tampa Florida Chili Cook-Off 2010. And with good reason, too! Don't let the pale color fool you, this chili has heat & loads of flavor. It tastes rich without being fatty or greasy. It's also amazingly easy to make!|
|If you can measure, pour and simmer, you can make this hearty chili. It's different & delicious, and fully deserves the first place award. Will it be a winner at your house too?|
1 pound boneless chicken breast (1 inch cubes)
1 medium white onion (chopped)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can hominy (drained & rinsed) 15 oz
1 can white kidney or cannelini beans (rinsed) 15 oz
1 can chicken broth 14 oz
2 cans chopped green chilis (4 oz per can)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup nonfat sour cream
4 tbsp chia gel
2 tbsp minced cilantro (fresh)
|What is "Hominy"? Hominy is white corn which has had the outer shell stripped away, and is usually canned in water. It is used to make the region-specific dish "Grits". Here, it's used in place of pasta or rice. It has a very mild flavor, and a pasta like texture.|
|In a large sauce pan, sautee the chicken and onions in the olive oil, until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the hominy, beans, broth, chilis, and seasonings. Bring this to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Simmer un-covered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow it to cool slightly from the simmer. (If it's too hot, it will curdle the sour cream) Stir in the sour cream, chia gel and 1 of the tablespoons of minced cilantro. Garnish with the remaining tablespoon of cilantro (as shown) and you're ready to serve!
*This freezes well, and may actually taste better the next day! The chia gel will help distribute the spicy flavors.
Recipe provided by S.W. of Tampa Florida