Foodie: 5 Yummy Ways to Use Chia Seeds

Foodie: 5 Yummy Ways to Use Chia Seeds | She Sweats DIamonds

Having a high metabolism has its pros and cons. The con is trying to stay fuller longer until my next meal without binging on unhealthy snacks. 

Instead of eating on unhealthy food in between meals, I want to touch on the benefits of chia seeds and some ways to use chia seeds and incorporate them into your food regimen. 

Chia seeds has a low glycemic index of 1 and can hold up to 12 times their weight in water. Therefore, eat/drink up! 

Check out these 5 yummy ways to use chia seeds:

  1. Overnight Oats

    Overnight oats are my absolute favorite breakfast as of late. For the last couple of weeks, my go-to breakfast has been overnight oats. I add oats, granola from Tay’s Gourmet Superfood Granola, muesli from Bob’s Red Mill some almond milk and a little bit of crunchy peanut butter in a mason jar. Lastly, I top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds, shake it up and let it soak overnight!

  2. Spreads

    I don’t make my own spreads, but I’ve found a strawberry chia seed spread that I love. If I’m in the mood for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it’s what I use to make a sweet snack! Here’s a good strawberry chia seed jam recipe if you’re up to making it yourself!

  3. Smoothies

    I’ve been rotating smoothies between overnight oats for these last couple of weeks too. I throw in some almond milk, dragon fruit, fresh strawberries, frozen berries, a small avocado and chia seeds and blend. Talk about yum! Some days, I ditch the almond milk and add Perrier water with some orange juice if I want a fruity carbonated smoothie!

  4. Yogurt

    Add some chia seeds to your yogurt for extra fiber! I haven’t done it in a while, but I love adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to Noosa Yoghurt for some extra crunch. I like that Noosa Yoghurt has probiotics in it in case I forget to take my own probiotics. They have many flavors and my favorites are raspberry, lemon or honey.

  5. Salad

    For some omega-3 fats, add chia seeds to your salad! Personally, I don’t sprinkle chia seeds on salads. Instead, I mix half of a teaspoon into my dressing and pour it on my salad to get my superfood serving. Just don’t forget your toothpick! 😉

Additionally, a few more ways to use chia seeds is to make chia pudding or mix with water for a hydrating drink. I grew up on chia seeds so I’m looking forward to creating some recipes with them for future posts on the blog. 

What’s your favorite way to use chia seeds? Let me know in the comments below!

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18 Comments
  • Ginger Marie
    March 13, 2017

    I never thought to use them in spreads! Such a good idea!

    • Huong Vo
      March 13, 2017

      Let me know what you think, Ginger! Happy Monday! <3

  • Jessica Bradshaw
    March 13, 2017

    I love chia seeds. I use them in my overnight oats all of the time. 🙂

    • Huong Vo
      March 13, 2017

      You know what’s funny, Jessica? I didn’t get into overnight oats until just this year! ::insert see-no-evil monkey emoji::

  • Kami Blease
    March 8, 2017

    I love chia seeds and definitely add them to my smoothies too! Never thought about adding them to salads and dressings though, I LOVE that idea and I am for sure going to try it 🙂

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      Awesome, Kami! Let me know what you think of it! xo

  • Lauren Knippel
    March 8, 2017

    Definitely going to try adding them to jam/jelly! That’s a great idea. Love your post about avocado toast too 🙂

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      Let me know what you think when you try it, Lauren! Aww, thanks! I was so excited when the avo emoji came out, haha!

  • Mai Lyn Ngo
    March 8, 2017

    I knew a guy that just added chia seeds to water and drank them because he had such a high metabollism and just needed to feel full. Let me send this to him so he can have more ideas. LOL

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      Whuttt? I wish I had THAT high of a metabolism, haha! Thanks for sharing my content, Mai Lyn! See you soon! xo

  • Stacy Gordon
    March 8, 2017

    Thanks for sharing these ideas! I love chia seed pudding too. The spread sounds amazing!

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      You’re welcome, Stacy! The spread is so good! Do you have a good chia seed pudding?

  • Dixya Bhattarai RD
    March 7, 2017

    i havent made chia jam yet but i have heard it works great.

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      Hey Dixya! When I have time, I’m going to give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll call it an experiment, ha! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • Nicole Alexandra McIntosh
    March 7, 2017

    I love Chia seeds. I have them in a cute little container with a scoop on my counter, because I used them so often. Thanks for all these tips girl! 🙂

    XOXO-Nikki
    http://www.withlovenikki.com

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      You’re welcome, Nikki! Yeah, I don’t have mine in a cute container, Nicole. I should probably find one since I have my almond and oats in one! xo

  • Karen L
    March 6, 2017

    I’ve done the first 4, but I didn’t even think to sprinkle it in my salad! I’lll be trying that soon!

    • Huong Vo
      March 9, 2017

      Awesome, Karen! Let me know what you think!

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