Gone are the days when excited school children would fill their clay figurines and stockings (decorated with hand drawn faces) with chia seeds and anxiously await the grass like hair that would sprout from them.
Did you know that chia seeds are a superfood that is packed with nutrients? They’re a good source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. In fact, chia seeds have been linked to a number of health benefits, including weight loss, improved blood sugar control, reduced risk of heart disease, improved bone health, boosted energy levels, and improved digestion.
Chia seeds are a versatile ingredient that can be added to a variety of foods. You can add them to Healthy Mummy Smoothies, yoghurt, porridge, baked treats, sprinkled on salads or cereal.
The recommended daily intake of chia seeds is 2 tablespoons. However, you may need to start with less if you’re not used to eating them. Chia seeds can absorb a lot of water, so it’s important to drink plenty of fluids when you eat them.
Chia seeds are generally safe for most people, but some people may experience side effects such as bloating, gas, and constipation. If you experience any of these side effects, you may want to reduce your intake of chia seeds.
So, what are you waiting for? Start adding chia seeds to your diet today and reap the benefits!
There are loads of chia seed recipes in The Healthy Mummy App but here are a few to get you started.
Who could resist a breakfast bowl like this. Packed full of goodness, it’s the perfect start to the day. Get the recipe.
Kids and adults alike will love these chia choc chip pancakes. In fact, the chia are so tiny, your fussy children won’t even notice them.
This recipe for a Choc Berry Chia Pudding is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that comes from chia seeds and is made without refined sugar or white flour, getting its sweetness from honey, cocoa and cinnamon instead.
These mouth-watering Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Muffins are only 180 calories per muffin and have less than 2g fat.
They’re also high in protein with the help of The Healthy Mummy Vanilla Whey Protein.
This Chocolate Chia Breakfast Mousse is packed full of natural antioxidants and omega-3! Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or dessert this won’t disappoint.
These bliss balls have just five ingredients and can quickly be made in the food processor.
The goodness of oats and chia seeds, combined with the peanut butter, give you a big kick of protein – meaning you’ll have loads of energy to power through until your next meal.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘eat your way to glowing skin’ well this breakfast bowl will definitely help with that!
Filled with delicious raspberries and bananas plus the extra punch of spinach you have all the ingredients to give you a great start to your day.
This recipe was sent in by 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Cassie.
She says ‘This gooey raspberry chia jam slice tastes too good to be true!
This slice is absolutely packed with natural antioxidants from the raspberries and cacao powder. This is a must try!’
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Now you can easily meal plan with our personalised plans & over 6,000 family & budget friendly recipes catering to a wide range of dietary requirements.
The Healthy Mummy is a holistic program to nourish your body with nutritious food and help you stay active in your busy, everyday life. Yours and your families well being should be a priority so let us take the hassle out of it.
Unlock the key to sustainable life changes that will leave you feeling your absolute best.