Summertime with Salba Chia Seeds (**GIVEAWAY**)

Salba Chia Seeds

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Although it is very easy for me to find ways to use chia seeds every day (in smoothies, cereal, yogurt, and more), I love finding new ways to incorporate them in my diet.  I was excited to use this Salba Smart recipe for easy chia salad dressing.  I am a vegetarian trying to eat healthier, and we have our own garden – so in the summer, I am all about fresh veggies.  Any way to eat healthy and enjoy it too!

Salba Smart Chia Seeds Salad Dressing

Chia Seed Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 T Salba chia seeds
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 ½ T honey (or agave)

I wasn’t sure I would like the sweetener (as I am not a fan of sweet dressings), but this recipe is great!  The honey I added was a perfect counterpart to the vinegar.  I did have some issues with the chia seeds clumping up, but I think I should have mixed the honey more thoroughly before adding the chia seeds.  Regardless, the recipe tasted great and the seeds added a touch of texture and crunch.  (And I think it’s pretty too!)

Salba Smart Chia Seeds Salad

Some other great summer recipes from Salba Chia!

Salba Chia Chicken Strips

Ingredients:

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 T grainy mustard
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Salba chia seeds
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry. Slice each breast into strips and set aside.
  2. Combine the yogurt and mustard in a bowl; add the chicken and allow it to marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the panko, chia, sage, salt and several grinds of pepper in a medium bowl and stir well.
  4. Dredge the chicken into the panko mixture and coat all sides well. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until cooked through and panko turn golden. Serve warm.

Salba Chia Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 4 T Salba chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium nectarines, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups halved seedless grapes

Directions: In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Add dressing and toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.

 

So why add chia seeds to your daily diet?  They are packed with lots of great nutritional benefits, including:

  • 325% more fiber than oatmeal
  • 800% more Omega-3 (ALA) than salmon
  • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 1500% more magnesium than broccoli
  • 200% more potassium than bananas

These seeds add a fun texture to many foods, they don’t have a strong flavor, and are just downright simple to use.  They are a great real food source of nutrients that are an excellent addition to your diet.

For some other great uses of chia seeds, check out the recipes on Salba Smart’s website.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I haven’t tried chia seeds – but I really want to!! I just took the plunge in buying a quality blender so I want to start making healthy smoothies/shakes and know I could use them in there!

  2. 2
    Dandi D says:

    I’ve never tried chia seeds, but I’d love to use them in smoothies and maybe in oatmeal.

  3. 3
    Marti Tabora says:

    I have tried chia seeds and I like to mix them into smoothies and I stir them into my yogurt.

  4. 4

    i put chia seeds in my yogurt and like to make chia pudding.

  5. 5

    I love them in oatmeal!

  6. 6
    Julie W says:

    I’d use them in salads.

  7. 7

    I like them in smoothies, chia pudding and oatmeal.

  8. 8

    I love chia. I usually do chia pudding in chocolate almond milk :) ymmmy

  9. 9
    Tami Lewis says:

    I have never tried them but IT am getting more health concious and they keep poppibg up in articles I read.

  10. 10
    Cynthia P says:

    I like to add chia seeds to smoothies and to homemade kombucha, and I’ve wondered if I could make a “milk” out of them like I do with hemp seeds (hearts).

  11. 11

    I’m exparimenting with heathy smoothies and sprouted greens and I’ve not tried chia sedds yet. This would be new to me!

  12. 12
    Barbara Montag says:

    I use chia seeds daily.
    In smoothies, oatmeal & yogurt.

  13. 13

    I would blenderize it with juices.

  14. 14

    I use them as a binder in baked goods or in cereal for protein.

  15. 15
    brittani adams says:

    Seeing them in a salad makes me want that!!! I been wanting tot ry them in a smoothie, haven’t tried them yet and heard so muhc good!

  16. 16

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    write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it!

    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very great post.

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