Cha Cha Cha Chia!

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Imagine…Your most delicious recipes delighting family and guests while using only half the fat!

Can chia seeds cut half the butter/oil shortening from your recipes? Yes!

Every tiny seed is packed with fiber, omega-3 oil, anti-oxidants, complete protein. So you may be saying to yourself  “Sure, these sound healthy, but what does this have to do with my most delicious brownie recipe?” When you mix the seeds with water or any other liquid, they hydrate. This means that each seed will form a big bead of gel around the outside; which is made of whatever liquid you hydrated them in. The gel has the consistency of a gelatin snack, and is not easily removed from the seed’s surface

Chia seeds contain high amounts of omega-3 and fiber, and help to stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down digestion. This can help to reduce food cravings and improve mood. I add chia to my shakes, eggs, muffins, and yogurt. They’re small and tasteless…making them very versatile.

Ilene Hills