That is right what you once heard in holiday commercials, ch-ch-chia is the newest health food craze. Chia is pretty awesome stuff and I can say I am a fan. It’s not just for Chia pets anymore. This isn’t about the wonderful health benefits that chia seeds offer, to find those check out this link. This is about how to use them after you buy them and are wondering what do I do now? Then again you could always sing ch-ch-ch- Chia!

First up is a Chia Seed Chip or Cracker.

The star of the recipe Chia!

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The ingredients are simple, whole wheat flour, seasoned salt (adjust salt to your personal taste) and of course Chia!
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add water and you have your dough.

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and then cut into desired shape and sprinkle with sea salt if desired.

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and there you have it Chia Seed Chips or in this case crackers.

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Chia Seed Chips

from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pinch seasoned salt

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Mix flour, chia seeds, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, and sea salt in a bowl; stir in water until dough is completely combined. Form dough into thin bite-size rounds and arrange on a baking sheet. Sprinkle rounds with seasoned salt.
3.Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, about 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container or resealable bag.
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Wait a minute I have more Chia goodness for you!

Looking for a way to incorporate chia seeds into your favorite drinks? Chia Fresca is a new favorite of mine. It taste like lemonade with chia seeds.

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Chia Fresca

from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
1.Stir water, lemon juice, and sugar together in a glass until sugar is completely dissolved; add chia seeds. Let stand until a gel forms around the chia seeds, about 10 minutes; stir.

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