Oh boy– Tuesday we were recovering over here and by Wednesday morning or the middle of the night… whatever you call 3:30am it hit the Hubs! Yuck… Sara and I have been staying away as much as possible and I have been cleaning in between. The Hubs rarely gets sick but when he does… it’s not pretty! It’s been quite a crazy day so I’m just going to get to Salba’s monthly Chia Giveaway!
Theme: Baking with Chia Seeds
Sure, you can sprinkle chia seeds on foods to boost your nutrition, but did you know they’re easy to bake with as well? Chia seeds can be used as replacements for foods within recipes, such as eggs and fats, because of their binding and thickening characteristics. For a recipe with texture, such as cookies, muffins or breads with nuts, seeds, etc., whole chia seeds work great, whereas ground chia seeds are great for cakes, brownies and other less-textured baked goods.
The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of Salba’s favorites:
Our top 10 ways to use Salba Chia:
- Sprinkled on top of salads (think sesame seed)
- To make healthy pudding
- To thicken soup or gravy
- Mixed in oatmeal, yogurt or a smoothie
- To make homemade energy gel
- As a “breading” for baking chicken
- In a meatloaf!
- Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice as a topping for ice cream or cheesecake
- Baked in cookies, brownies or cake
- Soak chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal
BONUS! Check out Salba Chia on Pinterest for more recipes!
The Giveaway: 2 winners will receive Salba Chia Whole Seed and Premium Ground bags to try out baking for themselves! Tell me how you cook/bake with chia. Do you add it on your foods? Use it as an egg substitute. I want to hear ALL of your answers!
BONUS GIVEAWAY: Bake something with Salba Chia Seeds (cookies, cake, whatever!) and send me photo to win a BIG prize pack: Salba Chia Whole Seed Bag, Premium Ground Seed Bag, Whole Seed BOOST Sleeve, Premium Ground BOOST Sleeve PLUS a Salba Smart t-shirt!
That’s a WHOLE LOT OF CHIA! What are you waiting for?! Get baking and comment below!
Here’s to hoping to healthiness in my household! I’ll be back tomorrow unless I fall victim next!!