The Plague Continues and Salba Smart Monthly Chia Giveaway!

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:

  1. Sprinkled on top of salads (think sesame seed)
  2. To make healthy pudding
  3. To thicken soup or gravy
  4. Mixed in oatmeal, yogurt or a smoothie
  5. To make homemade energy gel
  6. As a “breading” for baking chicken
  7. In a meatloaf!
  8. Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice as a topping for ice cream or cheesecake
  9. Baked in cookies, brownies or cake
  10. Soak chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal

Recipe Feature:  Gluten-Free Pumpkin Banana BreadSalba Turkey Meatballs & Pasta

 You can check out some of my own Chia recipes herehere and here.




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!!


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21 Responses to The Plague Continues and Salba Smart Monthly Chia Giveaway!

  1. karen says:

    my daughter has become sensitive to so many foods, eggs is one of them. i have been doing lots of baking and experimenting. The chia seed egg seems to work fairly good as a replacement. 1 T seeds to 3 T water.

  2. i most commonly use chia seeds in smoothies, oatmeal, and when i make my own fruit jam! 🙂
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  3. Georgiana says:

    I love adding chia to my smoothies for a more nutritional boost of fiber and omegas and a thicker consistency! It’s wonderful because it can go with any flavor of drink I choose to blend whether it be a chocolate, vanilla or fruity protein shake! Thank you!

  4. Raymond says:

    I actually enjoy adding a scoop of chia to my breakfast cereals or hot oatmeal for a more filling, hearty meal to keep me full and energized all morning. Thanks!

  5. Sarah LJ says:

    I love to use chia seeds as an egg substitute in baking. I also sprinkle them on lots of food like spaghetti!

  6. I love my chia seeds that I won last month! They were perfect to take downtown with me for marathon morning. Where do you buy them? At a store or online?

    I hope that everyone is feeling better soon!!!
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  7. meredith says:

    I add them to my morning smoothies, but Ive been wanting to try the jam recipes!

  8. Tammy C says:

    I would love to win the chia seeds and experiment more with using them. I primarily only use them in my smoothies at this point, but need to broaden my chia horizons and try some of these recipes.

  9. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I love using chia seeds as egg substitutes on bread, cakes, and in smoothies and jam 🙂 I love chia seeds!!!

  10. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I have an awesome chocolate zucchini bread recipe that includes chia seeds:

  11. Pat J says:

    Ive used them in my oatmeal!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I eat chia seeds on a daily basis in my greek yogurt for lunch!

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  14. Renata says:

    I like to also add chia to my breakfast breads and blueberry muffin recipe for additional nutritional benefit and fiber as well. Thank you so much!

  15. Mona says:

    I use chia seeds in smoothies, overnight oats, protein muffins and breads, chocolate mousse…all the time!

  16. Lauren Anderson Thomas says:

    I love chia! I top Greek yogurt or cereal w them or use them in overnight oats! I also put them in water with fruit as an energizing drink!! I need to try them as an egg substitute!

  17. Lisa A. says:

    I love Chia – put it in almost everything. Bake it in brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc., add to smoothies and drinks made with our juicer. I’m making pumpkin muffins today – and I’ll put chia in those too! 🙂

  18. Charlene says:

    Right now I just use it in my cereal. However, I plan on using it in my banana bread and banana cakes. We’ll see how it goes this weekend…
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  19. Nicki Joseph says:

    I would love to use this and put it in my smoothies!

  20. Becca F says:

    I love using chia seeds in my smoothies, to make chia pudding and as an egg replacement

  21. Lisa A. says:

    I tweet you a photo of the chocolate pumpkin chia bites we made yesterday. 🙂 They tasted ‘way’ better than they look. 😉

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