I kinda have really been into chia seeds lately. Have you tried using them yet? If not, give them a shot. They are PACKED full of good for you stuff and don't have a strong flavor. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
Actually.... when I came home from the store my husband thought I was crazy. Like I lost my marbles (which I swear, he must lovingly think once a day). Our conversation went sorta like this:
Me: Look babe, I picked up chia seeds for us! They are really good for you.
Chris: Huh?? Chia seeds.. like the chia pet? (starts to sing the chia pet commercial song)
Me: Yes, but now you eat them instead of growing things with them.
Chris: You've lost your mind.
So I started out adding them into our smoothie's in place of flax seeds. We have a bag of whole flax seeds that your body can't break down unless you have put them through a coffee grinder - which we don't have. So instead of grinding them by hand, I welcomed the idea of trying out these so-called chia seeds. Worked pretty good! Then I started sneaking them into all sorts of dishes... oatmeal, cookies, salmon seasoning, even vegetable sautes. I also realized they sorta look like poppy seeds, and could be used in their place.
This dressing is one of my favorite ways to use chia seeds, it's simple and light. And it can be used on a ton of different salads! I served this with my Apple and Pomegranate Salad. In an effort to be healthy, you can replace typically used granulated sugar with stevia, agave, etc. But feel free to use whatever natural sugar substitute you prefer.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp chia seeds
1 tbsp agave syrup (or stevia/your choice of natural sweetener)
Whisk together all of the ingredients and enjoy right away. Chi chi chi chia...........!!