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How Chia Seeds Can Help You Eat Healthier Without Tasting Like It

These little seeds have got a lot to offer.
04/23/2014 07:00am ET

Eating healthy has its challenges. With the plethora of pizza, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies that exist in our daily lives, how can we be expected to opt for oatmeal and salads? It's a cruel, cruel world. But to right some of this injustice, we've gathered a handful of healthy recipes that actually taste like something we want to eat. And it's all thanks to chia.

Chia seeds are the latest buzz in the health food craze, and we are beginning to understand why. Chia makes perfect pudding, adds crunch to power bars and can easily be used to replace poppy seeds. While the fact that they are the same seeds of Ch-Ch-Chia can be confusing, you can put your trust in them to feed you well. But don't take our word for it, let the recipes convince you.

1
Mango Smoothie
Foodie Crush
Get the Mango Smoothie recipe from Foodie Crush
2
Lemon & Chia Seed Pull Apart Bread
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Lemon & Chia Seed Pull Apart Bread recipe from A Beautiful Mess
3
Chia Buckwheat Pizza
Nyoutritious
Get the Chia Buckwheat Pizza recipe from Nyoutritious
4
Seeded Crispbread Crackers
Gourmande In The Kitchen
Get the Seeded Crispbread Crackers recipe from Gourmande In The Kitchen
5
Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding With Fresh Mint
How Sweet It Is
6
Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries
Two Peas and their Pod
7
Coconut Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding
How Sweet It Is
Get the Coconut Cream Pie Chia Seed Pudding recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
Chia Seed Sandwich Thins
Nyoutritious
Get the Chia Seed Sandwich Thins recipe from Nyoutritious
9
Raw Chia Seed Jam
Petite Kitchen
Get the Raw Chia Seed Jam recipe from Petite Kitchen
10
Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
The Corner Kitchen
Get the Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Muffins recipe from The Corner Kitchen
11
Mocha Chocolate Chunk Chia Seed Brownies
All Day I Dream About Food
Get the Mocha Chocolate Chunk Chia Seed Brownies recipe from All Day I Dream About Food
12
Honey + Lime + Chia Seed Fruit Salad
Food For My Family
Get the Honey + Lime + Chia Seed Fruit Salad recipe from Food For My Family
13
Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding recipe from Gena Hamshaw via Food52
14
Chocolate & Coconut Chia Seed Mousse
Maja Lukic/Food52
Get the Chocolate & Coconut Chia Seed Mousse recipe from Maja Lukic via Food52
15
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars
How Sweet It Is
16
Oatmeal With Almond Milk And Chia Seeds
Aysegul Sanford/Food52
Get the Oatmeal with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds recipe from Aysegul Sanford via Food52
17
Dark Chocolate And Cherry Energy Bars
Food For My Family
Get the Dark Chocolate and Cherry Energy Bars recipe from Food For My Family
18
Quinoa Salad With Feta And Chia Seeds
Fifteen Spatulas
Get the Quinoa Salad with Feta and Chia Seeds recipe from Fifteen Spatulas

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