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Jun 22

the chia seed egg

I have come to love Chia Seeds. They are a great little food full of lots of nutrition! In one tablespoon they have 6g of Fiber, 2.9g Omega-3 fatty acids, and 3g protein. That’s a big punch of goodness in such a small serving. I also love them because you can use them as an egg substitute. When you let them soak in water for a few minutes they magically go from crunchy little seeds (much like a poppy seed) to a squishy, egg like consistency. Who would have known?

I love to use chia seed as an egg replacement when I am cutting a recipe in half or when I’m out of eggs. Because let’s be honest, it’s mighty hard to cut an egg in half.¬†For example, this morning I did not have any eggs but I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast. Thankfully however I had chia seeds on hand. Though it has minor impact on the texture the taste is near indistinguishable – even my husband approves.

They are also great thrown with your granola, sprinkled on top of your salad for a little added crunch, or even blended into your smoothy. I hope you find this as a helpful tool in your food prep toolbox!

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