Sunday, 10 November 2013

Superfood: Chia seeds

Want a quick and simple way to make your diet healthier? Introduce Chia seeds into your family's diet. Chia seeds are one of nature's superfood.

Chia seeds 400g $19.50

Benefits:
  • Omega-3
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Fibre
  • Potassium
How much to take?

Children: 1/2 tablespoon a day
Adults:   1 tablespoon a day

*children from 1 year old can take chia seeds
*babies from 8 months old can take chia seeds in powder form

What to eat with: They are quite tasteless, so you can add it to anything.
  • Salads
  • Pizzas
  • Pastas
  • Juices
  • Sandwiches
  • Porridge
  • Dishes with sesame seeds

Tomato salad sprinkled with chia seeds

Where to Buy: You can buy them from supermarkets, organic stores or health food shops. Do not buy them from unreliable sources as they may not be pure, and do not buy those made in China.

Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place


Sane tip: I keep it in a little container on the kitchen counter and sprinkle it over the food. Literally one of the easiest ways to add nutrients to our diet.

Save tip: They don't come cheap, but a little goes a long way. Split a pack with a friend and you won't feel the pinch.


~   mummywee - parenting 6 kids in Singapore without going mad or broke  ~

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