Give your lunch salad an update by incorporating much-buzzed about super food, chia seeds. They’re high in Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, great for reducing inflammation, and antioxidants, to protect your body from free radicals, among other benefits. We gave this super food a try by using it as a salad topping and in a homemade dressing recipe.
Use veggies of your choice. The ingredients we used are as follows:
- 2 tablespoons of chia seed
Begin by making quinoa; you can prep this in advance by making a large amount to use throughout the week. Boil one cup of water, add half cup of quinoa and let sit until quinoa absorbs water. Let quinoa cool. Begin to chop your veggies of choice. Once quinoa has cooled, combine in a medium size bowl with chopped veggies. Next up is a chia seed recipe.
- 2 oz of balsamic vinegar
- 2 oz tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ juice of a lemon
- 1 teaspoon of chia seed
- Garlic salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, leave out chia seeds for now, and whisk. Add chia seeds to mixture, cover and let sit in refrigerator for an hour. Refrigerated dressing will be good for 1-2 days.
You can also add chia seeds to fresh fruit juices, cereal, and yogurt or ground the seeds and mix into smoothies and baked goods. Have you tried chia seeds?