The chia seed originated in Mexico but Australia is now one of the world’s largest producers of this superfood powerhouse! Chia is full of omega fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants, protein and magnesium. The seeds contain 5 times more calcium than milk, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 3 times more iron than spinach and twice the potassium of a banana! Here’s how you can up your daily nutrition with just one serving of chia:
15 Ways to Use Chia Seeds
1. Add chia to your breakfast by sprinkling 1 or 2 tbsp of chia seeds over oats, yogurt, or breakfast cereal
2. For a healthy snack or light lunch, stir 1 to 2 tbsp of chia seeds into a cup of cottage cheese
3. Mix chia seeds into wet sandwich ingredients. Use tuna salad or egg salad for savoury sandwiches, or peanut butter or hazelnut spread for sweet sandwiches.