How to use chia seeds in cooking – chia pudding

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You can never really be sure to pronounce the name of these little seeds correctly! For my part, I chose /tchia/… Now that we have agreed on the pronunciation, we can look at this plant which offers many benefits in a minimum of calories.

In this article you will find several ideas for adding chia seeds to all your dishes. And my recipe for Chia Pudding revives this great healthy restaurant classic.

A nutritional profile that cracks us up

Rich in minerals and antioxidants, the chia seeds also contain:

  • 15% protein and all essential amino acids
  • 35% fibre
  • 18% omega-3 (ALA)
  • 6% omega-6

6 ideas for using chia in your daily meals

  1. As puffed seeds in a pudding (like the recipe below), lemonade or tea.
  2. As flour for a bread or pizza dough (mixed).
  3. As topping in a salad, muesli, yoghurt, vegetable dish.
  4. As a complementary ingredient in baking to improve the nutritional profile of a cake or cereal bar.
  5. As a gelling agent in a jam, a sauce, an energy gel for sportsmen.
  6. As a breading for meat or fish (coarsely mixed).
How to use chia seeds in cooking - chia pudding
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Servings Prep Time
1 person 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
How to use chia seeds in cooking - chia pudding
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Servings Prep Time
1 person 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5-10 minutes
Passive Time
15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. In a large glass: mix the chia seeds, the milk and the vanilla extract. Stir regularly for 10 minutes.
  2. Leave to stand. Be careful not to fill more than half of your glass, the mixture will swell.
  3. Add the almond paste and mix.
  4. Place the diced mango, crushed nuts and flakes on top of the almond paste.
  5. Tip from Petit Criquet Healthy: For an even more delicious recipe, mix half a mango with 2 tbsp of water to make a quick coulis to pour over your chia pudding.
Recipe Notes

In conclusion  I love to see the hydrophilic reaction of the chia seed which will swell as soon as it is placed in a liquid. If it affects the structure of your recipes, its neutral flavour will not change the taste of your dishes. You can therefore add it in all your recipes that will benefit from the nutritional qualities of chia. So don't hesitate any longer! This article is brought to you by Petit Criquet Healthy, your qualified nutritionist in Lausanne. Find me on her website www.petitcriquethealthy.com

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