5 Ways to use Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are all the rage today and with good reason. These seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Dietitian Debbie Guild shows us some fun, and easy ways to use chia in everyday foods and meals.

Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, omega-3 fats and antioxidants which may be beneficial as disease fighters.


The recommended fiber intake for adults is 25-35 grams a day. Most adults are not getting enough fiber. Chia seeds provide 4 grams of fiber in a 1-tablespoon serving. Use chia seeds on oatmeal or other cereals for some additional fiber.

Omega-3 Fats

Fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fats. But did you know chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fats as well? Chia seeds are a great food source of omega-3 fats, especially for those viewers who do not like fish.


The antioxidant activity in chia seeds is higher than in many other foods.

5 Uses for Chia

  • Refrigerator oatmeal

  • Pudding

  • Smoothies

  • Yogurt Parfaits

  • Tomato or Vegetable Juice


Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding

All You Need:

1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut milk beverage (used Almond Breeze)

3/4 cup fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries

2 tablespoons chia seeds

5-6 drops liquid stevia (or sugar/honey to taste)

All You Do:

1.Combine the Almond Breeze almond-coconut milk together with the fruit and chia seeds in a glass jar with a lid.