Chia seeds can replace butter in many baked goods. 1 of the qualities of the Chia seed is its hydrophilic properties, with the ability to absorb more than 12x its weight in water. The shelf life is less than w/ butter, but the fat and calorie difference is huge!
Follow this link to learn everything there is to know about the Chia seed. http://www.living-foods.com/ articles/chia.html I buy my Chia seeds at Whole Foods.
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Grind pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds together and if not allergic to nuts, add walnuts, almonds to the seeds mix and grind to a powder, not too fine. I then use this super food powder as a topping on bagel/cream cheese, sprinkle it on salad, add to oatmeal/quinoa porridge, on toasted bread, add to a glass of milk with honey... These seeds have lots of minerals, proteins and good fats The good fat and the proteins helps to curb hunger while providing wonderful nutrients4
Needs a food processor to grind the seeds
If you aren't a fan of fish adding flax seeds or chia seeds into your diet can provide you with good Omega 3's. Just sprinkle them on cereal, yogurts, salads and even into flour for baking needs. They really have no taste and they will help with inflammation as they improve insulin absorption and lower the risk of heart disease.
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