My favourite family food - CHIA

We all want our children to be healthy and live the longest lives possible. While our children are young it is our responsibility to provide nutritious and healthy meals. Now whether you have a good eater or a fussy eater, we still cant provide every essential food needed daily. I finally found my favourite family food......
Chia seeds is one superfood I have found that I love and wanted to share as its so easy to include and has extremely high benefits for our bodies and health. Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. 1 tablespoon for adults and 1/2 - 2 teaspoons for children. I use it everyday by adding to any of our meals. Literally you can add it to anything, I even put the white seeds in my kids peanut butter sandwiches or black seeds in vegemite sandwiches. I add to all breakfast foods (porridge, weetbix, smoothies) and any dinner (stirfries, salads, casseroles, pastas). Chia has no taste or smell and is easy to include in any meal.

They recommend the following daily consumption of Chia.
Babies - 4 - 6mths - 1/2 tsp daily
Mix chia with vegetable & fruit Purees, yoghurt & custards - chia helps to thicken runny purees.
Babies 6 - 12 mths 1 tsp (5g) daily
Mix in food or sprinkle on cereals
Toddlers 12 mths - 5 year 2 tsp (10g) daily
Mix in food or sprinkle on cereals
Mums 1 tbsp (15g) daily
Sprinkle on cereal & salads, mix in smoothies or use as a fat replacer in baking.

Chia as Nature’s Complete Superfood because it is very high in nutrition that is essential for a healthy diet including Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
It contains:
  • 37% Dietary Fibre
  • 20% Omega 3 ALA
  • 20% Protein
  • High in antioxidants (ORAC value of 10,000 vitamin E equivalents)
  • High in Vitamins and Minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium)
Chia is a gluten free Wholegrain