I had never thought of chia seeds before (besides the Chia Pet) but I'm looking for different healthy foods to ease my way into new recipes. Just the other day Benny said he wanted me to cook something different. So the opportunity to try chia seeds falls in at the right time.
I received Chia Seeds GOLD™ - 100% Organic (2 pound bag) by NutriGold for free in exchange for my review. Since this is my first experience with chia seeds I've been scouring Pinterest trying to find what I can add them to or simple recipes I can make.
Most of the time I'd add them to my yogurt or oatmeal.
I tried twice to make chia pudding using a simple recipe but neither time did the pudding solidify.
Austin has been wanting me to buy apple butter but perhaps I can make it with chia seeds in the crockpot during the week (so he doesn't know the seeds are there).
I used an apple as my fruit. I cut it up and put it in the microwave for a minute. Since I don't have a food processor I used my mini chopper...it seemed to take forever! I didn't measure the honey but added it little by little.
How the red apple made green jam...I don't know.
I mixed the jam in a bowl with about 2 tbsp. of peanut butter.
I still wanted something more substantial so I added a yellow container amount of oatmeal. I did add water to it but never warmed it up in the microwave.
It tasted a little too sweet once everything was mixed together. I have a bunch of frozen fruit and cans of pineapple I can try next.