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I made my first chia purchase a few weeks ago, but was lost on what to do with it. So here is a chia cookie recipe! I think next time I make these cookies, I may try to blend the chia up to make it into more of a powder, since my husband is a texture whimp. The texture of the chia in the cookies is a sesame seed with a bit of a softer exterior. These cookies are easy to make and low in calories! Plus, chia has some great health benefits like they have a higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid content than flax seed, it's also high in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper. And it is virtually tasteless, when you do taste it, it has a slight nuttiness. It has a longer shelf life than flax seed, and does not need to be ground, unlike flax seed. Chia can be used to top oatmeal or pudding, used in recipes, made into a gel like form that can be used in drinks i.e. chia fresca. It releases its carbohydrate slowly, so it helps regulate blood sugar. Give these cookies a try, they are delicious! I had a hard time stopping at two because they taste so good! You can even splurge a little and do half cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and half cup white chocolate chips to have a triple threat chocolate cookie! Please enjoy and feel free to leave comments, feedback, or any changes you have made to the recipe! One cookie is one serving.
This recipe is delicious! It's one of my favorites. You can also substitute pork instead of chicken. It really keeps the meat moist. I can get two servings out of one chicken breast since I butterfly the breast into two pieces. I used Chachies Mango Peach Salsa, which you can get at Walmart, Winco, or most other grocery stores, but it's not in the salsa isle, it is usually in the refrigerator section with the hummus, deli meat, or the ready to eat meals. I love you put this with brown rice or quinoa.