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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Chia Seeds

Another super-seed, chia seeds (yes, they're the very same ones used to grow Chia Pets) are especially rich in plant omega-3 fats, like the more popular flaxseeds

And ounce for ounce, chia seeds contain more fiber and calcium than flax. You can pick up a bag in health-food stores or order them online. Use chia seeds just as you would other seeds or chopped nuts; try them sprinkled on oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or cottage cheese, or mixed into dips or salad dressings. Unlike with flax, you don't need to grind them first because they're completely digestible in whole form. Consider adding chia seeds to pancakes, muffins, and other baked goods too. Mixed with water, they make a great vegan egg substitute.

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Best place to buy:    Equate Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, 8 fl- Equate - EQ14282 at Walmart.com  $37.56   Bob's Red Mill Chia Seed, 16 oz (Pack of 4)

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