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I love making ""pudding"" with chia seeds!! Great stuff

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I've read that some nomadic people take chia seeds with them when crossing the hot plains or desert.

Each chia seed holds 30 times its weight in water! They can chew them along the way.

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Sydney, A bonus to chia seeds is they don't have to be ground up like flax seed to reap the full benefits. :-)

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On 6/16/2014 biancardi said:

I love making ""pudding"" with chia seeds!! Great stuff

So this can be made in either a sweet or savory dish?

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On 6/16/2014 SydneyH said:
On 6/16/2014 biancardi said:

I love making ""pudding"" with chia seeds!! Great stuff

So this can be made in either a sweet or savory dish?

Trying to think.....what kind of savory are you suggesting?

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On 6/16/2014 NoelSeven said:

I've read that some nomadic people take chia seeds with them when crossing the hot plains or desert.

Each chia seed holds 30 times its weight in water! They can chew them along the way.

Wow, I didn't know that.

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On 6/16/2014 sidsmom said:

Trying to think.....what kind of savory are you suggesting?

Anything salty, maybe a side or a cold salad?

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Obesity often goes hand and hand with poverty. Junk and unhealthy food is cheap and doesn't need a lot of preparation a lot of times. You are poor, you have a low-paying job and kids to feed and take care of. You come home from work exhausted and drive through or stop by a store to get what you can afford. Junk food fills an empty tummy, gives you the buzz of salt fat and sugar, and satisfies the kids. It is a treat and about the only thing fun or good in your life--you don't have a pretty house, maybe a car that usually runs, or handbags and shoes that would thrill a fasionista. I can't fault anyone in that situation. But for the grace of God there go I.

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On 6/16/2014 Irshgrl31201 said:
On 6/16/2014 NoelSeven said:

I've read that some nomadic people take chia seeds with them when crossing the hot plains or desert.

Each chia seed holds 30 times its weight in water! They can chew them along the way.

Wow, I didn't know that.

I have it over cereal every morning, with the flax, and later I'll find one still in my mouth... a lot bigger. You can bite down and pop one, LOL. More than you wanted to know about eating chia seeds {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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On 6/16/2014 Sooner said:

Obesity often goes hand and hand with poverty. Junk and unhealthy food is cheap and doesn't need a lot of preparation a lot of times. You are poor, you have a low-paying job and kids to feed and take care of. You come home from work exhausted and drive through or stop by a store to get what you can afford. Junk food fills an empty tummy, gives you the buzz of salt fat and sugar, and satisfies the kids. It is a treat and about the only thing fun or good in your life--you don't have a pretty house, maybe a car that usually runs, or handbags and shoes that would thrill a fasionista. I can't fault anyone in that situation. But for the grace of God there go I.

A very nice post. I love your last comment Smile

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