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Super Foods: Chia Seeds

Continuing the series on super foods, my second pick after White Tea is Chia seeds. The Best part about Chia seeds is that you can add them to anything you’re making.

These tiny things boast a ridiculously long list of nutrients, which includes,

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – vital in maintaining a healthy brain.

Fibre – Important for digestion.

Calcium – A good source of calcium for those who are allergic to dairy or fish.

Manganese – Good for bones.

Phosphorus – Helps in maintaining teeth and bones.

Protein – A good source of protein for vegetarians.

 

Other than that Chia Seeds help in slowing down digestion, which makes it an ideal natural remedy for Type 2 diabetes, and helps fight belly fat.

 

Now if you’re clueless about how to prepare a dish using chia seeds, have a look at some of these must try recipes!

Blueberry Chia Oatmeal

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Raw Chia Falafel

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Honey Almond Chia Granola

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Chia Meatballs with Marinara

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Raspberry Lemonade Chia Drink

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- Neha Prasad

Salads You’ll Love To Eat

Lettuce might actually be the most bland tasting thing ever. But that doesn’t matter to women who keep eating it by the pound to keep in shape.

As much as I’d like to say otherwise, I don’t really like salads. Sure, I can put creamy salad dressing on it and add croutons but then my calorie intake would probably triple and it wouldn’t be considered healthy anymore.

Being vegetarian, salads become monotonous. But thanks to some amazing recipes, eating salads is anything but boring!

 

Spinach with Avocados and Peppers

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 Curried Tomatoes and Chickpeas

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Romaine lettuce and Pickled Vegetables

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Tomato and Feta Salad

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Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries and Hazelnuts

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Check out more amazing recipes at realsimple.com

 

- Neha Prasad

Healthy Tidbits

Here are some healthy but yummy snacks to keep those naughty cravings at bay.

Protein bar

Peanut butter dip

  • Roasted Chickpeas – Eat them by the handful or add them to salads and soups instead of croutons.

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Dill dip

  • Kale Chips – Kale chips are all the rage. Make them plain, sweet or add spices. A versatile snack to suit everybody’s taste buds.

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- Neha Prasad