Whole302010 – SUPERfood SPOTLIGHT


Why we like it

Helps you get full, faster and keeps you feeling satisfied until your next meal.

Packed with a high dose of omega 3 fats, fibre, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, protein and antioxidants

Has a host of great health benefits including stabilizing blood sugars, helping digestion, lowering cholesterol and boosting energy

Improves heart health and blood pressure

Milled, ground or seeds – all have the same nutritional value and health benefits

5 ways to use it

  1. Sprinkle chia seeds on yogurt, applesauce, salads or in smoothies
  2. Use chia seeds in pancakes, muffins, cookies or granola
  3. Substitute “chia gel” in baking recipes in replace of eggs or butter
  4. Enjoy a refreshing summer “chia lemonade” by mixing 1 tbsp + 1L water and lemon
  5. Make chia pudding a staple grain free, on the go breakfast option
Chia bars
Serves: 6
  • 1 banana
  • 250ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoop proteins powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 dates
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix all ingredients in a food processor
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Place mixture on baking sheet and flatten
  5. Bake for 20 min at 350F
  6. When browned and crisp, remove from oven and cut in to 6 squares.
Serving size: 6 Calories: 177 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 5 Protein: 7


If you have already used this superfood before – let us and your fellow challengers know how you add it to your MCC meals.  If you have never used it – what has been your favourite way to incorporate Chia Seeds into your everyday?