Losing weight by eating a healthy diet does not need to make you miserable. Preparing fresh food and using Chia seed will definitely make your task easier and less unpleasant. If you have been doing your shopping in the “health food” sections of the supermarket, putting up with expensive, unexciting food because it is the price of “eating right”, that can stop right now. The truth is that tasty, healthy, and nutrition laden foods are a normal part of nature and can be prepared in ways that bring out all the flavor and delicious taste you desire. What follows are some good ways to include Chia seed into a healthy diet that will help you lose weight the sane and healthy way.
Lentils and Chia Seed
Some “healthy” foods don’t have a lot of taste and you might not want to eat them by themselves. One good example are Lentils which are one of the most power-packed legumes available, with about 30 percent of their calories coming from protein. But, they don’t have a lot of taste. So, mix your cooked lentils with Chia seed, pasta sauce, or almost any kind of soup. Neither the Lentils nor the Chia seed is going to change the taste but you will be getting a big boost in nutrition while eating those other foods that you love.
Beans and Chia Seed
Beans are another healthy food that, along with Chia seed, can be easily mixed into other favorite dishes. Try pureeing them first, then scoop small amounts into scrambled eggs, stews, casseroles and sauces. They can even be mixed in small amounts into certain “green” smoothie recipes.
Salsa and Chia Seed
Salsa and Chia seed are natural partners in nutrition. Salsa is rich in vitamins C, A, E, and K. Make your own fresh Salsa with fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and juice from a fresh lime. Mix in a bit of Chia seed and you have a delicious Salsa that is perfect for dipping but also for use in dozens of recipes. Salsa is also great on scrambled eggs in the morning, on salads and even added to soup.
If you don’t want to make your own, buy the refrigerated product and stay away from the Salsas that are packed in cans or jars. These have a degree of preservatives that you really don’t need to be eating. Besides, the fresh version just tastes a whole lot better.
Salads and Chia Seed
This is almost a no-brainer! Salads and Chia seed are a match made in heaven! When making a fresh salad, enrich it with additional nutrition by sprinkling healthy Chia seed for a quick protein boost that is also rich in important vitamins.
An important thing to remember when incorporating Chia seed into any recipe is that Chia seed has virtually no taste of its own so adding it will not change the results of the recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with Chia seed and your favorite recipes. If you liked it before you will still like it after you add the Chia seed.
Losing weight will rarely bring about the satisfaction you are hoping for unless you do it the right way and learn to prepare and enjoy fresh and nutritious foods. The secret is to learn how to add them to your life in a way that you find fun and satisfying.
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