11 Paleo-Friendly Chia Seed Uses

The more days that pass, the more days that chia seeds are taking the world by storm. And why they shouldn't they? On top of boasting 10 ounces of fiber per ounce of chia seeds, they are full of vitamins/nutrients like Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Protein. They're also high in antioxidants, which help guard the body from toxins. Unlike flax seeds, which need to be ground for someone to absorb their nutrients, chia seeds can remain whole. This makes their use in baking, cooking, eating, etc. endless!

Chia seeds, which are naturally gluten free, are commonly used as an egg replacement when baking. They're frequently used in puddings and smoothies, tossed on a salad or mixed into the dressing, added to granola bars or add to thicken a sauce. The list really could go on forever, but ain't nobody got time for that. Instead, I've rounded up ELEVEN paleo-friendly chia seed recipes that uses them in a different way each time. Pick one, pick four or go crazy and try them all!


Neapolitan Chia Seed Pudding | Personally Paleo

Neapolitan Chia Seed Pudding | Personally Paleo


Kale Brussels Sprout Broccoli Salad | A Healthy Life for Me

Kale Brussels Sprout Broccoli Salad | A Healthy Life for Me


Easy Nectarine Jam | The Fit Cookie

Easy Nectarine Jam | The Fit Cookie


Homemade Vegan Protein Bars | Fearless Dining

Homemade Vegan Protein Bars | Fearless Dining


Power Salad with Balsamic Chia Seed Vinaigrette | Say Gracer

Power Salad with Balsamic Chia Seed Vinaigrette | Say Gracer


Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites | Leelalicious

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites | Leelalicious


Vegan Strawberry Chia Seed Popsicles | Beaming Baker

Vegan Strawberry Chia Seed Popsicles | Beaming Baker


Sweet Potato Protein Cookies | The Lean Green Bean

Sweet Potato Protein Cookies | The Lean Green Bean


Berry Peach Smoothie Bowl | Seasonal Cravings

Berry Peach Smoothie Bowl | Seasonal Cravings


Snack Clusters | The Organic Dietician

Snack Clusters | The Organic Dietician


Skinny Chia Berry Smoothie | Mom Foodie

Skinny Chia Berry Smoothie | Mom Foodie


For more information on chia seeds, I recommend this article from Mark Sisson, one of my go-to sources for knowledge on a paleo/primal lifestyle!