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  • Writer's pictureAlison Jolicoeur

Chia Chips

Chia Chips are light and crispy, full of flavor and work well for dipping in anything from guacamole to your favorite nut pâté. The best part is, chia seeds are incredibly healthy for you!

These mildly flavored, tiny seeds are actually 23% protein. They contain all of the essential amino acids and are high in omega-3 fatty acid. Omega -3 fatty acid helps to reduce inflammation, lubricate the joints and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research has also shown omega-3s may help to prevent Alzheimer's and dementia. Chia seeds are also easy to digest and are a great source of fiber. The soluble fiber actually helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and may be helpful for those with diabetes. A great source of antioxidants, chia seeds are also high in iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Enjoy chia seeds over a salad, in a smoothie, or in a delicious chip!

The Recipe: 1 cup coarsely chopped carrot 1 cup coarsely chopped celery 1 cup chopped red pepper 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt) 1 cup of chia seeds

Combine all ingredients except the chia seeds in the Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl and combine with chia seeds. Mix until chia seeds are evenly coated. Spread the mixture, a spoonful at a time, into thin circles on a dehydrator sheet or cookie sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 4 hours or bake in the oven at the lowest temperature possible until crispy. Chia chips are a delicious and nutritious alternative to store bought chips and crackers.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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