Oct 18, 2014

Salba Chia offers powerhouse nutrition!

I was NOT compensated for this post. I received a FREE item to facilitate this review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.
(NOTE: Ignore any black dots you see on the pictures. I couldn't find the better camera and was left to use the one that has a black dot somewhere on the lens.)

I vowed that I would get healthier this year, and I knew that included using things I've never used before. I've heard of chia seeds, and have seen recipes on Pinterest, but never thought of using them myself. I just didn't know enough about them.

When I was asked if I wanted to give Salba Chia seeds a try, I wasn't so sure how it would go over with my family. You know me, I'm willing to try anything once. But my family can be picky sometimes. But I knew we need to include something new (and healthy) into our diets, so I agreed.

Salba Chia is the premium chia seed to have! Their chia seeds are considered a "nutrition powerhouse" with plenty of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega-3s. They are also super versatile, where you can use them in recipes, add to snacks mixes, or just by themselves. They are also gluten free and non-GMO certified!


So what did I think? I have never had anything like it! They don't have any flavor themselves, so when you have them as a snack, you're just eating them to the nutritional value. But they are filling! They taste wonderful in creamy peanut butter! The soak up the peanut butter flavor, and add a crunchy element, which makes for a nice peanut butter sandwich.
Salba Chia whole seeds
I had a tuna salad wrap and added some of the ground chia seed to the wrap, and it was pretty good! I don't know if it was because I didn't sprinkle it around enough or what, but sometimes I would take a bite and taste a bland powder. But once the ground chia soaked up the flavors (which was really just tuna with a spoonful of sweet pickle relish with lettuce on a tortilla rolled up), I was back in flavortown.
Salba Chia Seeds Ground
I am still learning how to use them in unique dishes, but with the holidays coming up, I'll get plenty of use! I wonder if I can find a recipe for no bake energy bites, and use them instead of flax seeds, since I've never used those either. Or maybe both!

And they did add some nutrition to my diet, which is important, because sometimes no matter how "healthy" we eat, we just sometimes don't get the proper nutrition we need.

Salba Chia is available in pouches, boost packets (which are my favorite way to eat them as a snack), and bottles. Prices vary.

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