Healthy meal using a healthy ingredients gives a sheer happiness and satisfaction of serving a nutritious meal to our family members. My today's post also a healthy and nutritious breakfast which contains an excellent superfood "Chia seeds". Thanks to Goindiaorganic and Plattershare team for sending Chia seeds and Maple syrup for product review. This post goes to Belly Nirvana, an associate program by Plattershare group. This group is an excellent platform for bloggers as well as for home chefs. Click HERE to get more details about this program.
Chia seeds are a tiny black seeds with a mild nutty flavour. During google search, found an amazing fact that chia means strength in Mayan language and also known as Runners Food. Runners and Warriors use this superfood as a fuel while running for long distance or while going for a battle. Chia seeds is easily digestible and a versatile ingredient. This seed can be used as raw, soaked or powder form in any dishes like salad, stir fry, soup, juices etc. This can also be added for giving crunchiness to the dish. As this ingredient contains omega3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre and calcium, this helps in treating diabetics, skin and aging related problems, heart related problems, weight loss, build muscle and for stronger bones. As it is high in fiber, this helps in losing weight and useful in digestive health.
The chia seeds which I had received from GoIndiaOrganic is a natural gluten free Raw Chia. The quality of the product is too good and contains only 100 % chia. This is also certified by Organic farm and a nature's complete food. Highly recommended to buy this product to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Savoury Egg & Chia Seed Pudding is a tasty and healthy meal to serve as a breakfast along with a fresh juice or vegetable juice. Instead of using chia seeds only in smoothies and yogurt, try this interesting one bowl breakfast which can be prepared in couple of minutes. To make this meal more nutritious, include more veggies like mushroom, bell peppers, olives etc. According to my recipe measurement, two medium oval shaped ( as given in the picture ) meal can be prepared. The cooking time for one bowl took 2 minutes for me and it may vary according to the quantity and size of the bowl.
2 Tsp Butter ( I have used flavoured butter )
2 Tbsp Milk
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Big Onion, Finely chopped
1 Big Tomato, Finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Freshly ground pepper
5 - 6 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
6 Bread Slices
Break eggs and transfer it to a bowl along with 2 tbsp of milk and chia seeds.
Beat well using fork and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the edges of the breads and chop into pieces. Keep aside.
Add finely chopped onions followed by tomato and salt to the chia seeds soaked beaten eggs.
Grease the ceramic or glass pan with the flavoured butter and arrange the chopped bread pieces.
Now pour the egg mixture on top of the arranged bread pieces.
Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese on top of it.
Microwave it for 2 mins or till the eggs get cooked.
Once done, remove from the microwave and serve hot.
Serve hot with Tomato sauce.
Stay tuned for my next review on GoIndiaOrganic's Maple syrup ! Thanks again to Plattershare team for this opportunity.