04/23/2014 07:00 am ET

How Chia Seeds Can Help You Eat Healthier Without Tasting Like It

Food For My Family

Eating healthy has its challenges. With the plethora of pizza, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies that exist in our daily lives, how can we be expected to opt for oatmeal and salads? It's a cruel, cruel world. But to right some of this injustice, we've gathered a handful of healthy recipes that actually taste like something we want to eat. And it's all thanks to chia.

Chia seeds are the latest buzz in the health food craze, and we are beginning to understand why. Chia makes perfect pudding, adds crunch to power bars and can easily be used to replace poppy seeds. While the fact that they are the same seeds of Ch-Ch-Chia can be confusing, you can put your trust in them to feed you well. But don't take our word for it, let the recipes convince you.

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