Ch-ch-ch-chia…almost no child of the 80’s can’t sing that theme song (in fact, I bet you’re thinking about googling it right now 😉
It turns out that those little chia seeds, also known as salvia hispanica, are also an incredibly healthy and ridiculously fun food. They are high in protein, omega-3s, antioxidants and a whole host of other nutrients and super high in fiber. Better yet, they absorb whatever liquid you mix into them and form a gel or pudding, which make a great filling snack. (If you’re a mom, and you never forget to eat, then I want to know your trick!)
I am developing a love-hate relationship with this fabulous new time-suck…but, when it comes to finding new food inspiration, the feeling is generally one of love.
When I clicked on the original pin for this recipe, I fully expected the bright pink color to be a result of Jello, cake mix or insanely large amounts of food coloring that would’ve sent me clicking away. Instead, I was amazed to find that freshly pureed strawberries added to the lemon-sugar mixture result in a shade of pink so super girly vibrant that it would Pinkaliscious smile 🙂
I actually want to play with this recipe some more, maybe trying a few different types of berries to get different colored bars. And maybe a thicker crust–I’ll keep you posted.