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    Default Chia and Quinoa

    So I've unashamedly jumped on the 'superfoods' bandwagon and I'm looking for your best ways of using chia seeds in particular, but also quinoa. Recipes for toddlers would be great!

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    Hi @NAT2561
    I add chia to smoothies, yoghurt, oats & muffins.
    We also love quinoa here. Use it instead of rice/noodles for stirfry and I also frequently make zuchinni and quinoa fritters which my 20month dd loves which keeps mummy happy
    Very yummy

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    Chia pudding yum! Just in a glass (or jug of your choice) add about 6-8 tablespoons of chia seeds and about 450mls of milk (any really but almond milk is my fav) and leave it overnight or at least a few hours. It should set but just make sure to stir it really well so the seeds don't settle on the bottom. You can add fruit to it just before serving. Pretty delish breakfast

    Edit: this makes HEAPS

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    I add chia to pizzas, salads, sausage rolls, crab cakes, fish cakes, falafel, muffins, scrambled eggs, snitzel crumb mixtures, and quinoa we put in tabouli, salads and add to rice for curries and stirfrys

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    I haven't made a huge effort to include these things, so mainly I just use quinoa sometimes as a substitute for rice, and chia I add to crumbing mixtures for schnitzel etc.

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    Chia pudding (chia seeds soaked overnight in almond milk with a little vanilla) is a winner for breakfast here.

    & other than that, I put chia into everything - any baking (muffins cakes etc); casseroles, pasta sauces etc, hamburger patties, zucchini slice, quiches.....you don't even know they're there, & it's a great way to get calcium into my dairy intolerant child

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    What amounts of Chia if its being added to things? How much would you put in a toddler's normal porridge and how much in a stew? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olismumma View Post
    Hi @NAT2561
    I add chia to smoothies, yoghurt, oats & muffins.
    We also love quinoa here. Use it instead of rice/noodles for stirfry and I also frequently make zuchinni and quinoa fritters which my 20month dd loves which keeps mummy happy
    Very yummy

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    Ooooh...I love the fritter idea. Do I cook quinoa in any way first? I often make zucchini/veg fritters so I assume I can just alter it a bit with Chia and quinoa?

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    I made chicken and chickpea burger patties the other day with quinoa.

    Blitz up a tin of chickpeas in thermomix or food processor. Add chicken mince, egg, big handful of chopped up parsley, about one cup of cooked but cooled quinoa and salt and pepper. Shape into patties and cook. Yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    Ooooh...I love the fritter idea. Do I cook quinoa in any way first? I often make zucchini/veg fritters so I assume I can just alter it a bit with Chia and quinoa?

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    Yes just cook as u would normally. This recipe needs 2.5 cups cooked quinoa.. Wait for it to cool and add 1 grated zuchinni, 3 eggs, breadcrumbs (I use half almond meal) parmesan, chia, parsley & seasoning and mix together and roll Into patties. Shallow fry until golden (couple mins each side)

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