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Chia Bia – A healthy options for your lunchbox

It’s that time of year again, the smell of new books, and the cries of “what’s for lunch?”  Chia Bia can help mums everywhere by giving you a healthy option for your lunch box that tastes good! Chia Bia chia seeds can be a great addition to any lunch box.

Why not try this fab recipe from “Cooking with Chia for Dummies” (available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Chia-Dummies-Health-Fitness/dp/1118867068)

Chia Chocolate Energy Bars –

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups dates, pitted

1 tblsp Water

1/3 cup of dried cranberries

½ cup Chia bia whole chia seeds

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp sea salt

¼ cup dark chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup oats

1 cup walnut pieces

 

Method:

  1. In a food processor, puree the dates with the water to form a thick paste
  2. Add the cranberries to the food processor and pulse again
  3. Add the chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut, vanilla extract and salt to the food processor. Pulse all the ingredients together until they are well mixed
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl
  5. Mix in the dark chocolate, oats and walnuts
  6. Line an 8inch pan with wax paper, with enough to wrap around the mixture
  7. Place the mixture into the pan and press it down into all four corners
  8. When the mixture is evenly spread in the pan, cover with the remaining wax paper
  9. Place the pan in the refrigerator and leave overnight
  10. The next morning, unwrap the mixture and cut into even bars
  11. Wrap the bars individually. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

Of course, if you don’t fancy making your own bars, you could always just pop a Chia bia Organic Nutrient bar in one of our 3 flavours ( nut & seed/Chocolate, cranberry & coconut or Chocolate , apricot & pumpkin) into their lunch boxes instead!

 

 

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