Monday, June 16, 2014

Summertime BBQ with Salba Smart ~ Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

It's that time for another Salba Smart chia giveaway! This months theme is "good-for-you grilling" & I am super excited to share with you some ideas on using Salba Smart chia seeds in your summertime BBQ recipes!
Nothing says summer like grilling! But have you ever tried including chia seeds with your grilling recipes? Grilling is already one of the healthiest ways to cook (as long as you’re careful with marinades!) and by seasoning meats and vegetables with herbs like basil, oregano and thyme, and adding Salba chia seeds, you can give your favorite recipes a boost of nutrition. With these easy and fun recipes, anyone can grill a delicious, healthy meal!
Baby Kale Salad with Strawberries and Salba Chia Seed Dressing
5 oz baby kale (or other lettuce)
2 cups sliced strawberries
Any additions you would like (almonds, cheese, etc.)

For the dressing:
1/2 T Salba chia seeds
1 T red wine vinegar
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 T olive oil
1 ½ T honey (or agave)
Bonus! Place Salba Chia seeds on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 1 hour. The seeds will become crunchy and add texture to salads just like sesame seeds!

Salba Chia Chicken Strips
5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plain yogurt
1 T grainy mustard
2 cups panko bread crumbs
¼ cup Salba chia seeds
2 tsp dried sage
2 tsp kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
  1. Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry. Slice each breast into strips and set aside.
  2. Combine the yogurt and mustard in a bowl; add the chicken and allow it to marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the panko, chia, sage, salt and several grinds of pepper in a medium bowl and stir well.
  4. Dredge the chicken into the panko mixture and coat all sides well. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until cooked through and panko turn golden. Serve warm. 

Salba Chia Fruit Salad
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup orange juice
 2 T lemon juice
 4 T Salba chia seeds
 1/4 tsp ground ginger
 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
 5 cups cubed cantaloupe
 1 cup fresh blueberries
 2 large firm bananas, sliced
 2 medium nectarines, peeled and sliced
  2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  2 cups halved seedless grapes
Directions: In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Add dressing and toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Mmm. How good do those sound?! Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be posting my favorite BBQ chia-infused recipes there! 

I made a delicious balsamic-chia dressing! It's simply balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and herbs mixed with 2tbsp Salba Smart chia seeds. It was divine on top of a fresh salad!

I also added chia seeds on top of my South West Sunshine Burger, complete with avocado and tomato! YUM!

Other ideas for infusing chia seeds into your summertime grilling include adding chia seeds to your water (try adding fresh fruit & mint as well, so good!), cocktails, marinades, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, ketchup, and sprinkling them on top of salads and side dishes!
How will you use Salba Smart chia seeds while grilling?!

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This giveaway will start June 16th and close June 30th 2014 at 12am EST
Open only to the USA ~ I'm sorry International friends! Must be 18+ 
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