Chi-this: Chia Seeds are Kosher, Healthy, and Easy!

June 11, 2014
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chia_featChia seeds are a tiny, nutrient packed boost to add to your veggies, baked goods, cereals, smoothies, and more. We all know Chia seeds are healthy.

Do you eat them for their:

  • High amount of fiber?
  • Vitamin content (calcium, phosphorous, and manganese)?
  • Antioxidant and omega-3 properties?

Regardless of the reason, we’ll tell you how to eat them:

  • Throw them straight in a blender/recipe
  • Mix with 3 parts water to make a “gel” consistency (can be used as a substitute for 1 egg in baking)
  • Mix with liquid and let sit overnight for a healthy breakfast pudding

Kosher Status:

Kosher when in an unprocessed, raw form.
Processed or flavored? Requires OU Kosher symbol on packaging.

Our favorite Chia Recipe:

Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

4 servings


  • 2 very ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup almond or soy milk


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Can serve immediately, or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to thicken and chill.


The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.