In a world where real, wholesome, organic foods are expensive—and most of us are on tight budgets—I’m always looking for foods with the best nutrition to cost ratio.
My latest love is salba (yes, they’re chia seeds, as in Chia Pets), because it’s incredibly nutrient-rich and amenable to hiding in everything from fruit smoothies to muffins.
I’ve been buying the white variety, but given the excellent price on the Navitas Naturals salba currently at Amazon (just $11.50 a pound, delivered, with Subscribe & Save), I’m going to try the black ones, next. For reference: I make my kids smoothies every school morning, and our last pound of salba lasted over two months. Excellent bang for the buck, in other words.
The best part? It’s gluten-free and the ground seeds bind together in liquid—that means it makes excellent flour replacement for things like pancakes if you’re living in GF land.