Chia Seeds: Thought I'd pass along this info. If you are a homade soup lover (like me), a good substitute for traditional thickeners ( ie. cornstarch, flour, milk) is chia seeds. Have not tried this with flax seed but I'll let you know. The ratio of chia seeds/broth is 1 tbs/1-1-1/2 cups of broth. Yum!!
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I'm a big fan of Chia Seeds! They are a great source of plant-based Omega-3's, and fiber.Plus, they are a very simple and easy to use supplement. The gel they create when you mix them in water (1 part seeds to 9 parts water) is loaded with fiber, and some people use this gel to aid in weight loss. The gel can be made and stored in the refridgerator for, I think, up to a week. I like to make a little chia gel each morning and add to my smoothie.