25 Surprisingly Delicious Foods You Can Make With Chia Seeds (Photos)

Remember those commercials for Chia Pets from way back in the day?

Well, you can do a lot more with chia seeds than make some botanical "fur" grow out of an animal-shaped piece of pottery.

Chia seeds are also edible, and it turns out these little guys are insanely good for you.

No really, these ancient super seeds are considered one of the healthiest foods on earth.

Despite their tiny size, Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and minerals.

Chia seeds are great for weight loss because they provide you with lots of nutrients for relatively few calories.

Plus, they have a unique physical property that makes them turn into a gelatinous substance when soaked in liquid. So when you eat them, they expand inside your stomach and make you feel more full from less food.

Before you start downing the leftover seeds from your last Chia Pet, you should know that there are better ways to incorporate a little chia into your diet (and don't worry, eating these guys won't make leaves sprout from the top of your head).

The possibilities of what you can do with these seeds are pretty much endless, so you can try out some of the chia seed recipes we scoped out or you can just go crazy and sprinkle that sh*t on everything.

Take a look at the pictures below to see 25 amazing ways to add chia seeds to your diet.

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread

Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding

Apple Cinnamon and Chia Breakfast Bowl

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins with Honey Glaze

Miami Vice Chia Pudding

Mango Chia Popsicles

Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Cranberry Chia Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chia Chicken Nuggets

Curried Carrot Chickpea Chia Burgers

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Raspberry Chia Seed Pancakes

Vegan Chia Quinoa Doughnuts

Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Buckwheat Chia Waffles with Raw Fudge Sauce

Chia Seed Cracker Thins

Grain-Free Chia Buckwheat Pizza

Chia Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Quinoa Salad with Feta and Chia Seeds

Vegan Mango Lassi and Chia Seed Overnight Oatmeal

Apple Pie Chia Seed Jam Breakfast Parfait

Brownie Batter and Chia Oats

Almond Joy Chia Smoothie

Nutella Chia Energy Bites

Sticky Bun Chia Seed Pudding