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Chia seeds - why are they high in carbs

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Saur, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Saur

    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all;
    I followed a receipe for Chia seeds with 1.5 cups of coconut milk & half cup of double cream. Followed by cinnamon, vanilla essence, one teaspoon of sweetener and half cup of chia seeds. I made them hot in the pan. Taste is really nice and cream. I read one serving is 14 carbs. Would that be correct. I want to cut on carbs and need low receipe. Please help if you do have ideas.
     
  2. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The chia seeds I currently use say 6.7g carbs/100g. Previously I have used ones at 4.5g. I suppose it depends on the type and source.
    Anyway, not too much to worry about, especially if you use them sprinkled on other meals, as I do.
    I find the combination of magnesium citrate and chia seeds works well for constipation.
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Worth testing your personal reaction to chia seeds with your glucometer.
    A good portion of chia seed pudding used to have zero impact on my blood glucose levels - at which point, the number of carbs in it is irrelevant.
     
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  5. Saur

    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    I have checked my blood sugars, it hasn’t made a difference, which is good news.
     
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  6. Saur

    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou
     
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    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    Any more ideas for low carb vegetarian breakfast please?
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Tinned plum tomato’s on low carb toast. Not sure if that would be low enough?
     
  10. presidentholmes

    presidentholmes Type 2 · Member

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    But please remember that is 100g of chia seeds. That’s a big amount!
     
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  11. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Eggs however you like.
    Tofu scramble.
    Avocado.
    Cheese.
    Quorn sausages.
     
  12. Saur

    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou, I’ll try this.
     
  13. Saur

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    This is the first time I made the Chia seeds. It was divided into two portions. I will try with smaller portions.
     
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    Saur · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou so much.
     
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    Glucobabu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Combine them with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, a few almonds, walnuts etc with a little milk. Heat it in a microwave, add some frozen blueberries or raspberries to cool it down. You can add a tablespoon of coconut flour to make it thicker. Add a dollop of coconut oil and enjoy! It’s easier if you soak the seeds in a little water overnight. You can work out the total carb by weighing each ingredient and recording it for future.
     
  16. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    My breakfast everyday is keto coconut ‘porridge’, not real porridge, no grains involved. I eat it with a few chopped up strawberries and cream. Here’s the recipe:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-porridge
     
  17. Saur

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    Thankyou so much. I have never added sunflower or pumpkin seeds before. A few more trips to supermarket/health shop for these ingredients.
     
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    Hi Rachel, Can I leave the egg out. I am going to be on a vegetarian food next week for 9 days for religious reasons. Or can you recommend alternative for eggs
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    The egg is important to make the porridge ‘set’. I’m sorry I thought eggs were allowed on a vegetarian diet.
     
  20. Saur

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    The eggs are allowed on vegetarian diet, but for 9 days only for religious reason not taking them.
     
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