19. Chia Seeds
While it may be hard to believe that the once infamous Chia Pet’s same seeds are now a widely lauded health food, it’s a fact! The once-novelty-pet seeds are now found in everything from yogurt to peanut butter to kombucha, and for a good reason: the tiny seeds pack a massive punch of fiber, calcium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds have a wide variety of uses. They are fantastic thickeners for pudding, pair beautifully with yogurt, blend smoothly into smoothies, and more. For more savory purposes, chia seeds can even be mixed into vinaigrettes to give a satisfying and filling texture to your salads.