Friday, March 14, 2014

~ Ch Ch Ch ...

... Chia.
Chia Seeds that is.
No, not the kind that you smear all over yourself and watch grass grow
but the healthy kind.
1.  My gal Kelly started talking about eating healthy a few posts back.
She gave me "food for thought".
I agree with her comment that healthy eating is a chosen lifestyle.
I strive to eat healthy but sometimes ya just gotta have a big ole salty chip
or a large bowl of ice cream.
I looked into the gluten-free lifestyle
but I found most products to be tasteless
and producing my own gluten-free goodies
involved me going to the bank and making a large
withdrawal of funds to purchase what is necessary for the recipe.
So, I just watch ... most of the time ... what I eat
and I am careful about my portions.
2.  I cut back ... way back ... on my salt and sugar intake.
I did notice much less bloating
and to be quite honest
now when I eat something that has too much salt
I just about gag.
3.  What about these chia seeds, you ask!
I discovered these about a year ago.
These tiny little seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids.
A serving of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended
daily intake of calcium.
Chia seeds are a great source of protein.
Tryptophan is also found in chia seeds which helps regulate
appetite, sleep and improve mood.
4.  In a nutshell ...
2 tablespoons of chia seeds a day can ...
~ help you lose weight without starving
~ balance your blood sugar
~ help prevent diverticulitis
~ add healthy omega-3 to your diet
~ help you feel energized all day
~ add age-defying anti-oxidants
~ cut cravings for food
~ add more fiber to your diet
5.  You can sprinkle these seeds on just about anything.
I really like to put them on/in my yogurt.
In the summer I love putting them in my smoothies.
And you don't need to take the 2 tablespoons at one time.
I stretch it out throughout the day.
You should consider giving them a try.
Run over to Nancy's and add your Random 5!

Oh!  And Gumby wanted to stop by to say "Hello".
He thinks he found a "pet" in one of my husband's chess pieces!


  1. Thanks for the tips! I have never tried chia seeds.

    I am trying to eat better, too, to feel less bloated and tired. It's a slow process for me.

  2. Oh I have been eating CHIA for a few years now My Hero can attest to the good mood thing:) Good for you. Hi Gumby

  3. I just bought some chia seeds to make overnight oatmeal but I haven't been very good in eating them I will have to be better about it after hearing how awesome they are for me!


  4. Where do you find these? Very interested.

    Hi Gumby! :)

  5. Sounds yummy. Cute picture of Gumby.

  6. I use them too - but be careful to check your teeth before going out in public! Hi Gumby!

  7. Thanks so much for the tip my friend! I'm going to have to give it a try! Hope you have a good weekend!


  8. I am going to try them!!!...:)JP

  9. Hello there Gumby ! will have to check out the chia seeds! :)

  10. i am going to keep a look out for these. i agree with you on the gluten free meals. watching portions and increasing fresh veg and fruits is the way i try to eat better.

  11. Chia seeds look similar to flax seeds. Go on with your healthy self! :)

  12. Hee hee Gumby!! Well now you've turned my head and I'm gonna go grab me some chia! Honestly-baking GF is ridiculous and yes-large amts of $$ is needed!! That kinda sux. Great post D!!!!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog:):) ~ you have encouraged me to try the chia seeds:):)

  14. First off, I must say I adore your new header and background! We have a field of clover that our grandchildren enjoy playing amongst in the summer. Now, Chia Seeds, huh? I like all that you said about them, and will be buying some to try in my yogurt and smoothies. I, too, try to watch my portions but sometimes it is so difficult when I have to cook for two teenage boys! Hope you are having a great week so far :)

  15. I started eating healthier ... not easy, because I love chocolate, ice cream, cake ... sigh :-)
    I've never tried chia seeds, thanks for the tip !
    And hello Gumby !
    Have a nice week,

  16. Hi Diane, this sounds like something worth looking into. Thanks for the info about Chia seeds, and thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.
    en-JOY a happy Spring,


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