Remember my cleaner eating goals from my New Year, New You post? Well, one of them was:
My SECOND goal is to get back to adding chia seeds to everything. You already know I added them to my oatmeal, but soon I’ll be learning to grind them because I don’t like the seed taste in my food. Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, and they are a plant-based source of complete proteins. Oh and if you’ve ever used them you know that they like to absorb water and swell up much bigger than their tiny size and even form into a gelatin-like texture…think about that in your tummy!! Some people say chia seeds help with weight loss because they help you feel full due to this swelling phenomenon. And honestly, I barely got through that one serving of oatmeal this morning…usually I eat one serving and start looking for something else to eat.
So, here’s this week’s #lunchtimetips … For an extra boost of goodness while you’re “watching what you eat,” grab some chia seeds & sprinkle them on salads, oatmeal, yogurt (speaking of yogurt, here’s next week’s tip)…these little seeds have protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, omega 3 healthy fats & other nutrients.