Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Motivationally Challenged and the Chia Seed

I'm sitting here with the netbook on my little lap desk, staring at the two loads of laundry that are in front of me.  I really don't want to fold, and then it occurred to me, that I don't really want to do anything.  It's a good thing I don't get "motivationally challenged" very often because this place would fall apart.  But tonight after a very long day with very little sitting down, I just don't want to fold.  I also don't want to mop the floors for Luke's birthday Party.  Actually now that I think of it, I'm kind of down because I have this feeling that the stupid snow is going to wreck my little guys party.  I do realize that every teacher is wishing for a snow day, including Mark.  Dear heaven's he even went to check on the snow blower to make sure "it's ready to go".   I'm sorry but that is dorky!  (sorry Mark, you know I love you!)  Did you oil it up too? 

But just in case you feel like reading something other than me complaining about the weather here is the nutrition information about the chia seed.  I feel like sharing this with you only because when I was at the dentists office today she found one in my teeth (oh great) and I ended up explaining that it's a super food that contains massive amounts of fiber, the best source of omega-3 fatty acids from a plant base, protein, calcium, and other great stuff.   And yup it is the same seed that you put in your chia pets.  The totally super cool thing about chia seeds is they absorb many times their weight in water.  So you get that full feeling longer.  When it is used with higher G.I. (glycemic index) foods it can actually lower the total value.  So that is why I try to put it on anything I eat.  But I also put it on my kids cereal, toast, homemade cereal bars and oatmeal.  I once made a chia seed chocolate pudding.  I got the recipe from a raw eating website.  But it's really cool to see how the liquid you add chia seeds to become "jello-fied" For example you can make an incredibly healthy jam by literally mushing fresh berries and adding chia seeds, putting it in the fridge for 20 minutes and voila!  You can buy it at Bulk Barn or any Health food store.  It's an awesome food to have around the house and incorporate in your lifestyle. 

Ps. They are actually really really tiny, but I love the mottled look of them.  For some reason I think they look like little tiny dinosaur eggs.   (yes I actually do have a sense of imagination)   But seriously aren't they cute?


  1. Putting it on my grocery list. Does Longos or Fortinos carry this?

  2. I have never seen it at Longo's not sure about Fortino's. I have found them at Costco though.

  3. My favorite way to enjoy Chia seeds is in a Latin American drink that has Tamarind and Chia seeds. When soaked in the juice they become so plump and juicy, almost like small tapioca balls in bubble tea. Yum!