I hope you had a lovely weekend and that your week is off to a great start! I went back to the gym this morning for 30 minutes of lap swimming and afterwards made myself a tasty oatmeal creation…
|1) Oats, Brown Sugar, Flax Seed, Walnuts, Cinnamon, Water- Mixed & Heated on Stovetop or Microwave
2) Chopped Apple, Mango Yogurt- Mixed In
3) Chia Seeds- Sprinkled On Top
Those chia seeds are just so photogenic, aren’t they? For awhile, that’s probably about as much recognition as I gave them. However, I continued to see these tiny black specimens showing up on various blogs and health & fitness magazines. I don’t like to just jump on the health food/fad bandwagon whenever something new and “soooo amazing for you” makes an appearance. I need facts and a reason for buying and eating the things I do. I must admit that it took me awhile to get around to it, but several months ago these little guys found a permanent home in my cupboard.
When I looked into the benefits of chia seeds, I found there were plenty of viable reasons. Why hadn’t I taken the chia plunge earlier?!
Do you incorporate chia seeds into your diet? And how? I’m always looking for new ideas!!
On a completely non-chia note…you NEED to see this video if you haven’t already. Last year, my students and I read and watched a related video clip about brothers Conner and Cayden Long during one of our Friday personal development discussions. My class was so impressed by this story and it prompted some excellent conversation and reflection. I was really pleased to see that these boys recently won the Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year award. So inspirational!