First, thank you to Frog & Kiwi for being a new sponsor of tacomaworkingmom.com! Have you been to Frog & Kiwi? It’s the BEST indoor play cafe in the South Sound, actually to my knowledge, it’s the ONLY indoor play cafe in the South Sound. Visit their cafe for breakfast or lunch for a playdate or a parents date. Parents can sit on the confy couch and talk while their kids play in a fun and safe atmosphere. (Read my post about our son Kjell’s first birthday party) Now, on to my favorite Brekkie. I am infatuated with Chia seeds. They are SO good for you. I like these one’s from Bob’s Red Mill, Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4).
From Webmd.com on Chia seeds…
What Is Chia?
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.
Here’s my recipe for my new FAVORITE breakfast!
CHIA SEED BREKKIE IN A JAR
1/2 cup raw oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
1/2 individual packet organic stevia
Just mix in a jar, put the lid on and let chill overnight. Enjoy cold or warm in the morning!