Blog Monthly Archives: January 2016

There’s nothing like a warm breakfast in the cooler months. This hearty oatmeal delivers a tasty dose of whole grains and soluble fiber, while the chia seeds add brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and bone-building calcium. The walnuts provide additional omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and iron. Key Nutrients: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, iron, calcium, magnesium   Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: 5 cups   Ingredients: 3 ½ cups filtered water 2 cups of old fashioned oats … Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seeds

Long before the Chia Pet became the ubiquitous novelty gift, chia seeds were a staple food in the Mayan and Aztec diets. These tiny black and white seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant are primarily grown in Mexico and South America. Chia actually got its name from the Mayan word for “strength.” These little seeds pack a hearty nutritional punch. One ounce (about two tablespoons) contains 137 calories, 9g fat, 4g of protein, and a whopping 11g of fiber.  While … Read More