When I think of Chia seeds, I typically think of those Chia pets you can buy. You know the ones. The little sheep. The goofy faces. Those.
The Chia seeds I'm talking about today are the same Chia seeds, but better. They're for eating!
Every single morning, for the past year or so, I've been eating oatmeal for breakfast.
I doctor it up. In fact, I doctor it up so much that my oatmeal comes in at around 500 calories a bowl.
Two servings of oatmeal made with water (I don't like milk), a spoonful of peanut butter, about 10 dark chocolate Ghiarardelli chips, a tablespoon of flax, and a tablespoon of Chia seeds.
My favorite Chia seeds are Ruth's. Pictured you see the apple flavored:
Now, truth be told, I like the chocolate flavored best (imagine that) but last time I went to our local natural foods store, they were out. So I've been making due with the apple almond cinnamon, which are also good. A bag runs around $7 but if you use it as an oatmeal topper, it lasts a long time.
Also, if you've read Born to Run, you know that Chia seeds are a super health food, and an excellent source of fuel for workouts.
Give them a try!