Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cha Cha Cha Chia.....

I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend. I am not sure where today has gone, but I can't believe how late it is already. So, this morning I posted about Chia seeds so I want to do a little post about them. First, I have a few other things that I want to talk about.

As promised earlier in the week, I tried out a new recipe that I found at The Gracious Pantry. Well, it was not a success in our home. In a few words.....frozen tanning lotion. I love coconut & I love bananas, but I did not love this. Maybe I used too much coconut milk, or maybe I will just focus on trying a new recipe next week. I haven't spent nearly as much time on her website as I would like & I already have 7 other recipes in my interested list. What recipe are you looking forward to making this week? Did you try anything yet? Come on folks, jump in this with me. It is worth it. Promise.

Secondly, and I mentioned this on Facebook & Twitter this morning, but I LOVE PB2! I have been trying to get my hands on some all week to sample but I knew deep down that it would be love at first taste. It was! Here is why....I love peanut butter. Crunchy, creamy, doesn't matter. Well now I know that I like powdered peanut butter too. It kills me that I can only have a serving of peanut butter or nuts a day so I was SO relieved to know that there was a better way. Check this out....

If I have "regular" peanut butter, I am looking at around 190 calories & 16 grams of fat per serving. With PB2, that goes down to 45 calories & only 1.5 grams of fat!!! (I can't put enough exclamation points here.) The best part is that I only needed 1/2 of the serving in my shake. Now, if I want to have some almonds in the afternoon or in my morning oatmeal, I can! After tasting this today, I immediately ordered four jars. This is going to be a healthy staple in our home. A healthy food that will "feel" like a cheat, without ANY guilt. They even have recipes on their website that look amazing. I am so happy! If you want more info, you can click on the banner below or on the right of the page.

With that being said, I want you all to know that I am only promoting foods, products, websites and blogs that I truly love myself, believe in, & think can benefit all of you as well. I feel so blessed that in a few short days, I have come across several things that are completely changing the way that I look at food, fitness, & overall health.

On to the chia seeds. I have to admit that I was completely terrified to try these. I went to the health food store & asked them if I could purchase two tablespoons instead of the 1-2 cup prepackaged portion. They agreed. I am so happy that I tried this! Chia seeds do not have any taste but have amazing health benefits. Click here to review the nutritional information. So far, I have only used it in my oatmeal, but you can add it to just about anything. Chia seeds are considered a super food. I can write all night long as many of you know, but I will just leave you to this website instead. has a tremendous amount of information that will tell you everything that you need to know. Sprinkle some in your cereal, soup, smoothie, salad or just about anything else. You can even use chia gel to reduce the butter/fat in your baking. How do you use chia seeds?

As a new week is about to turn the corner, what ONE goal will you post to make yourself accountable for this week? Seriously, just ONE new goal. ONE goal is a great start. Please join us.

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