Ch Ch Ch Chiaaaa

02/18/2011 at 5:07 pm 33 comments

Post my title anywhere other than on a food blog and this is what people think of …

Us foodies know better πŸ˜‰

Not only was it a beautiful day in Miami

But I was even more excited because I recently purchased Chia Seeds off Amazon and they arrived yesterday to my house!! I’ve never had chia seeds in my oats and after seeing so many bloggers use them to spruce up their overnight oatmeal I knew they had to be in my possession. Luckily my thoughtful boyfriend had given me an almost empty nut butter jar so I knew exactly how to put it to good useΒ  πŸ˜‰

Last night I made my mixture and this morning I woke up to this

Let me just say that chia seeds really do make a difference in texture. Last time I made them I used Fage which really helps to thicken the oats but when I ran out I noticed that regular yogurt really doesn’t work the same. It has a more liquid texture which I wasn’t too fond of.

In my overnight mix I used:

30 grams of oats, 1/4 cup chocolate silk milk, 2.65 ounces of Dannon Light & Fit, 9g chia seeds, 1/2 banana, cinnamon, and about 15g of Naturally More pb that was in the jar.

This morning I topped it with half a pack of 100 calories shortbread cookies, 10 g of Cinnamon Oat Crunch cereal, some bloobs, and 1/2 T chocolate morsels.

Amazing? Yes, yes it was πŸ™‚ And very filling! I really didn’t notice the difference from when I used my greek yogurt but in regards to regular yogurt it made a big difference, so if you are using plain ol yogurt then go for the chia!!

Lunch was simple, nothing crazy πŸ˜‰

I am loving these 100 calorie Thomas English Muffins! I put a turkey patty and some deli meat inside for a perfect sammie πŸ˜€

I keep thinking its Saturday for some reason because I’m just relaxing with the boyfriend studying about to start studying the upper limbs of the body.

TGIF everyone!!

Decided to get a little creative with my lovey dovey text messages πŸ˜€

Any plans for tonight?

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33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary @ Bites and Bliss  |  02/18/2011 at 5:12 pm

    What a coincidence! Michael and I were just talking about chia pets the other day! I’m not sure *how* we got onto that topic..just one of those random things I guess. πŸ˜› You’ll have fun with the chia seeds whenever they get there!

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  • 2. spoonfulofsugarfree  |  02/18/2011 at 6:12 pm

    I love chia in oats! But I love my chia plant, too πŸ˜‰

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  • 3. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin  |  02/18/2011 at 7:49 pm

    I love the texture that chia seeds give oats! And all the omega 3s and antioxidants that you get from them isn’t too shabby either. πŸ˜€

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  • 4. Angie @ The Fitness Apple  |  02/18/2011 at 9:26 pm

    I always by the honey wheat english muffins by thomas’s s SOOOOO DELICIOUS

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  • 5. fashionfitnessfoodie  |  02/18/2011 at 9:40 pm

    I just got my chia seeds too but I have yet to use them… I need to get on it!!! No plans tonight, I’m boring hahah

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    • 6. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:24 pm

      Lol I stayed in to study 😦

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  • 7. Colleen  |  02/18/2011 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve never tried chia seeds in my oats, but I’ve really been wanting to! And tonight’s big plans consisted of hangin’ out with mom & dad πŸ™‚

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    • 8. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:25 pm

      You must get them asap! πŸ˜€

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  • 9. TheNewHealthy  |  02/18/2011 at 10:30 pm

    Chia seeds make oats so much better, don’t they?! I just ordered more today–I can’t be without them! πŸ˜‰

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    • 10. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:25 pm

      Omg yes I thought it was all in flax. Boy was i wrong!

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  • 11. whatkateiscooking  |  02/18/2011 at 11:16 pm

    I put chia seeds in a smoothie once and didn’t care for it, but in oats they are awesome!

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    • 12. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:25 pm

      I love them πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Erika  |  02/18/2011 at 11:24 pm

    I love chia seeds! I wonder how the figured out that chia seeds are actually really tasty – they probably laughed at the freak (genius?) who decided to taste the packet of seeds from his Chia Pet. Haha. ;]

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    • 14. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:25 pm

      I’m glad they did πŸ˜‰

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  • 15. Ellie  |  02/19/2011 at 1:05 am

    You know what else is bomb?! Rudi’s spelt and whole wheat english muffins! Those are higher in calories but so soft and chewy! Hope you have a beautiful start to your saturday Jenni!

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    • 16. Ellie  |  02/19/2011 at 1:06 am

      OopS! Sorry, Jenny*

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    • 17. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:26 pm

      Omg I’ve never heard of those. Thanks for the tip πŸ˜‰

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  • 18. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition  |  02/19/2011 at 11:13 am

    I’ve been debating getting some chia seeds! I am just starting to do oatmeal (I used to do a mixture of cereals with fruit) and I am loving the change! Your oatmeal looks so delicious!

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  • 19. Casey  |  02/19/2011 at 12:02 pm

    Love Chia! I used it alot when I was abroad because I knew I was not getting enough fiber in my diet. Its a handy dandy little supplement

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  • 20. Sophia @ Raven Waves  |  02/19/2011 at 2:15 pm

    I need to try chia seeds, they’re all over the blog-overse! I’m obsessed with bagel thins right now, but the English muffins look yummy too!

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    • 21. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:27 pm

      If you like bagel thins then you’d love Western Bagels! Way fluffier and only 110 calories

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  • 22. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun)  |  02/19/2011 at 8:04 pm

    Your food looks the bomb.com.

    I have never actually tried chia seeds and I really wish somewhere near me sold them,

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    • 23. Jenny  |  02/19/2011 at 8:27 pm

      I got them off Amazon! πŸ™‚

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  • 24. paoang  |  02/19/2011 at 10:11 pm

    Mmmm those overnight oats looks so good! I’ve never had chia seeds before but am definitely DYING to give ’em a try!

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    • 25. Jenny  |  02/20/2011 at 10:07 pm

      You must, they make oats amazing

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  • 26. Sere  |  02/20/2011 at 11:39 am

    Your breakfast is a must try!

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  • 27. TheSceneFromMe  |  02/20/2011 at 12:05 pm

    I love chia seeds! I am new to eating them too. And it’s just weird to think of eating chia seeds when I envision one of those fluffy chia pets growing in my belly. Ha!

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  • 28. janethoffmann  |  02/20/2011 at 12:56 pm

    chia seeds are awesome! they really do create an amazing, and necessary texture. plus so great for you.

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  • 29. Sophia @ Raven Waves  |  02/20/2011 at 4:26 pm

    I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog!

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    • 30. Jenny  |  02/20/2011 at 6:06 pm

      Yay!! I feel so honored πŸ˜€

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  • 31. Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices  |  02/20/2011 at 6:49 pm

    I love that your bf gave you his pb jar πŸ™‚ so sweet!
    And, I LOVE those 100 calorie English muffins too! I actually had one this morning πŸ™‚

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  • 32. Alycia [Fit n Fresh]  |  02/20/2011 at 7:04 pm

    I throw chia seeds in everyyything [just like everyone else! lol] and did you make that valentine? Too cute! πŸ™‚

    Hope your weekend was fun!

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    • 33. Jenny  |  02/20/2011 at 10:06 pm

      Lol I did, I was pretty bored at home πŸ˜€

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