Last month we featured a summer staple, sunflower seeds! This month we wanted to shift our focus to a different type of seed, Chia Seeds from Get Chia! This company has a variety of chia based snacks and bars that you can count on for your Super Food boost. Check out the Get Chia store to get your fill of delicious snacks created with Certified Organic Chia Seeds.
Here are some perks these small but mighty seeds provide:
Fit Snack Facts:
- Chia seeds contain SIX TIMES more calcium than milk, and more protein than soy
- They are grown on the Salvia Hispanica plant, which is related to mint
- “Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”
Your May Fit Snack box includes a Strawberry Blast FruitChia Bar. You won’t find any added sugars or preservatives here, just apple puree, apple concentrate, strawberry concentrate, and chia seeds. This is a yummy way to get your daily servings of fruits in, as one bar packs two full servings of fruit and contains over 1000mg of Omega-3. If you’ve tried them in our Fit Snack box, you have likely fallen in love, you can get more of these nutritious bars at www.getchia.com.
Aside from these convenient and delicious bars, chia seeds alone have a light nutty taste making them easy to add to recipes. Be sure to add Get Chia’s other products in your next salad, green smoothie or cup of Greek yogurt!
Can you believe that 30 years ago, chia was mostly used to grow overnight animal plants? Thank goodness companies like Get Chia have brought their A game so that we can benefit from this super-seed and get the most out of our snacks!