Scary new food

Chia seedsChia seeds have been around for centuries, and they’ve been making the rounds in blogland for a while now, so they’re not really new.

But they’re new to me. I finally tried ’em for the first time Wednesday.

This time, when I made a bowl of GoFitGals Strawberry Overnight Oats, I had the chia seeds to add to it. The first time I made the recipe, I opted not to pick up the seeds because they were crazy expensive. I found some in a different part of the store that weren’t as pricey. Anyone know why chia seeds would cost $9+ in a refrigerator case in the vitamin section but just $6 on a shelf next to the spices?

Anyway …

After work Tuesday night, I added 1 Tablespoon (1 WW Point) to the oats, berries, yogurt, almond milk & water the recipe calls for. Then I stirred everything together and put it in the fridge, without much hope that I was going to be impressed. The chia seeds reminded me of poppy seeds — tiny, round and black — and I’ve never liked things with poppy seeds.

I woke up Wednesday morning to this:

Strawberry Overnight Oats

It didn’t look too scary — and the seeds had plumped up quite a bit, relieving some of my apprehension. I stirred it up and took a bite. And another. And another.


The verdict? Delicious! The seeds didn’t have a discernible taste, but they added a chewy, almost nutty texture. I didn’t want the bowl to end …

I’m glad I gave chia seeds a chance. Strange new foods are good for me and the blog.

Speaking of the blog, my first WIAW post won’t be my last. Jenn has a great thing going on over at Peas and Crayons. I got three times the visitors today … and I got lots of great ideas from other posts.

I seriously could have spent hours spying on others’ eating habits. I had to cut myself off, or I’d have never gotten anything done.


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