Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt

Lamb Stir-Fry with Pomegranate and Yogurt

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chia Seed Pudding with Sunflower Seeds and Berries

I can’t count the number of times that somebody has told me I should eat more omega-3 and that I should make sure Xavier gets a lot in his diet. This is not news to me but it’s easier said than done for somebody who can smell salmon from a mile away. I actually tried to give Xavier sardines when he was a baby in hopes that he would learn to like them from an early age and avoid my fate of gagging every time I see them. However, he’s my son so he gagged too. Good boy.

I had pretty much given up on omega-3 when along came chia seeds. Chia, more famously known in its Chia Pet form, is packed with these fatty acids, along with fiber, protein and other nutrients. It’s ant-inflammatory and stabilizes blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate at which carbohydrates are digested. It’s my new hero.

Chia seeds can be turned into a great warm breakfast cereal. Heat up 1.5 cups of almond, soy, coconut or regular milk until hot but not boiling. Stir in 4 tablespoons of chia seeds and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will turn into a jelly-like porridge. I realize this sounds gross but once you toss in some toasted sunflower seeds, a drizzle of honey, berries and ideally a spoon of coconut butter, this super food turns into a really awesome breakfast.

1 comment:

  1. And don't forget the hemp seeds. And a handful of buckwheat groats and a sprinkle of sea salt and a dash of cinnamon. NOW you're talking!!