Carry Chia!

April 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm 19 comments

We stayed at a hotel with my parents recently…and I knew the only thing I would want to eat at their restaurant would be fruit. So I kicked it up a notch and brought a little baggie of chia with me. I asked the waiter for a glass of water without ice, dumped in the chia seeds, stirred and waited. In about 10 minutes, I had a nutritious breakfast packed with vitamins and goodness. I dumped it into a bowl, added some fruit and honey to the top and I was a happy girl!!

Don’t get discouraged when you’re traveling…CARRY CHIA!

*That little baggie behind my chia is my baggie of tea…a girl has GOT to have good tea on the road! Yum.

Amazon is the best place I’ve found to buy chia. It’s from Raw Food World, but shipped through Amazon. If you have a Prime account, it’s free to ship. This is CHEAP!! I’ve seen it in the grocery store for $18/lb. This is TWO lbs. for $10.95.

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Entry filed under: Chia Seeds, Traveling.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tara  |  April 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve just started using chia – nice idea! What types of tea do you drink?

  • 2. livelightly  |  April 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I linked to one of my faves in the post…Rishi Citron Oolong. I also like flowery/fruity green teas (i.e. Boulder Blues) and a good vanilla rooibos makes me happy…along with Evening in Missoula.

  • 3. Maria Widén  |  April 21, 2010 at 12:42 am

    What is “Chia”? I really like your blog although I sometimes don´t know what everything is. /Maria, Malmö, Sweden

  • 4. Stephanie  |  April 21, 2010 at 1:59 am

    That is an awesome idea. Seriously, I need your genius. I have 5lbs of chia (minus what we have scarfed in the last week) and never thought to bring it our with me, DUH!

  • 5. jason  |  April 21, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Wow! That was the shortest, best “How to Eat Raw in a Restaurant” post I’ve ever read. What a great idea!

  • 6. Kimberly  |  April 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What else can you do with chia? I bought some to try because you rave about it so much but now I feel like I don’t know where to start with it.

  • 7. natalie  |  April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    ok! I’m going to go get my baggie “to go” put in my purse right now!!!!!

  • 8. Lani Q  |  April 22, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I just ordered my very first chia seeds last week, they have not arrived yet but I am so excited to try them.

  • 9. Emily  |  April 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    LOL! I just started using chia as well! What great timing! Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  • 10. bex  |  April 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

    this is a wonderful idea! so many people have been telling me to start eating chia: this post is another voice towards that….

  • 11. carrie  |  April 28, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I’m wondering if I am allowed to take chia seeds along on international flights & through customs to europe- do you know? (or know where I could find the answer- I’ve tried searching the web, but haven’t come up with an answer). Any help from Sara or blog readers would be so appreciated!

    • 12. Laura p  |  April 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Talk to airline. They will tell u. Laura

  • 13. Erin  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve been wondering this for a while, so I guess I’ll just ask. If I look up Chia nutrition facts, it says that 1 oz has 18% calcium. That is a decent amount, but not 5x the amount of milk. I’ve seen it on some site promoting chia that it is 5x, but how do you really know? I gave up dairy a few months ago, and I’m nursing. I’m also planning on getting pregnant soon. Nursing and pregnant – I want to be sure I have enough calcium. Chia seems like a great way, but who’s right? 5x the amount of milk or 18% DV?

    Also, if you put it in baked goods, do you just put in the chia gel or the dry seeds?


  • 14. livelightly  |  April 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Erin…I never trust the numbers that the FDA puts out, but you have to remember that the absorption of calcium from dairy is not nearly as high as something like chia.

    I do take a calcium supplement (Vitamin Code – Raw Calcium) and eat raw goat’s milk cheese. Leafy greens are also an EXCELLENT source of calcium. If you are concerned, I would just get tested for deficiency. That’s really the only way to know.

    I’ve never baked with chia, but I’m sure it will tell you in the various recipes.

  • 15. Kelli  |  May 2, 2010 at 2:35 am

    What an amazing idea!

  • 16. cynthia Gunsinger  |  May 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Yum yum! I made this for breakfast this morning and am in love! Thanks!

  • 17. clbeyer  |  December 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Finally got some chia! What proportion of water to chia to you use? Do you happen to have any web links for other ways to use chia? Thanks so much for this great idea.

  • 18. Amy  |  December 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    so what exactly IS chia?? do you add it to stuff, ?? is it like a regular seed that you could grind to a butter? this is the 2nd time i have read about chia today. i have amazon prime right now..thinking i should pick some up. any other things i should pick up b4 my amazon prime runs out?? lol. i need to get the eating back to ‘clean.’ need ez stuff though

  • 19. Healthy tidbits | A SAHM's musings  |  December 31, 2012 at 10:23 am

    […] ***I was also reading Happy Foody and she has a little post on chia.*** […]


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