Meet my new favorite snack: it’s quick, easy and delish. While chia seeds may evoke memories of your childhood ceramic pets, they are actually a superfood full of omega-3’s and fiber. The seeds themselves are pretty tasteless and complement a variety of different foods; sprinkle them on cereal, in a smoothie, over sauteed greens, in hummus or salsa, or on whatever you’re eating. Chia seeds have been recognized as a power seed for centuries – they were even an Aztec staple.
- 1 slice whole grain bread
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- Toast the bread.
- Spread peanut butter on the toast.
- Sprinkle chia seeds on top.
- Enjoy! (Easy as 1-2-3, right? Well, plus this last always-necessary step.)
Notes: Always look at ingredient labels when buying bread, PB and other cupboard staples. Bread: first ingredient should be a whole grain, and ideally all of the ingredients should be whole grains (enriched flour does not count!); if it contains anything artificial or that you can’t pronounce, or sugar, look for another kind. Peanut butter: should contain only peanuts, period. Go organic when possible.