Chi-Chi-Chi-Chia for You

This morning started out on a sweet note with a creamy bowl of overnight oats.

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After dinner yesterday I threw Coach’s Oats, chia seeds, strawberry banana Greek yogurt, milk and a heaping spoonful of strawberry preserves into a bowl and let it soak overnight.

(I highly recommend adding fruit preserves to overnight oats! It added the perfect punch of sweetness.)

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This morning, I stirred everything up and added a bit more milk and a sliced banana to the oats.

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I ate the oats out of a new bowl I got from my family for Christmas. I love the fun design and the depth. Perfect for stirring extra ingredients into overnight oats without worrying about overflow.

Whenever I hear back from readers who have unsuccessfully attempted overnight oats, the complaint is almost always that they were too liquidy. For me, the key to thick overnight oats is the inclusion of chia seeds.

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So how about a chance to win some chia seeds of your own?

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As you may know, I am a FitFluential ambassador and when the company put out a call for ambassadors who were big fans of chia seeds a few weeks ago, I immediately responded saying I looove the nutritious little seeds.

I’ve been eating chia seeds since the beginning of the year when I first tried them and haven’t looked back.

They’re great in cinnamon chia seed granola

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On top of pancakes, bagels, English muffins topped with peanut butter…

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Incorporated into smoothies or even in chocolate chia seed pudding

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A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a handful of chia seeds from The Chia Co, an Australian company that specializes in sustainable farming and the development of chia seeds and chia products.

The company boasts that their chia seeds are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Halal certified
  • Kosher certified
  • Excellent source of Omega 3
  • High Source of Protein
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Excellent source of dietary fiber
  • Endorsed by the Coeliac Society Inc (Australia)
  • Endorsed by the National Heart Foundation (Australia)
  • Grown naturally / GMO Free

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And now you can win chia seeds of your own from The Chia Co! (Note: This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by The Chia Co or Fitfluential and is simply coming from me and the samples they sent to me that I’ve chosen to pass along.)

Two winners will receive two bags of the chia seeds and a chia tank top!

To enter this giveaway, simply comment below telling me why you want to try chia seeds for the first time or tell me about your favorite way to enjoy chia seeds if you’re already a fan.

I will randomly select two winners tomorrow morning.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. Lyndsay says

    I have been dying to try chia seeds but can’t force myself to spend the money on them. All of your recipes sound great and I’d love to try them in some overnight oats!

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  2. Samantha says

    I love chia in basically everything, I sneak it in as much as possible (when my budget allows!)
    I love how it slightly gels in oatmeal but still has a pop to it!

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  3. Candace Mitchell says

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds forever! I have no idea where to find them where I live (Nova Scotia). I’d definitely start off with one of your recipes if I won 😉

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  4. Hayley Z. says

    Chia seeds have been shown all over blogs recently, and people boast of their nutritional quality. I have been wanting to try them, but didn’t know if they were something that is really healthy to consume with a normal balanced diet. Now that you say they are great, I am really wanting to try them! I do not live near any grocery stores that carry them, so that is why I am the ideal candidate to win this give away =) oh and also I am a poor college student!

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  5. Linz says

    my favorite way? i have to choose? you have introduced me to about 1,000 ways, so i guess my ONE favorite way is oatmeal/eggs/smoothies/granola! (what? it’s all one word…)

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  6. Kathy says

    I always read about chia seeds on your blog and have never tried them. Dr. Oz spoke about the benefits of chia seeds too on his show. I would love to win some!

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  7. Melissa says

    Chia seeds are yumo! I love putting them in my yogurt! I describe the texture as similar to kiwi seeds. Hard with a film around them! Adds some fun to the yogurt!

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  8. Tiffany says

    Chia seeds can be enjoyed just by adding them to a drink as well. We all drink water and a lot of us I’m sure are bored with it. Spice up that water with chia seeds. Place seeds in your water and allow to expand. Stir or shaking them around a bit breaks up the clumps if some develop. It makes drinking water more fun and even more nutritious. :-). I personally enjoy them in my vitamin water zero. If I am the winner I will continue to use them in my vitamin water zero at the gym and spread the love of them through all the awkward question I get asking what I am drinking 🙂

    Drink chia seeds!

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  9. Brianne says

    I would love to try the Chia seeds in overnight oats. I am a huge fan of oatmeal in general and I even bought a box of the regular oats to try. Chia seeds are all the rage and with so many nutritional benefits I want to try them!

    Happy New Year!!

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  10. Jillian D. says

    I’ve never tried chia seeds and definitely want to. They are so nutritious and I eat oatmeal ALL the time – it would be the perfect addition!

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  11. says

    Ah! I’ve wanted to try Chia seeds for so long now, because of all the health benefits I hear they have, and the beautiful recipes I see people creating with them (Chia PUDDING? Count me in!).

    I’ve searched and asked at my local supermarkets, but they just stare back with a blank face. “What IS that?” Sigh…

    Thanks for the opportunity! I’d love to win some.

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  12. sherri says

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds since I recently learned about all of their nutritional benefits. I really want to love oatmeal (but don’t), so maybe chia is the key!!

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  13. Courtney says

    I have never tried Chia seeds but would love to try them! They are so nutritious and a great source of protein! I would love to try them in my oatmeal, smoothies and yogurt bowls!

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  14. Ariel says

    I’m always in search for a thicker overnight oats combo! Or a thicker smoothie. 🙂 If I can’t slurp it up with a straw, that would be perfect.

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  15. says

    I love chia seeds! I have never had them from The Chia Co. I actually wanted to buy some yesterday at Whole Foods, but they were $15.00! I like to mix two tablespoons of chia, almond milk, and berries for a great post-workout pudding. Delish!

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  16. says

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds since I’ve become a blogger but didn’t want to buy a whole bag if I ended up not liking them! I currently put flax seeds on my overnight oats, pancakes, etc. but would LOVE to try chia seeds in their place!

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  17. says

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for a while now, but I never think to actually pick them up when I’m grocery shopping. I’ve heard great things about their staying power!

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  18. Shelly says

    Oh wow, great giveaway! I’ve wanted to try chia seeds since seeing you and other foodies blog about adding them to so many foods! I have never tried them before and am interested in all the nutritional benefits they have.

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  19. Lauren says

    Honestly Ive never tried chia seeds, but ever since youve been incorporating them into your food Ive been meaning to pick some up from the store, but I always forget! So this would be a great opportunity for me to finally get some chia seeds!

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  20. alyssa - fashion fitness foodie says

    I’m already a fan of chia seeds but they can get PRICEY! I’d like to have some just to keep on hand so I can eat healthy even if i dont have wiggle room in my grocery budget.

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  21. Alex says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE chia seeds! I like to add them to yogurt, oatmeal, and overnight oats!! They make everything thicker, plus they have great nutritional benefits.

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  22. Becca B says

    i have been dying to try chia seeds! i used to love chia pets when i was a kid and had no idea you could eat them until recently! i would amp up my overnight oats, or maybe even attempt vegan baking, just to mix things up. they seem so versatile!

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  23. Megan S. says

    i would love to try out some Chia seeds! The Whole Foods store I think they’re at aren’t close to my house, so I haven’t gotten a chance to pick any up and try them!

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  24. says

    Totally curious about the chia seeds! I’m definitely looking for easy, non-dairy ways to add protein (and fiber, every pregnant woman’s friend) to my diet, and I feel like chia seeds could be the ticket.

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  25. christina says

    i’ve been using chia seeds for about a year and love to add them to yogurt and oatmeal. my new favorite thing to use them in is your recipe for cinnamon chia seed granola. oh.my.goodness……sooooooo yummy! (i made it yesterday along with the peanut butter granola. neither is going to last very long!)

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  26. Amy says

    I am in love with Chia seeds! My favs are the banana, peanut butter roll up wrap and your chia pancakes. I also add to yogurt with granola-actually I throw a handfull in whenever possible to add some crunch or to thicken something. My husband drinks chia fresca after long runs and now my father-in-law is hooked on them too. They are a tiny black pebble of goodness to.our family.

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  27. Megan says

    I’ve never had chia seeds but I love thick smoothies and think they may be the perfect addition to get some extra nutrients. I also love how versatile they are!

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  28. Lexie @ This Aussie Eats says

    I have been meaning to try chia seeds for a while now but always seem to forget when I am at the store so this would be the perfect opportunity! Oh, and it makes me super happy that the company of the giveaway is also Australian like myself 🙂

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  29. sarah @ sarah learns says

    i LOVE chia seeds! my favorite way to enjoy them is in overnight oats – mine are never the same when i don’t add chia.

    i’ve never tried chia pudding, but i definitely would if i won some!

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  30. Liz says

    I am have been starting a new diet called the Wheat Belly, and it incorporates no glutenin your diet. I think the Chia seeds will be great to help me kick start my weight oss.

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  31. Stace says

    I love Chia seeds. I am nearly out though and have only about 3 servings left! I put them in everything. Smoothies, pancake batter, and on toast. A girl at work just found out about chia seeds and she eats em’ straight up!! Down the hatch with a water chaser.

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  32. Janet says

    I loooove chia seeds! Eat them almost every day! I mostly eat them in yogurt, sometimes with carob powder (which is naturally sweet unlike chocolate) or berries. I keep a bag in my office and if I’m out of food, I’ll mix chia seeds with milk and dig in. Yum!

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  33. says

    I heard about Chia seeds a few months ago, bought some and then just recently had enough guts to give them a try. My favorite way to eat them is on top of an english muffin with peanut butter (in place of where I normally would have used flaxseed) or in Chia Oatmeal Pudding, so yummy! What a great giveaway and description of their benefits 🙂

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  34. says

    Ever since I started reading your blog, I’ve been curious about chia seeds. I actually passed them in the grocery store last week and debated buying them to try them out. I’m always a fan of something delicious that also adds a nutritional punch!

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  35. Angie Mae says

    Ive never tried them!! I would like to though-everything you make looks Delish! I have a killer pancake recipe I would pair them with 🙂

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  36. Elizabeth says

    I always mix cottage cheese and Greek yogurt together with cinnamon and frozen blueberries. Chia seeds would be a great addition!!

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  37. Caitlin says

    I would LOVE LOVE to try chia seeds! I love adding extra nuttrition in to my diet any way I can and have been intrigued by your many recipes that use them!

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  38. says

    I’ve never tried them before, but I love the idea of bulking up my oatmeal. For some reason, oatmeal doesn’t seem to keep me full as long as other breakfasts, so I’d like to try the chia seeds for extra staying power!

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  39. Kimberly says

    I love ‘hiding’ them in food I cook for my boyfriend; meatballs, steak, rice, chili. If he asks what the little black things are, I just tell him it’s ground pepper. He would never eat them otherwise!

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  40. Annette says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chia seeds. I found them about 6 months ago and haven’t looked back. Before a long run I always eat a whole wheat English muffins with peanut butter, banana and I sprinkle chia seeds on top. I also include them in my smoothies, protein pancakes and really anywhere I see fit. I agree with the overnight oats, chia seeds are the key!

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  41. Amanda says

    I would LOVE to try chia seeds! I can’t seem to find them anywhere. I am always looking for new ways to slip a little extra nutrition into my diet!

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  42. Nathan Miller says

    First. Thanks for the chance to win and passing them along to us. I have never tried these guys and think I can incorporate them into my baking and use them to make some healthier cookies for the family

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  43. Rosalie says

    I love chia seeds! When my mom started incorporating them into her smoothies about a year or two ago, I was a little apprehensive…. But now I am hooked! My favorite way to enjoy them is in your recipe for cinnamon chia seed granola. Love the crunch it adds!

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  44. Lindsey Nelson says

    I would love to try out chia seeds! I’ve been reading so much about them on your blog and on others and would love to try them in my oatmeal or with some yogurt 🙂

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  45. sandy wilson says

    I have been dying to try Chia seeds. I was afraid to purchase and not like them, but they really look good in the overnight oatmeal and pudding.

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  46. says

    I want to try chia seeds for the health benefits they offer. I’ve never used them but would like to try them in my oats, shakes and protein pancakes for an extra punch of health.

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  47. Kate says

    I’ve heard about chia seeds all over the place. Since oatmeal and smoothies are FIXTURES in my diet, I figure it would be silly not to at least TRY throwing some chia seeds into the mix!

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  48. Jill says

    I’d love to try new things and chia seeds sound interesting. They’re so expensive, so this would be a nice prize!

    (also: how do you know what you will want for breakfast the next morning ? I know people prep the night before…but what if the next morning you have complete opposite desire?).

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  49. Ruth says

    One of my new years resolutions is to eat more protein. With that beig said, chia seeds would be the perfect start to the new year!!! I absolutely love oatmeal so I’d probably begin with the overnight oats recipie!

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  50. Hannah says

    I love adding chia seeds to my greek yogurt everyday. For the people who were turned off by the price – Amazon sells them in bulk for super cheap. I bought 6 lbs of them and split them up between friends…in the end we each paid about $10 for 2 lbs (which will last a LONG time)

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  51. Amanda says

    LOVE CHIA! I usually have some every morning… either in a green smoothie with blended kale, almond milk, beets, apples, banana… or add them to my quinoa breakfast with almonds and blueberries! 🙂 They’re also fantastic to add into any baking or chili! YUMMERS!

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  52. Mary Babicki says

    I would love to try chia seeds in oatmeal, pancakes, maybe even eggs? I throw flax seed in everything, why not chia seeds! 😉

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  53. Megan says

    I’ve only just begun my journey with chia seeds 🙂 I’ve seen tons of recipes and look forward to trying them all! I’ve only tried a few so far but they’ve been great! I’d love the chance to win this giveaway so I can make more fun and healthy recipes!!!

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  54. Mary says

    I’ve never tried chia seeds! I just saw an article about them in Oxygen Magazine and have been dying to try them. I would definitely put them in my morning oats 🙂

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  55. Laurie says

    I can’t wait to incorporate chia seeds into my diet, but I can never find them in any stores! I am an oatmeal girl, so that chia seeds will be a nice addition every morning

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  56. Anna says

    I love making a glass of water with lots of lemon, adding chia seeds, and letting it sit for around 10 minutes. The chia gels up and it gives the drink such a fun texture – almost like a healthy bubble tea!

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  57. Meredith says

    I LOVE CHIA SEEDS! I’ve been eating them for about a year now. I usually sprinkle them in between a PB&J, in cereal or between the jelly and egg when eating a breakfast egg and jelly sandwich!

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  58. Valerie says

    I’m always looking for new, nutritious foods to introduce to my diet. I’ve been meaning to try chia seeds for a while! Even if I don’t win, I’m going to pick some up this weekend to finally try!

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  59. Nicki says

    I like adding chia seeds to sugar-free pudding. I make it (from the box), but thin it out with extra milk, add the chia seeds in, let it sit for a few hours, and it creates a HUGE bowl of pudding that’s extra thick!

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  60. Michelle Barker says

    Hi Julie!
    I have always wanted to try chia seeds because they would be a great new additive for my diet! I have not tried them yet because I am a student that is on a tight budget and here where I live chia seeds are very very expensive!

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  61. Gina @ Will Run for Cupcakes says

    Part of my new years resolution is to cook more at home and incorporate extremely healthy elements into most of my meals. I once tried fish oil for Omega 3’s but there was some dry heaving involved 🙂
    Chia seeds must be the way to go!

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  62. Laura says

    I’ve never tried chia seeds before but I know about all their amazing health benefits. Each morning I eat many of the foods that you and other bloggers mention that they’re tasty on – I want to try them out!

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  63. Margaret says

    I’ve been wanting to try the chia seeds, but have been intimidated 🙂 I would definitely add them to my daily (ginormous) bowl of oatmeal!

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  64. Linsey T says

    I’ve never used chia seeds or heard of them until I was told about your blog by my mother-in-law. I would love to try them! I do your overnight oats with out them. 🙁

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  65. Julie says

    Hi Julie!
    I absolutely love chia seeds and use the regularly in my morning oats. However, I would love to be able to start using them in on top of toast, in baked goods, and over pancakes and yogurts.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  66. Margaret says

    I’ve always wondered what a chia pet tastes like! JK,JK, I have seen them on so many healthy living websites I wonder what I am missing!

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  67. Cher says

    Love the tanktop! haha.
    I like chia seeds in Oh she glows’ toffee chocolate chunk bars. I eat chocolate chia seed breakfast mix plain as well!

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  68. Andy Stokes says

    Reading about them on your blog has made me curious about eating them. I am looking for something to add to my salads and a good alternative food source to use while running and cycling.

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  69. says

    I read your blog everyday. I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for while. Part of my New Years Resolution is to prepare my meals the night before so I’m not tempted to go out to lunch. This includes my breakfast…my go to lately is yogurt at my desk. I know I can do better than that! Maybe having something new to try will be the kick start I need!

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  70. Nicole says

    I havnt tried them yet, but I eat oatmeal, smoothies, trailmix and granola/ cereal regulary and I would love to try incorporating chia seeds into these dishes/snacks.

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  71. Molly says

    I want to try chia seeds because I already love ground flaxseed, but I’m starting to get a little bored with it. I’d like to try some other foods with healthy fats!

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  72. Rowen says

    I want to see what all the hype is about! I’m seeing them everywhere, and I’d love to try them in oatmeal on top of a peanut butter+ banana english muffin 🙂

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  73. Keaghan says

    I was born with a heart problem ad koove staying active and incorporating omega-3 into my diet! Plus I love nutty flavours and would top my Greek yogurt with the chia seeds! Or on pancakes.. Or in my pb sandwiches..

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  74. Lesley says

    I tried Chia seeds this year thanks to your blog and now I add them to everything–oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, PB & J sandwiches….the list is endless!

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  75. Kaelin says

    I haven’t tried them yet, but everyone seems to use them and like them on the blogs that I read! I love oatmeal, shakes, granola, etc. So I would probably use it in those things.

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  76. Tiffany says

    I’ve never tried them before but Id want to put them in my overnight oats because the one time that I did try making them, they were too watery!

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  77. Diana says

    I’ve wanted to buy chia seeds since last January when I started reading food and health blogs after I first learned that I had celiac disease!

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  78. Rachel says

    I have never tried chia seeds but would LOVE to! Now that I eat gluten free I’m always looking for ways to up my nutrition. Even better, the company labels their product gluten free!!

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  79. Nicole says

    I have always wanted to try chia seeds because I read about them on your blog all the time! I would loveeee to make your chia seed overnight oats or the cinnamon chia granola. Yum!

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  80. Kristin says

    Big fan of chia seeds! Love them in overnight oats, oatmeal, on top of pancakes, sprinkled in yogurt…pretty much like them with anything!

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  81. Nicole says

    I sneak chia seeds into baked goods like muffins and homemade crackers and every morning I sprinkle them atop toast that includes almond butter, a banana, molasses, cinnamon and then chia seeds! I’d love to try a new brand and that tank top is adorable!

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  82. says

    well all my favorite bloggers are ALWAYS talking about them, so obviously i can’t wait to try them – i just have never buckled down and bought them. i think if i don’t win, it’ll be about time that i just go to the store and finally get some 🙂 i want to try them in my oats and sprinkled on salads, maybe!

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  83. jaci says

    I absolutely love chia seeds! My favorite is in water with some lemon or lime and a drop of honey. I have extremely low blood pressure, so having these little guys all the time help to keep me extra hydrated so I don’t pass out.

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  84. Lauren says

    I just using chia seeds & love them. So far I’ve used them on top of waffles, french toast & cereal. When it warms up I want to try chia seeds in overnight oats.

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  85. Erin says

    My favorite use of chia seeds is overnight oats, but I have used them inside pancake batters, muffins, smoothies. They really do thicken up whatever it is your making 🙂

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  86. Randyll says

    I having been using Chia seeds for a couple months now. I incorporate them into my meals everyday, whether it be oatmeal, smoothies or baked good.

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  87. Sarah says

    I love chia seeds in a pudding! It is quick and yummy! Basically i stir chia seeds into a bowl of milk ( typically the ratio of milk to chia is 2:1). I then add sweetener ( i use stevia) and vanilla/ almond extract. Today i added chopped walnuts and chocolate chips! The chia seeds gel up and become the consistency of tapioca pudding. One of my fave breakfasts.

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  88. Julie says

    I have been dying to try chia seeds, but can’t seem to get myself to spend the money on it not knowing whether or not I will like it. The health benefits look amazing!

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  89. Sarah C says

    I’ev tried them before and they were pretty fun. I liked adding them to my peanut butter/banana oatmeal. I just started making your overnight oats and definitely want to add them to that too!

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  90. Ashley says

    I’ve been having some challenges with my health since August and recently saw a natural care Dr that put me on loads of natural supplements. I would love to add chia seeds to my diet as another natural supplement to help boost my health.

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  91. says

    my favorite way to use chia seeds is def oatmeal! like you said, it really helps thicken it up and gives it a unique texture!! I was also using them in smoothies a lot in the summer but havent been making them too often lately!
    ~Jenn

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  92. Taylor says

    I’ve been dying to try chia seeds! I got a vita mix for Christmas and would love to try them in smoothies! Also I’ve only attempted overnight oats once and definitely could use the thickness of chia seeds! : )

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  93. Lindsey says

    I love them on all sorts of things! Overnight oats and salads are where they make their appearance most often. I’ve even convinced my mom to try them!

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  94. Lacey says

    Love love love them in hot oatmeal! Keeps me full in the morning! However l, they are also awesome in granola and cookies! Helps me not eat the entire batch :0)

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  95. Sara says

    I’ve tried chia seeds before and didn’t love the texture they gave my oats, but I would definitely give them another shot in your recipes!

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  96. Monique Gagnon says

    omg I’ve wanted to try Chia seeds for SOOO long!!! I’ve heard about so many great ways to incorporate them into every day baking/cooking, not to mention their nutritional value is awesome!

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  97. Callie says

    I love the little pop of texture they add to my yogurt! I’ve been out for quite a while and would love to have some chia back in my life! 🙂

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  98. says

    I’d love to win some Chia seeds! My doc has told me that they’d help with some of my Lupus symptoms but I’ve been hesitant to buy them in case I don’t like them but would love to try them in some oats [brrr, it’s getting cold up here] or on top of some brancakes!!!

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  99. Jennifer says

    I just got a blender for Christmas & I have been drinking smoothies non-stop! I used your recommendation of xanthan gum. What are the nutritional benefits of these seeds? Would love to throw a handful in my smoothies!

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  100. Allie says

    I. LOVE. CHIA. SEEDS. They are a staple in my diet. I love chia seeds in overnight oats–they make the texture so yummy! I’m actually home from school and since my mom doesn’t understand the beauty of the seed, I’ve been without them. My oatmeal, overnight oats and greek yogurts are very lonely. Convince my mom otherwise and give us some Chia!

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  101. Allie says

    I’ve been really wanting to try Chia seeds because you always blog about them but haven’t gone for it yet because they look like sesame seeds which I despise! Plus, I just got a Ninja blender for Christmas so maybe this will be the smoothie add-in that I need!

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  102. Kristina says

    CHIA PET? I was so confused many months ago when I started hearing of this “chia seeds” that you put on almost all of your breakfasts. I would love to try, especially to my oatmeal!

    Thank you!

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  103. Ashley says

    My favorite way is definitely in overnight oats. I can’t ever find them though so I rarely get them. My grocery stores don’t carry the stuff and GNC charges way to much. 😛

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  104. Ashley says

    I tried chia seeds for the first time just over a month ago and love them! I’ve started to replace my flax meal in hot cereals, granola and muffins with chia seeds. I love the nutritional punch!

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  105. says

    LOVE CHIA SEEDS! We use them in just about anything breakfast related, especially smoothies! And it’s the perfect add-in when I make “ice cream” since I don’t use actual cream it helps thicken it up. 🙂

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  106. Eileen says

    I keep hearing about the benefits of chia seeds and would love to try them. I have been putting flax seeds in my smoothies and oatmeal and would like to try something a little different.

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  107. Lauren T says

    I would LOVE to win the Chia seeds because I’ve never tried them before, but I have always been intrigued by them after reading about them on several blogs. I would definitely put them on top of toast with almond butter! Oh and in smoothies!

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  108. Caitlin Webster says

    Julie, I have been wondering about these mysterious chia seeds ever since I first read about them on your blog (which I love btw). I would love to try them, they sound like a healthy and versatile treat! You are so kind to share your samples 🙂 Thamk you for the daily food/workout/fashion/and life in general guidance. I love coming to your blog for inspiration and motivation. You rock!

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  109. Jessica says

    I love chia seeds in my oatmeal, but want to try them in a smoothie soon. I even got my husband on board this week, now he eats them too!

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  110. says

    Chia seeds are incredible. If you blend up some blueberries and add them in and then put in some chia seeds and over night them, blamo you have some super delicious low sugar (no refined sugars) and high delicious blueberry jam!!! It is really delicious, and if you are cleansing it is the perfect sweet treat.

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  111. Kathy says

    I love chia seeds in my hot oatmeal. it really does add volume and creaminess! I need to try them in overnight oats with yogurt sometime too!

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  112. says

    Submitted to soon! The trick is to let the seeds sit in the liquid for just a bit before cooking/blending/eating. Really fills your tummy up and provides your body with great nutrition that’s hard to get from anything else!

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  113. Nicole says

    I’ve never tried Chia seeds, but I would love to win the the giveaway to incorporate them into some of the recipes you’ve featured on your blog. I’ve read about the overnight oats for a while now and have been itching to try a batch, I think the seeds would be great in them!

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  114. Nadine says

    First I had to get past the whole Chia pet connection, but once I tried them I thought they were great. I like them in overnight oats and in smoothies to give a little texture. Can’t wait to try them in more things – plus a little goes a long way so the cost isn’t too bad considering that a bag will last a while.

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  115. Emily says

    i would LOVE to try chia seeds! for one, my overnight oats ALWAYS turn out liquidy! its so frustrating..so adding chia i think would do the trick. ive seen them in the store and have always been slightly intimidated…but after reading about them so much on here + other blogs..i think im willing to make the leap and try em!

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  116. Kathy says

    I haven’t tried chia seeds yet, but after hearing so many wonderful things about them on blogs and they are mentioned in the book Born to Run, I’ve been very curious!

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  117. says

    I’ve seen them on quite a few blogs this year. I did a wikipedia search and it looks like they could be a good alternative to the boring (and not so tasty) Fiber One cereal I’ve got to eat to keep things in proper order 🙂

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  118. Valerie says

    I have been hearing such great things about Chia seeds so I am dying to try them! All of your recipes sound amazing, I need some Chia seeds in my life! 😉

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  119. Stacey C says

    I LOVE Chia seeds. I will admit, I was nervous to try them the first time but now I am hooked. I love them in oatmeal and as a crunch in greek yogurt. Happy New Year!

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  120. SaraA says

    I would love to try chia seeds! I haven’t been able to buy them before, but I’d love to add them on top of pancakes with peanut butter. Thanks for sharing your samples!

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  121. Liz Marchese says

    I’ve always wanted to try them b/c I eat overnight oatmeal every morning! I’m also always looking to add omega 3 the natural way too!

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  122. Angie says

    I’m addicted to chia seeds! And my family thinks i’m nuts because of it. They think i’m going to start sprouting little green leaves out of my body like a chia pet. Hasn’t happened yet! 🙂 I love them in my overnight oats, and chia seed pudding is delicious!

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  123. Kassidy says

    I want to try Chia Seeds because since I cut out dairy from my diet I feel like I haven’t been getting enough protein, chia seeds would be perfect to fill in the gaps!

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  124. says

    I actually just saw an episode of doctor oz a few days ago and chia seeds were one of the hot topics of the day. Something I didn’t know that he showed on the show was that chia seeds expand to several times their size when in your stomach, leaving you feeling full. After watching that and knowing you use them in several of your delicious breakfasts, I was on a mission to find them. But unfortunately, the two stores I went to didn’t sell them 🙁 Anyway, I’m definitely going to get my hands on some and try them!

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  125. Jamie Williams says

    I love chia seeds!! I add them to overnight oats and make chocolate chia seed pudding!! I also add them when I am baking muffins and cookies!

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  126. Jenni says

    I have been wanting to try Chia seeds for quite a while now after seeing them on yours and a couple other blogs. I live in a small town where I cannot find them, plus I didn’t know a ton about them. If I don’t win the giveaway I’ll have to try and order this brand online!

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  127. Jen says

    I’ve been wanting to try them since I’ve been seeing them pop up everywhere, but I’m not willing to spend the money on something I’m unsure of liking!

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  128. Laura katherine says

    I love chia seeds!! I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a couple months ago and my doc and nutritionist suggested a GF lifestyle and told me chia would help my digestion and pain. I LOVE them. Oats, smoothies, pancakes, the possibilities are endless! I’ve even gotten my family to give them a whirl! Now they’re team chia too 🙂

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  129. Katie says

    I have tried a tiny amount of chia seeds a while ago… mostly on top of my morning granola or fruit-yogurt-combo. But I haven’t really found a good way to incorporate them in my everyday routine… So I’d love to try out some more and learn about new ways to eat them :))

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  130. Christina says

    I love sprinkling chia seeds in batter for waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc. Kids have no idea they are eating something that is so good for them!

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  131. Cathy says

    One of my favorites is half a sandwich round topped with whipped cream cheese, peanut butter, Chia Seeds, and half of a banana! Love my Chia Seeds!

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  132. Brenna says

    I love Chia Seeds! After reading about them in so many blogs I tried them earlier this year and also never looked back. My favorite way to eat them is to stir them into greek yogurt.

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  133. Heather says

    I keep hearing great things about Chia seeds and want to try them so bad! They don’t sell them in my area and haven’t had time or money to find them online!
    Love the blog and want to win the tank and seeds!!!

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  134. Freja says

    I’d love to try chia seeds because I’ve read that they have great anti-inflammatory properties. I currently have a knee injury and am willing to try anything to get back to running! 🙂

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  135. katherine w. says

    Haha those tank tops are fabulous.

    I’d love to try chia seeds because I keep hearing such good things about them but never think to buy any to try…

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  136. says

    Such a wonderful giveaway! I have been wanting to try Chia seeds for a while now but just have not gotten around to buying them. I want to try them because of their great nutritional benefit. Plus there are so many recipes out their that call for them! LIke overnight oats, granola, and I even saw a fudge recipe with chia seeds in it!

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  137. JessieBee says

    I’m a Chia Fan already and like to add them to oatmeal, but my manager’s hubby just decided to take control of his health and start eating healthier, so I would love to share these little seeds with him!

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  138. says

    I have never ever ever tried chia seeds! I am also a fit fluential ambassador but a newbie, so I would totally love to see what all the buzz is about the chia seeds by putting them in my morning oatmeal or my afternoon smoothie!! Thanks Julie!

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  139. Lainie says

    Such a sweet giveaway- thank you, Julie! I rarely buy chia seeds because they’re so expensive but I absolutely love them. Overnight oats are my favorite way to eat them, but I love them sprinkled on top of yogurt, too.

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  140. Audrey says

    I have been reading your blog for sometime now and have learned some great tips on fitness and healthy recipes. I have seen the chia seeds on here before and would love to try them, would purchase them but not quite sure where I would find them. Currently I am doing a challenge for 60 days at our local gym to see whom can loose the highest percentage of body fat. So I am changing my diet some and increasing my workouts. I would love to be given the chance to try the chia seeds. Seems like there are a lot of different rexipes for them. To get them into your body for extra portein.
    Thank you Julie. 🙂

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  141. Edita says

    I’ve never tried them before but I’d love to be able to sprinkle a bit of extra nutrition in my smoothies or oatmeal or anything really!

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  142. says

    I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate new healthy things in my life! These chia seeds seem like they may be the perfect new addition – would LOVE to try them!

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  143. Amy says

    I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more protein into my diet since I don’t eat a lot of meat, and these would be perfect with oatmeal or yogurt! I also get a kick out of the fact that they’re used for chia pets! Who knew they were so nutritious!?

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  144. Janiek says

    I want to try them because I’ve seen them all over blogging world and went looking everywhere but they just don’t sell them out here!! So frustrating. GRrrrr.

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  145. Katelyn says

    I’ve always been curious about chia seeds ever since I’ve seen you post about them! I think I’d really like to try them in granola.

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  146. dana a. says

    I would love to try chia seeds for my first time because I am just introducing oatmeal to my breakfast time and I need to add something to it. I can’t eat the oatmeal plan and anything that adds any crunch, I love!

    Thanks for the giveaway and I love the new bowls, so pretty!

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  147. says

    That is too funny! I did a Chia Seeds post today on my blog. I had never tried them before yesterday and so far, I LOVE them in a beverage called DrinkChia! Looking forward to trying the actual seeds themselves sprinkled on meals, and I would also like to try adding them to smoothies, or even oats.

    Check out my post on DrinkChia! The drink is awesome! 🙂
    http://bit.ly/thubWi

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  148. Cassie says

    I would love to try Chia Seeds due to the wonderful health benefits that they offer. I imagine I’d try them in overnight oats, since I am already a fan of overnight oats without them!

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  149. Allison says

    I’ve been dying to try chia seeds but haven’t been able to find them at my grocery. I’d love to try them in overnight oats or granola (two of my favs!). Thanks Julie!

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  150. Rachel Ronsman says

    I would love to win the chia seeds to start adding them to my smoothies and into my granola recipe. I’ve hesitated buying them at the store, not sure if I will like them or not!

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  151. Caitlin says

    I have never dried Chia seeds but I think they would be great in my afternoon snack – Greek yogurt and granola. They look delicious on top of pancakes too!

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  152. says

    I absolutely swear by Chia seeds! I am consistently training for a race and have found Chia seeds to keep my fueled. I have a noticeable increase of energy and my hydration is better. Plus I always feel great!

    I’d love to re-stock up on Chia because my supply is 2 servings away from being done for. And lets face it, I’m a single girl on a budget, anything helps!

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  153. beth says

    i’ve been dying to try them myself…can’t buy them in my town….plus i really want to share with my husband and parents for all the health benefits that i think they would benefit from even more than me!

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  154. Traci says

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds for the longest time! I’m sure I would find all kinds of ways to use them, including in smoothies and my morning oatmeal.

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  155. Kinzie says

    I would love to try chia seeds for the first time! I have been seeing them in your recipes and various other places and am very curious to try the nutritious little things 🙂

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  156. Kristin says

    I would love to try Chia seeds because I have heard so much about the benefits of Chia seeds for your digestive system…even Dr. Oz spoke about them last week. I would love to add them to my greek yogurt and fruit breakfast bowls for a little extra crunch! Thanks for hosting another giveaway 🙂

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  157. Kari says

    I love adding flax seed to various recipes and breakfast foods–I would love to incorporate chia seeds just as much as flax! Especially baking! Something different for sure. And the tank top would be nice to have to work out in! 😀

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  158. lori says

    mmmmmmmmmm….i heard about chia seeds a couple of days ago. i found them at my local health food store yesterday. i wasn’t quite sure what to do with them….i found your blog, and became intrigued at the variety of ways that you can incorporate these tiny seeds into foods. last night, i made, and yes ate, your chocolate chia pudding. well now……can we talk? tasty!!! the texture is most definitely pudding like. i liked the little crunch of the chia seeds. tiny tiny morsels of high octane!!!! adding cocoa powder with a touch of sweeter was a wonderful idea as well. the next time i make it, i am going to add a pinch of cinnamon too. your numerous posted recipes are extremely helpful. for me, because of your blog, this tiny power house seed, doesn’t seem like a scarey mystery anymore! i look forward to trying many of your recipes. thank you!!!!!

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  159. Felicia says

    I would love to try chia seeds. I do not eat any seafood and this sounds like a great way for me to incorporate in some omega- 3s! I am just beginning my weight loss journey and am looking to find new healthy ideas for food so I don’t get bored eating the same thing. Thanks!

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  160. Brandi says

    Im a chia seed virgin, but would love to try them in desserts/oatmeals to thicken them up! I have been hesitant to try chia seeds bc of the price.

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  161. Ada says

    I’ve never tried chia seeds before but have always heard about how nutritious they are! Would love to give them a go in smoothies, pancakes, oatmeal, etc.

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  162. KJ says

    My favourite is adding a tablespoon to some yogurt! Mmmm! I absolutely love chia seeds – I don’t like the taste of flax and don’t eat much fatty fish.

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  163. Chrissy says

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds foreva, but have just been too hesitant to pull the trigger. I’d love to try them in/on breakfast foods that I see on your blog!

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  164. Elisabeth says

    I’ve never tried them before, but have been wanting to for a long time! I always see them in oatmeal on your blog & Katheats 🙂

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  165. Blair Bostrom says

    I would love to try them! All the health benefits sound wonderful! I would put them in my yogurt,oatmeal and on my pancakes:)

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  166. says

    Oh, I want to win some chia seeds! I went to the grocery store to ask if they carried them in their health food section and the guy looked at my like I had been smoking something.

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  167. says

    2012 is my year to get healthy! With the added weight I’ve put on over the past 5 years and an upcoming fall ’12 wedding (yea!) I would love nothing more than to start off trying something new to me and nutritional that I could incorporate into my everyday life.
    The only real reason I haven’t tried them yet is b/c I’m cheap & the idea of shelling out money for a bagful of something I’ve never tried and may not like just doesn’t work for me.
    **Fingers crossed**

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  168. says

    I love chia seeds in yogurt but I recently made your Chia seed pudding recipe and fell in love! I am a texture person (meaning I love foods with weird textures!) and this definitely has an interesting (but great!) texture. YYay omega 3s!!!

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  169. Nicole W. says

    I have never had chia seeds but I love overnight oats and would love to try the seeds in the oats plus I would love to make your Chia seed pudding recipe.

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  170. says

    I tried Chia seeds for the first time this year. I recreated one of Matthew Kenney’s desserts, a vanilla Chia seed pudding. I loved the way it turned out and also love the nutrition in the seeds. I haven’t attempted another try, but I can’t wait to finally try making overnight oats!

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  171. Rachel says

    I LOVEEEEE Chia Seeds– I use them every single morning… 1 tbsp in my oats <3 I found that I'm actually obsessed with them and can't go a day without my chia haha 🙂

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  172. Joanne S says

    My favorite way to have chia seeds: ! whole wheat frozen waffle with peanut butter, banana and cinnamon and chia sprinkled on top! Such a yummy breakfast!

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  173. Hannah says

    I’ve been wanting to try Chia seeds since I read about them on your blog! Great nutrition, crunchy texture, and creamier overnight oats — sign me up!

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  174. says

    I’ve tried chia seeds before, and my favorite way to enjoy them is in a big bowl of overnight oats. My recent obsession is: 1/2 cup silk eggnog, 1/4 cup steel cut oats, 1 tsp almond butter/natural pb, half a banana (usually eat the other half while making them, ha!), and a serving of chia seeds. It’s a winner!! I actually started putting chia seeds in my oatmeal after I saw you do it so thank you!!!!

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  175. Kristen says

    I’ve been wanting to try them but they’re just not as readily available around me so when I go to the store and I don’t see them I just forget about them.

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  176. Sammi says

    I have been wanted to try chia seeds…pretty much in everything! 😉 I have heard so many great things about them, but I juste haven’t gotten around to buying them yet.

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  177. Jennifer C. says

    I’ve been meaning to try Chia seeds because I could use the extra nutrition they provide, but they are a little pricey and I’m worried I won’t like them. I would LOVE to win some!

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  178. Jamie says

    I’d love to try Chia Seeds as I’m always looking for new, healthy foods and these sound like a great, fun & exciting way to spice up some regular foods!

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  179. Sheena@inbetweenruns.com says

    I love chia seeds and eat them daily. You first introduced them to me back at the beginning of the year, and I have never turned back! I bake with them and throw them in desserts, muffins, cookies etc. I add them to my oatmeal, smoothies, cereal (starting to sound a little Dr. Suess… )

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  180. Kelsey says

    Like you, I am big on textures. I always add granola, nuts or seeds to give my yogurt bowl the perfect punch. I would love to try Chia Seeds for the added crunch and thickness!

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  181. Audrey says

    Ah I’ve always been intrigued by chia seeds ever since I stumbled across your blog!! And they are from Australia – the top spot on my dream travel destinations!! Love your blog!!!! 🙂

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  182. Darcie S. says

    I would love to try chia seeds because aside from the nutritional boost to meals, I also am a bit of a texture freak: I love crunch in EVERYTHING, so I think these would really help 🙂 Thanks!

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  183. Jean says

    I have never tried Chia Seeds. But with my New years resolution of adding in a little more nutrition in my diet, I may have to put these on the list.

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  184. Julie says

    I love them on top of cereal but my favorite way ive used them was making a chia egg and using it instead of a real egg to make brownies. They turned out perfect!

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  185. says

    I heard about them from your blog and absolutely LOVE them! I use them in overnight oats, or in a bowl of cottage cheese, cereal, and fruit. mmm, delish! My mom has even started buying them before I come home to visit now! 🙂

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  186. Jennifer says

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds forever! I would love to incorporate more protein with my breakfast and I think chia seeds would be an excellent way to do it 🙂

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  187. Kalyn says

    I have a chia seed obsession- I love them in overnight oats, sprinkled on whole wheat and ricotta topped bagels, and sometimes incorporated into baked goods!

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  188. Robin says

    I’ve always wanted to try them!! My only experience with chia seeds was 2nd grade Mrs.Carpen’s class. I tried growing a chia pet for a science project and failed miserably 🙁 So I had a hairless chia dog to turn in for my project haha

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  189. Helen says

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds for quite some time. However, I have not been able to find any anywhere in my small little town! I would love to add it to my overnight oats!

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  190. Carolyn B. says

    I have only tried chia seeds in overnight oats and smoothies, but I love them! I feel like I’m missing something if they’re not in there : )

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  191. Alisha says

    I want to try them because I’ve heard so many great things about them in food. Plus the benefits of them are amazing! I’m dying to try the Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding it looks deeelish!

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  192. Molly says

    I’ve never had chia seeds because they are impossible to find in my little east Texas town…but I really want to try adding them to my morning smoothies to add some extra nutrients into the mix!!

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  193. Tami says

    I first was introduced to chia seeds after reading Born to Run

    I add them to my water, sprinkle n pb toast, add to oatmeal, sauces, cookie mix, just about everything when I remember

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  194. Sheri says

    How funny. I’ve been looking for chia seeds for weeks after reading about them here. I finally found some when I went looking for them yesterday at a pharmacy of all places in the supplements section. However, they were 21 dollars for a small container and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it since I didn’t know if I liked them or not. So I’d be glad to try them!

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  195. Elizabeth says

    Julie, I have wanted to try Chia seeds ever since I saw you post about them, but I dont live near any healthy grocery stores that sell them 🙁 Please pick me!

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  196. Tara says

    I’ve wanted to try chia seeds for about a year now but can’t justify paying so much for them when I don’t know if I will like them! I’m an oatmeal fanatic, so it would be great to spice up my breakfast a bit.

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  197. Clarice says

    I’ve tried overnight oats twice now since being home on winter break and both times have been a complete fail! I’d love to try and see if chia seeds will help out the thickness.

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  198. Jamie says

    I need to win this! There are no chia seeds in West Virginia. haha. And I am scared to order them online and then not like the little seeds. I want to put them in overnight oats to fluff it up. 😉

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  199. Diana says

    I want to try Chia seeds in my overnight oats. I use flax seeds to thicken it up now, and it works well, but I am sure Chia seeds do a better job!

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  200. Laurel C says

    I’ve never tried chia seeds before, but I’ve been hearing so many good things about incorporating them into your diet and would LOVE to finally try them!

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  201. Brittany says

    I mix them with water to make a gel, and then add strawberries or any other fruit to make a jelly. Then I put them on Ezekiel bread or English muffins with some almond or peanut butter. Delish!

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  202. says

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds for about a year now but have found them to be rather pricey every where I see them! I know I should just take the plunge and buy them, but I’m a cheapo, especially when I’m not sure if I will like them or not!

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  203. Nikki says

    I would love to try Chia seeds for the first time – I just have never seen them in a store and haven’t been motivated to look for them online. Maybe this would get me hooked!

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  204. Lauren says

    I have been dying to try chia seeds! I have seen them pop up all over different health blogs, and I really want to try them in smoothies and oatmeal 🙂 Ch-ch-ch- chia!

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  205. Jialin Zhang says

    I’d love to incorporate chia seeds into my diet!! Maybe in overnight oats or pancakes? Everyone has such great things to say about them, and i’d love the chance to try them!

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  206. Dana says

    I would really like to try chia seeds….I sent my husband on a mission to find them, but he came up empty handed.