Chi-chi-chi-Chia madness!

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This week it’s all about chia seeds… for Labor Day made yummy oatmeal-honey-chia bread and oatmeal-raisin with chia seeds cookies!  Healthy and terribly delicious, as well as filling, one cookie or slice of bread goes a long way.

Isn’t it fascinating that Chia is the Mayan word for strength? It appears that Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance; just one spoonful of chia seeds could sustain them for 24 hours!

They are rich in fiber, omega-3 fat, protein, vitamins and minerals, as well as alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid besides being very high in fiber, providing nearly 11 grams per ounce.

So one slice of bread or a cookie will definitely boost your energy levels!

Happy Labor Day!