I love a good and healthy food find and this week, I'm crazy for chia seeds! I have had these tiny seeds on my radar for awhile, but it wasn't until I watched a few food documentaries that I learned more about their beneficial qualities and why I should be adding them to my daily diet. Chias are chock full of fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium and even some protein! Their gelatinous properties also are a great way to cleanse your system. Here is a quick round up of articles on the chia seed craze!
Lately, I've been adding chia seeds to my protein pancakes, paleo snack bites and even my morning smoothies! They also make a great addition atop my plain greek yogurt with fresh berries for some added crunch! A little goes a long way with chia seeds. I buy mine at Trader Joe's.
And, for a quick workout update this Friday, my baby and I are still cruising along at the gym about 5-6 days a week! As of yesterday, I am 30 weeks. OMG. Sadly, I had to slow down with the running because the extra weight in my baby belly causes me to cramp up, so the elliptical and I are best friends. I still mix in some strength training a few days a week Now that Spring is finally (almost) here, Wrigley and I can take advantage of long daily walks. Overall, I'm feeling great and I can't believe our little one will be here in about 10 weeks time.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter weekend! Don't forget to check out all of the other Health + Fitness Fridays posts over at A Daily Dose of Davis. Cheers!