CHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIA!!!

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Chia seeds would have to be one of my favourite foods. I have diverticulosis..(that’s where you have little pockets in your gut that can trap seeds etc yucky..AND painful)..so chia wasn’t something I could eat in, say a bread with chia seeds in it.

For women, the RDI of omega-3s is 1.1 grams (1,100 mg) a day, so if you’re looking for a new food source that’s vegan, gluten-free, and easy to digest, then these babies are your new bestie.

About two tablespoons contains:

137 calories,one gram of saturated fat, 11 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, 177 milligrams of calcium, and 4.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.

So nutritionally speaking, these little guys rock.

You can do great things with Chia.

Oh. Em. Gee

This is my most favourite  breakfast recipe when I want to have a sweet breakfast.

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I heart plants

When I look at this picture it makes me feel good. The colours of the fruits and vegetables jump right off the page at you.

When I see that green capsicum, I’m reminded of when I was a small child and my Yia-Yia (thats Greek for Grandmother) grew them in our backyard veggie patch. We would pick them right out of the garden and eat them raw and crunchy. Oh so juicy and sweet.

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My grandmother grew up in Asia Minor. She was from a family who grew everything, so we did grow up on a diet of all vegetables in season, as well as (gulp) eating all parts of animals. She would never understand what a vegetarian was let alone a vegan!

Back to those lovely fruit and veggies….why not make yourself a delicious imgres

salad tonight

followed by a warmed berries with coconut yoghurt

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#veganspiel

why not try getting one of those beautiful big red or green capsicums from your fruit shop and core it, stuff it with rice, onions and fresh tomatoes and a dessertspoon full of nutritional yeast, bake for 35 mins and eat with a crunchy kale and  shaved fennel salad. Delish!