Leafy greens for breakfast? Yup. Check out our superfood packed {Greek Breakfast Salad}

Summary: The greeks really know what they are doing – food wise. During our trip to Greece we encountered a variety of fresh ingredients in the breakfast salad bar…and you know what? Since it was readily available I found myself encouraged to eat … Continue reading

{Overnight Oatmeal: an affordable and nutritious breakfast alternative}

Summary:  Porridge is considered a traditional breakfast in many countries.  Why? It’s cheap, warm and comforting. However do you know that oatmeal is actually very healthy? It’s health quality can actually increase or decrease depending on how you prepare it. … Continue reading

{Strawberry-rhubarb cream cheese spread: eat it as breakfast, snack or appetizer}

Summary:  Now I know what you must be thinking…don’t they sell strawberry flavored cream cheese? Yes they do. However, they use the regular cream cheese in the store bought kind, I prefer the 1/3 less fat kind. Plus I like … Continue reading

{Wholesome Breakfast Muffins with Carrots, Oats, Cinnamon & Raisins}

Summary:  Break-fast. Yup. I am taking that word literally for this recipe….Just kidding…This carrot muffin recipe has been adapted and tweaked in order for these baked treats to be considered a healthy. Now I don’t know about you…but I am … Continue reading

{Morning fro-yo papaya bowl}

{Morning fro-yo papaya bowl}

Summary: Here is another frozen fruit in a bag morning recipe/idea. For those who haven’t checked out my Skinny Frozen Papa-berry Yogurt recipe…This recipe is adapted from it! No ice cream maker needed. And only takes 5 min.! Being healthy … Continue reading

{Couscous Patties with Radish & Chia Salad}

Couscous Patties Summary: This couscous is multi-purpose. I love to make the couscous a day before and serve it with fish or any other protein. Then, like always…I love getting creative with the leftovers so…I decided to turn them into patties. … Continue reading

{Homemade Berry-licious Chia Jam}

Summary:  This recipe was adapted from Ohsheglows.com. This is a great vegan website (for those who haven’t visited it yet I highly suggest it!) This jam is naturally sweet plus it has all the added benefits of chia seeds. As … Continue reading

Sweet n’ Salty Apple Slices

Summary:  The apple slices are sweet, the nut butter is salty and the seed mix adds a crunchy component. This makes a perfect low calorie snack but also works lovely for a party. Additionally these half-dipped apple slices are less … Continue reading

BBC News – The chia seed craze

BBC News – The chia craze. From this BBC article:

With more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, a wealth of antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of protein and more fibre than flax seed, the seeds have been dubbed a “dieter’s dream”, “the running food”, “a miracle”, and “the ultimate super food”, by advocates and athletes.

For those who have been out of the loop for several months this a great article about the incredible power and nutritional value of CHIA SEEDS. The great thing about them, besides the latter is that you can easily incorporate it into your diet by mixing it with any type of grains: couscous, rice, cereal, breads, cakes, smoothies or just by sprinkling it over salads or into dressings. It’s such an easy thing to do with the potential of greatly impacting your health and fitness status! Bottom line….chia seeds are the new flaxseeds times 10.

Spoon of ground chia seeds