I just finished an evening snack of yogurt topped with strawberries, cocoa nibs, chia seeds and honey and I thought, hmpf, I should do a quick post with a few of my recent food finds because I’ve gotten into some new stuff.
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I found these at a local health food store and I’m OBSESSED! They add such a chewy, crunchy texture to yogurt, ice cream or banana soft serve. They have an intense cocoa smell but more of a bitter taste, but bitter in the best possible way. I really think they are addictive because I want to add them to everything! I even snuck some in my latest batch of Banana Oatmeal Cups and the kids didn’t even notice.
I’m hopped on this bandwagon as well. I usually don’t get all into the crazy health food trends but the nutritional profile of chia seeds is so impressive I couldn’t pass them up. A tablespoon has 60 calories, 5g of (healthy) fats, 5g of fiber and 2g of protein. When added to water they thicken and get gel like. They are filling, interesting and add such a fun texture to foods. I’ve used them twice on GreenLiteBites, once to make a “jelly” and recently a breakfast porridge. The other day I just mixed some into almond milk with honey and cocoa powder for a quick breakfast and it was delicious!
I tried my first jar of sunflower seed butter and there’s no going back now. I LOVE it. Even more so than peanut butter and almond butter. I’ve been spreading it on celery sticks and dipping pretzels in it but I have to limit myself because it’s really easy to go overboard. I’m going to try to make my own in a food processor because I’m not sure I can be trusted with store-bought jars in my pantry all the time.
I love trying new things and every once in a while, I end up adopting new habits. Right now these habits consist of sprinkling cacao nibs and chia seeds on yogurt and dipping celery into sunflower seed butter. Hey, it’s better then stealing The Husband’s Doritos!