Take It From Me: Salba Chia: Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Review & Giveaway)

November 21, 2013

Salba Chia: Staying Healthy Over The Holidays (Review & Giveaway)

As the holidays approach, all of us are going to be surrounded by yummy, delicious and perhaps a lot of unhealthy treats! This year I am going to try really hard to not over eat and am going to rely on Salba Smart's Chia Seeds to keep me on the right track!

Salba Chia Seeds are full of Omega-3s, antioxidants, calcium, fiber, iron, and the lists goes on and on! And better yet, they are easy to eat because they are so small and don't have much flavor, so you can simply add them to your kids oatmeal, yogurt, cookies, pancakes and pudding. I even sprinkle them on my kids cereal and bake with them a lot.

Here are some great facts about Salba Chia Seeds!

Salba Chia Gram for Gram provides . . .
325% more fiber than oatmeal
800% more Omega-3 (ALA) than salmon (EPA/DHA)
30% more antioxidants than blueberries (based on ORAC values)
1500% more magnesium than broccoli
200% more potassium than bananas

Our top 10 ways to use Salba Chia:
1. Sprinkled on top of salads (think sesame seed)
2. To make healthy pudding
3. To thicken soup or gravy
4. Mixed in oatmeal, yogurt or a smoothie
5. To make homemade energy gel
6. As a “breading” for baking chicken
7. In a meatloaf!
8. Chia seeds soaked in fruit juice as a topping for ice cream or cheesecake
9. Baked in cookies, brownies or cake
10. Soak chia seeds in milk and mix through hot oatmeal

BONUS! Check out Salba Chia on Pinterest for more recipes!

----- Simple tips to nix holiday overeating -----

Less is more: The holidays are filled with tempting treats, but don’t load up on empty-calorie foods. Instead of sitting with all the food within arm’s reach, grab a (small) bowl, scoop a few treats, and give yourself that limit.

· Eat 1 tablespoon of Salba Chia Whole Seeds every day. Experts like Dr. Oz and “Biggest Loser” nutritionist Rachel Beller recommend chia seeds as a healthy way to curb appetite, so you can feel fuller for longer. Now there’s no need for will power at the holiday party!

· Get sleep! One night of sleep deprivation is as impairing as a legally intoxicating blood-alcohol level. You have plenty of chances to drink and be merry – why give yourself the pain over sleep?

· Don’t pack your schedule: While there are lots of people to see and things to do, make sure you’re able to live in the moment and enjoy the time you spend with loved ones. Take time to play games with your family and friends, or just sit and chat instead of rushing to the stores.

· Get outside: Take a brisk walk in the fresh air, or take a drive to see the holiday lights – a quick break can invigorate mind and body, and help restore perspective!

· Don’t forget your health: Let’s be honest – even the tips above won’t keep you from overeating at least a little. So remember to get your key nutrients: One tablespoon of Salba Chia Whole Seedsprovides 800% more Omega-3 (ALA) than salmon (EPA/DHA) and contains less than 1 g net carbohydrate per serving. It’s really that easy.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate this post, but no other compensation. All opinions are my own.


  1. I would love to try the Salba Smart Baked Potato Crisps.
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  2. I'd like to try the blue corn tortilla chips.

  3. The ground chia seeds look great


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