Muffins & A Chia Seed Giveaway

by HEAB on June 1, 2009

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Mmm, look…muffins:

Best muffins I ever made.

Best muffins I ever made.

Want the recipe for my Almond Butter Banana Nut Muffins?  Well, then be sure to check out my guest post today over at Zesty Cook!

Now, who wants some chia seeds? By now, y’all know my love of all things chia. In fact, I had some for breakfast. 

Carrot chia juice.

Carrot chia juice.

I blended 2 cups water with 1 cup carrots and 3 TBSP chia seeds in my Vita-Mix. I then put my juice in the fridge to allow it to thicken.  15 minutes later, I blended the carrot juice with a frozen banana and 7 frozen strawberries.

Fruitylicious chia smoothie!

Fruitilicious chia smoothie!

This bowl was huge, and there was still probably 3/4 cup smoothie leftover in the blender (you better believe I drank it straight from the Vita-Mix).  I love how much volume chia seeds add to my oats and smoothies, not to mention more protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, and iron.  Check out the nutritional info. for my breakfast: 335 calories, 12.9 grams of fat, 69.1 grams of carbs, 21.2 grams of protein, 25.2 grams of fiber, 171% of my daily Vitamin A, 121% of my daily Vitamin C, 32% of my daily calcium, 29% of my daily potassium, & 40% of my daily iron. Not to shabby!  Plus, it tasted really good. :)

You can read about the many benefits of chia seeds here.  I order mine from www.chiaseedsdirect.com, and the kind folks at ChiaSeedsDirect have agreed to donate a 1.5 lb bag of white chia seeds to one of my readers.  All you have to do is leave a comment below explaining to me why you haven’t tried chia seeds yet…and you better have a good reason. :)  The contest will end tomorrow night at midnight (Tuesday, June 2), and I’ll post the random winner on Wednesday.  

Don’t forget to check out Yoga is Yummy as Polly’s new yoga DVD goes on sale today!

{ 170 comments }

kelsey June 1, 2009 at 8:03 am

hmmm, I haven’t tried chia seeds, because I’m paranoid that they’ll get stuck in between all my teeth! No, seriously, I just don’t know anything about them. Their cost, benefits, taste… I’m off to read the link you posted. :D Cheers.

brandi June 1, 2009 at 8:04 am

good morning muffin maker :) Those muffins sound amazing!

Um…i have not tried chia seeds yet because I am officially broke, DH has no job, so we are not ordering ANYTHING? :) I’d say that’s a good reason!

Lindsey (Mrs. LC) June 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

I have done some research on chia seeds and would love to try them, but haven’t yet because 1.) I live in a podunk town and can’t find them easily around me and 2.) I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on something I’ll just be “trying”!

Tyler June 1, 2009 at 8:12 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they are expensive!! But I would love to try them…you make them look delicious :)

Kathleen June 1, 2009 at 8:12 am

I haven’t tried them because I haven’t discovered a store nearby where to buy them!

Kelsey June 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

I’ve wanted to try these little chias but, being in college, they are a bit out of my budget and I haven’t been able to find a good source anywhere!!!
Awesome recipe, too. I really want to make them since the ingredients yoi used are pretty much staple items, not crazy things I don’t have! :D

Keegan June 1, 2009 at 8:21 am

I want to jump on the chia train and many others I keep seeing, but I’ve had to keep my head in a book for the last three weeks, literally 15 hrs a day. One more to go until my boards! The joys of med school…

K June 1, 2009 at 8:21 am

I’ll DEFINITELY be checking out your guest post! Those muffins look great and my TJs muffins were all moldy this morning – booo :( I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I haven’t found them! I would LOVE to try the holiday pudding that everyone is eating!

Rachel H June 1, 2009 at 8:28 am

Those muffins look great! I’ve been curious to try chia seeds for a while, especially because I can’t find them anywhere.

homegirlcaneat June 1, 2009 at 8:32 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds because I can’t find them anywhere! :( boooo!!!

Lauren P June 1, 2009 at 8:35 am

YuM Chia! I have been meaning to try these ever since I first saw you post about them. Hope I can!
xo
Lauren

Shelly June 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

I haven’t tried them because I haven’t come across them at the store as of yet. I’d love to try some though!!

Evey June 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

Muffins! I’m headin over right now to Zesty Cook to get the recipe!

Why haven’t I tried Chia seeds? Honestly, I just haven’t found them yet! Though I am really intrigued since they are a nutritional powerhouse!

Amy June 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

I haven’t tried them yet because they seem so expensive. I really want to though!

Erica June 1, 2009 at 8:43 am

Hellooooooooo. Your bfast looks jammin! I love that you give all the nutritional stats! I have not tried chia…because I’m a scardy cat! I’m afraid I will not like them. But I want to try!

sara June 1, 2009 at 8:52 am

I haven’t tried them because I can’t find them. And I’ve looked, and looked. I’m reluctant to order food products online. I’m afraid what it will do to my grocery bill.

Becca June 1, 2009 at 8:56 am

I’ve never tried them either but would love to! They look interesting!

Liz June 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

Suprisingly my small town health store does carry them… but the large bag of chia seeds is a pretty penny- and I haven’t bought it yet because it has yet to go on sale.

lora June 1, 2009 at 9:02 am

1. I cant find them anywhere
2. I dont understand how they make oats betters?
3. I am kinda frightened by the steps taken to incorporate them into a meal..sounds like a lot of work?

but that doesnt mean I am up for a challenge! I want to try them soooo bad!

glidingcalm June 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

ahhh! I’ve been dying to try chia seeds!!! that carrot chia smoothie sounds and looks delicious!! I love that they thicken things up so nicely!! The only reason I haven’t tried them is that they are a) expensive, and b) I am moving so I’m not allowed to buy new food!!!

Those muffins are darlingggggggggg! BANANA NUT IS THE BOMB. and best flavor everrrrrrrrrr

Kimberly June 1, 2009 at 9:08 am

I would love to try chia seeds!! One of the best things about them for me is that they are gluten-free!!! I haven’t tried them yet b/c they are $$, just like all the other gluten-free food. I spend so much on GF food that I haven’t ventured into chia seed land yet.

Those muffins look AMAZING!!

Kim

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) June 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet (aside from those that came in Mix My Granola) because I’m being stubborn and trying to find a store where I can buy them as opposed to ordering online. Harumph.

Have just caught up on your past couple posts though, and as someone currently stewing (poor word choice, ha) over the whole raw foods thing, I found your story interesting. I think a completely or high raw lifestyle is not likely for me, but given that all of a sudden I’ve had some more dramatic non-raw digestive issues just in the last week (vomiting, painful gas, ugh), I can’t help but want to give it a conscious try. Chia seeds would be helpful to that end! :)

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

Well, I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I’m still not exactly sure what they are or where to get them but thanks to your links I’m on it!

Awesome giveaway :)

Michele June 1, 2009 at 9:23 am

this is the first time i’ve heard of them. I will have to check them out!!

Coconutgal June 1, 2009 at 9:23 am

Yay– a giveaway to win something I can actually eat!! (I never get to enter giveaways because it’s always for food I can’t eat)
I lllllooove chia for the same reason you do, because it adds VOLUME. yum yum. I would love to win this because the chia seeds I’ve found at the store here are not cheap, so they are a treat for me. Budget budget!!
Thanks for the giveaway my dear, I left ya some love over on Zesty’s site! Those muffins look delicious :-)

Michelle June 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

I would love to try chia seeds!!! I haven’t done so already because they only package I’ve found seemed pretty expensive . . . and it seemed like too much to spend on something I didn’t know I’d like or not. Hope I win this awesome giveaway! :)

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) June 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

I haven’t tried them because I can’t find them ANYWHERE!!!! HELP! =)

Breakfast looks chia-riffic!

greenbean June 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

I guess I just didn’t get the concept of what they are. When you say chia I see CHAI! Oops ;-) I’ve read the info and now I’m dying to try some of that puddin’.

Run Sarah June 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

I haven’t tried them because I haven’t seen them anywhere around here!

Jessica June 1, 2009 at 9:33 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I just learned about them! I would love to try them though. That smoothie sounds delicious!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 1, 2009 at 9:33 am

I LOVE CHIA!!! Particularly, chia in oats. :)

marymthomas June 1, 2009 at 9:35 am

I really want to try chia seeds but the only place i have seen them is whole foods and they are rather expensive there. Great Giveaway!

Melissa G June 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

Just as everyone else said, they are so expensive! I went to Whole Foods and couldn’t believe it was $20 for a container. I would love to win some for free! I’m a broke student.

Maria June 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

Chia seeds do tend to be expensive, even though they seem nutritious and versatile in all sorts of yummy goods!

Gina June 1, 2009 at 9:45 am

I haven’t tried chia yet because I could have SWORN I saw them sold somewhere near me, and then when I looked for them I couldn’t find them. And right now we’re a little strapped for cash anyway.

P.S. I thought of one of your last giveaways yesterday when I saw some Wild Bars! However, they were $5.50 PER BAR. Yikes. I just couldn’t convince myself that I needed to try them THAT badly.

janetha June 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

thanks to you i have been looking for chia seeds! but i have not yet looked at whole foods which is where i know i will find them, i hope, and so next time i am there i am going to check! but i never even knew about these amazing things until you started talking about them and now i MUST try them. and i am going to check out those muffins NOW!

Tiffany June 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they’re more expensive than my current budget will allow… I don’t have a job! :/

Chelsea June 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds because I’m afraid I’ll grow a pet in my tummy, haha. Really it’s just one of those things I’m curious about but not enough to put any real work into obtaining them.

Nicky June 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I can’t find anywhere here in England which sells them :(

jacobc June 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

Unfortuanetly i pass the ice cream section of my grocery store before reaching the chia seed section, and my cart was to full to put anything else in it.. ;-)

Actually i don’t think they have chia seeds!

Would love to try some though!

eatingbirdfood June 1, 2009 at 10:06 am

As you know I just recently tried Chia Seeds and I love them so I would be absolutely stoked to win this!!

Thanks Heather.

p.s. the muffins and smoothie look yummy too.

Audrey June 1, 2009 at 10:08 am

Hmmm…I haven’t looked hard enough to find them!

Missy Maintains June 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

I have been dying to try them but never remember to buy them when I am in a health food store! I would love to win!

Kim June 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

i would love to try chia seeds but.. how will they go with my morning cheerios? .. I am so boring.. help!

JB June 1, 2009 at 10:19 am

the nutritional facts of that smoothie are exceptional!

hmm, i haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they’re a bit pricey, and whenever an item is expensive i’m hesitant to buy it unless i really think i’ll like it. so i guess i haven’t bought chia seeds yet because i don’t know if they’re worth the money. but after reading this post, it seems that they are!

http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

Lainie June 1, 2009 at 10:27 am

I haven’t tried them because I can’t find them anywhere. But I am dying to try them!!

Michelle Hisae June 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

I don’t know if this is a GOOD reason, but I can’t find them! Maybe I’m not looking hard enough…guf. lol

Pearl June 1, 2009 at 10:37 am

i’ll have to give the chia seeds another try!

lindsmm June 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

I have never even heard of chia seeds until recently. That’s a pretty good reason, right?! They sound awesome though!

Susan June 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

I’ve been using my chia seeds sparingly because they’re expensive! I’d love to have a big ole’ bag so I can start putting them to work on a regular basis :)

Myra Santos June 1, 2009 at 10:51 am

Have not tried them yet because I keep thinking of the Chia Pet and I keep hearing that little jingle in my head! But I’d LOVE to get some to try. I’m open and willing to try!

Tami Jo Eaton June 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

Hmmmmm chia seeds, like what grow on chia pets? I need to see pictures and recipes. They are so expensive, so I am having a hard time trying to fit them in my budget.

Emily June 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

I have not tried Chia Seeds yet because
A. They are sort of intimidating, but that smoothie and juice you made look GREAT, so I really want to try them!
B. I am having trouble finding them in stores around me and do not want to buy them online until I know whether or not I like them!

Good enough excuses?! lol

Thanks!

Olga June 1, 2009 at 10:57 am

Those muffins and the smoothie look delicious!

I haven’t tried chia seeds, because they are pretty expensive.

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

polly June 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

Mmmm muffins. Mmmmm sweet Heather blog posts. Love you, muffin!

Naturally anything nut + banana = HEAVEN ON EARTH. :)

Can’t wait to check out your guest post and chia seeds? I am game!

XOXO on this monday, my friend! Hope the yoga class was yummy as ever… who was the sub today?

Anna June 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

I haven’t tried Chia seeds yet because:
1. I don’t really know what to do with them
2. I don’t know where they come from (ie which plant) and I have this weird thing where I don’t like eating foods I don’t understand… yes, strange.

ellie June 1, 2009 at 11:20 am

mmmm…muffins! those look great!

I haven’t tried Chia because I can’t get it in Scotland :(

Natalie June 1, 2009 at 11:21 am

haven’t tried them yet because my hubby and i are working hard to save $$ for our trip to europe next month…so i’d love the opportunity to try! thanks for the giveaway :)

Abby June 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I actually came to get the muffin recipe, as I saw it on Zesty Cook and figured it was from you! Yum. If I ever get motivated and want to use up a whole quarter cup of my precious almond butter, I shall try these.

As for the chia issue, I have no creative reason, but rather agree with everyone else–money. Recently they seem to be all the rage in the food blogging world, but alas, I am without the funds to indulge right now.

Love the blog.

Harley June 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I haven’t tried Chia Seeds because they seem like they’d be expensive!! Plus, they look like goop. I wouldn’t want to pay a bunch to not like them, lol!!

Chocolate-Covered Katie June 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Loved the guest post, Miss Heather!!!!!!

AnAppleADay June 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

awesome giveaway!
thanks!

i’ve tried chia seeds sprinkled on oatmeal but never IN oatmeal.

Annie June 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I have never tried Chia Seeds because I honestly hadn’t heard of them until your blog! And you make them sound so great!

jk June 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

i really want to try chia seeds! I haven’t bought it yet because I wanted to finish flax seeds that i have first. i hope i win!

Maggie June 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Only 335 calories??? Must. Try. Chia seeds.

I have not tried them yet because I keep forgetting to look for them. That is NOT a good reason.

jayme June 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm

i’ve heard to much about chia seeds. they look fabulous in your oatmeal

june June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

i really want to try chia seeds soymilk shake. MMMM. or put them in my green monster drinks

hyang June 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

love the wonderful giveaway. thank you heather!

Ellen (Peace in Motion) June 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I wish I had a good reason for not trying them yet, BUT I DONT! It just keeps being something I forget to grab everytime I’m at the grocery store.

Shelby June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Love Chia Seeds!!!

Emily June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I love chia! (am I disqualified from the giveaway because I’ve tried it before?) I would like to try more recipes with them, though; I always tend to use them the same way.

the muffins look great!

anne June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I want to try the chia seeds so bad!!
I work in advertising and the economy has started affecting our business. Since I had to take a 15% pay cut, I haven’t been able to justify any extra grocery costs. Hope HEAB and Chia Seeds Direct can help!

justine June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm

HEAB! I have only taste tested them because of your generosity. Do I still get to enter? I have never bought them because I am to cheap :) .

Loves,
Justine

angiolle June 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I would love to try chia seeds!

Tegan June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I haven’t tried them yet due to the cost! I would LOVE to though!

Marianne June 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Ditto on the trying them once…but still want to enter please!!;-) I made a tiny serving of the chia seed raw holiday pudding that is mentioned frequently…YUM! Chia seeds are hard to come by in my town Auburn, AL (can I get a War Eagle from a fellow alumni!)and pricey but would love to try some more fun recipes with the lovely little seed!!

VCK June 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because they’re so damned expensive!

Briana in Tucson June 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Aw, you mean I have to be new to chia seeds to qualify for the giveaway?! Hehehe. Just kidding. My favorite way to eat chia seeds is to whip them up in a smoothie. My favorite smoothie is banana-avocado-chia seed, followed closely by blueberry-avocado-chia seed. I know it sounds weird, but it’s great!

Lauren June 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm

TOO expensive!!! I’d love to win!

Sally June 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I haven’t tried them because they are expensive, but I really want to try them!

LisaM June 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I have not tried chia seeds yet because they are expensive here in SD and I am a poor college student! I would LOVE to try them though because all the puddings and smoothies being made in the blog world using the chia seeds look yummy!

amy (veganissexy) June 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I’m so pumped I just ordered a pack of chia/flax seed mixture from amazon! I totally thought of you when I saw it….can’t wait to have it on my daily fruit salad breakfast :)

Anne K. June 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they’re pricey, and we already buy a lot of expensive foods (like greek yogurt). I’d love to try them, though!

Cindy June 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

OH BUMMER… I just gave chia “meal” a go this week. :( but yeah for how great they are.

I bought them as a supplement for my 3 day green smoothie cleanse. I chose the “meal” vs. the seeds becasue i wasn’t sure if they would blend ??? I just was clue less and chose the meal. I don’t really know WHAT the difference is but I’ve added it to my practice greens smoothies all weekend.

your muffins look AWESOME and I love almond butter too!

sue p June 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

so much fun to discover something new i have never heard of
chia seeds until now ty for the introduction

Lea June 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

It’s been on my “need to try asap” list foreva. I found some white chia seeds @ WF, but was floored by the price. Maja $$$$!!!

I would love to win some. ^^

redheadyellowdog June 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

ch-ch-ch-chia!

Kristina June 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because they are so expensive! It just might be worth the money though, I think. :)

cocoeatsandcritiques June 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I can’t find a single place here in Boston that sells chia seeds!!!! I’ve been wanting to try out the thickening and nutritious wonders of chia seeds for a while now!

Kelly Ann T. June 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Before you blog today, I had never even heard of chia seeds. I will definately be checking them out. Thank you

Meggie June 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I have not tried them because well, I am broke!! But they look delish :)

the dainty pig June 1, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Mmmm….i don’t know what looks tastier, those muffins or your smoothie/carrot juice concoction. I am inspired to try some chia drinks :)

the dainty pig June 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm

oh, and chia seeds? well, thanks to you i’m hooked! but they are expensive, so a give-away would be super happy!!

Heather (be well & take care) June 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because my health food store is charging over $20 for a pound!!! Although I guess I could order them online… but regardless, I’d love to win some.

I am going to make those muffins ASAP, but with a vegan twist.

Mandy Unruh June 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Muffins sound totally amazing. Was so inspired by your chia protein oatbran, I made it and blogged about it today. Gave you ALL the credit!

monica June 1, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I’m poor:( I so want to win this one!!!:)

phoebe June 1, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Heather, those muffins sound fantastic!
I didn’t even realize until a couple of weeks ago (from blogging, of course) that you can even eat chia seeds, and I haven’t looked where to find them yet. I’d definitely like to try them!

Susie June 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Hello! I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds (so I can make raw chia pudding!) but I cannot find it at my local grocery stores and the ones they sell online that I’ve looked at costs too much. It’s as much as some of my bills! :( I can’t justify buying at the moment. Good luck to me! Thank you for the giveaway.

Also, I want to try the banana muffin but I was wondering if your recipe calls for 1/2 cup turbinado sugar?? The recipe on zesty just says “1/2 Turbinado sugar” Please let me know!!

Mandy June 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Chia – the elusive chia – living in the UK they are really hard to find – I sooo would love some chia magic in my breakfast – the quest continues……….

Kristen June 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

My reason for not trying Chia Seeds yet? Last time I went to Whole Foods and asked if they carried them, I was directed to the flower/gardening section haha I’m determined to win this contest so I can finally try them out! Thanks for the giveaway Heather!

Ozlen June 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Honestly,. simply because I have not seen them at the store just yet!! But would love to try them! Thanks.

amandamoo June 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Oh! I want to win so bad! I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they’re so expensive!

Jules A. June 1, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Hi Heather! I haven’t tried chia seeds since the vendor who sold 150 pounds to our raw food group COMPLETELY disappeared with the money paid to him and was a no show with the chia seeds :-( I’ve told them about Chia Seeds Direct but they won’t order until the mess with the other guy is worked out…..

Sarah June 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because I live in a town in the midwest that is lacking many things-including lots of fun food!

Emma June 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I love chia seeds. I have some everyday. :)

crysetz June 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

i just recently heard about chia seeds- since then i have been scouting my local grocery stores, but no luck! i would love to get them a try. plus, i am poor student [insert sad smiley face].

Michele (aka Raw Juice Girl) June 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Um, I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I’m living on an Amish farm and life has been crazy since I moved here. Seriously. (I’m not making this up!) I even talked about it on my blog: Confessions from an Amish Farm

Good enough reason?

Can’t wait to try those chia seeds!

*smiles*
Michele

P.S. Thanks for a wonderful contest! :-)

psychoj1 June 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I haven’t tried Chia Seeds yet because I haven’t seen any in my grocery store (need to find out if they sell any!), and they’re expensive. I want to try some SO BADLY!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
<3 jess

Kristen June 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because I haven’t seen them at the store! =]

Staci June 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Hey there- when I first read about chia seeds I thought about the chia pets!
I want to try them but haven’t because I teach and just went on break n the Whole Foods that we have is on the east side of town – I live west. ;) I would love to try them! They sound great.

sweetkaroline June 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I can’t find them anywhere locally and have just started learning about their nutrition and usage!

traveleatlove June 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Are these chia seeds the same as the Chia Pet? Is the Chia Pet edible? Just kidding. . . I really just heard of them on your blog, but the nutritional benefits sound amazing, and I would love to add some to my morning smoothie lineup.

Lindsay June 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I’d love to try chia seeds after seeing them on your blog and on Jenna’s blog, but the price tag is a little hefty for me.

danielle June 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

I want to try chia seeds! The reason I haven’t been able to yet is because I’m stuck at college without a car and no way to get my hands on them!

Helen June 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Because I want to start eating healthier!

ttfn300 June 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

why haven’t i tried them yet? i’m a poor post-doc! but i am about to cave, these look to awesome :)

peaceandpeanutbutter June 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I just came home from college a few weeks ago…if that doesn’t scream “BROKE!” I don’t know what does ;-)

I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to try these seeds! I’m dying to make chia pudding!!!

lisa June 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

i have not yet tried chia cuz they’re EXPENSIVE! winning a bag would be a good way to start, yeah?

Trisha June 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I haven’t tried them yet becuase I’ve never heard of them!! But they sound amazing!

Steph June 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I have not tried chia seeds yet because they are no where to be found where I live! I live in Upper Michigan, way up north, so believe me – they are not here!! I would love to win some!

Laura June 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because I cant find them ANYWHERE! That is why I need to win this giveaway :)

michele June 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Thank you for the giveaway. I haven’t tried Chai Seeds because…..well……I haven’t ever ummm….heard of them before! What a great sounding product, please enter me!

Joanna June 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I’ve only seen them in blogland, but not at the store. I’d love to try them!

Jillian June 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Heather! These muffins look delish!…I can’t wait to try them! I cannot wait for you to come here and go to yoga with me! My friend/yoga teacher, Monika (i’m guiding her into her start to running!) taught the first yoga sculpt class they’ve had…I loved it! Being a personal trainer, I really enjoyed the weights! Always love reading about your food and life!

lilveggiepatch June 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Do I still get to enter if I’ve tried (and LOVED) the chia before? I haven’t had them in a couple months, though… so even if I don’t win, I’ll be purchasing some seedy goodness!

Elizabeth June 1, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Those muffins look amazing!!

I hope youre doing well..have a great week!

HM June 2, 2009 at 2:58 am

You inspired me to make muffins yesterday, but I just had to make my own twist: blueberries instead of chocolate and walnuts instead of pecans, plus my secret and favorite flour: chickpea flour! Adds protein and fibers, gives a nice yellowish color and is great in pancakes and cakes! (My friends don’t notice if I add this instead of wheat flour….)
I have never tried chia, because of the prize (poor student etc.)!

caitlin June 2, 2009 at 3:54 am

that smoothie looks pretty good :)

healthy ashley June 2, 2009 at 4:35 am

Umm, yummm!!! I haven’t had chia seeds yet but would LOVE to try them out in my kitchen!

Ashley June 2, 2009 at 6:37 am

Heather, you never cease to impress me. I love the oats – and yes, chia is fabulous! You are the one who turned me into a chia convert!

I’m definately trying carrot juice in my oats soon.. By the way, I finally tried broccoli oats. They were great!

And those muffins… they look divine!

Have a lovey day :-)

Jennifer June 2, 2009 at 6:55 am

I haven’t been able to find chia seeds at my local grocery! sad.

Valerie June 2, 2009 at 7:55 am

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because they freak me out. I’m just scared to buy them. However the nutritionals are undeniable, so I hope I win!

april June 2, 2009 at 8:01 am

I haven’t bought them yet because they are too expensive!

Kat June 2, 2009 at 8:06 am

Those muffins look great. I would love to try the chia seeds but have turned away in the past due to cost.

jessica June 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

I would love to try chia seeds. I have not tried them, because I have only seen one or two brands in the store and do not know if they are the best product. I find it hard to believe that what I see if the most beneficial, “fresh” product if I am seeing it on a store shelf. I love finding local produce, and other products, because I feel that they are better quality. I just dont feel that same “quality” is there if it has been sitting in the store for a while… That is why I have not tried them…..

Lacey June 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

I haven’t tried Chia Seeds yet because I’m just now learning about them and haven’t seem them around that often. I’m definitely seeing them more and more around the blog world. So, i’d love to win to test them out!!

bbryn June 2, 2009 at 11:09 am

I want to try them, but they are a bit pricey. Plus don’t want to end up with a big bag if I don’t like the taste.

nicole June 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I popped over here from Yoga is Yummy and I’ve never heard of chia seeds. I must now go research.

I’d love to try them!

Jennifer June 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

heather! you inspired me to make a dairy free dessert last week! you’ll have to check it out on my blog. thx!

Sweetie Pie June 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I haven’t tried them because I haven’t run across them on any of my shopping excursions. I feel like they are probably available around here somewhere, but I’m not sure where to find them. Perhaps, I will find some by winning your contest!

Your chialicious eats look tasty– as always!

staci June 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

i am dying to try chia seeds but haven’t been able to find them anywhere. i’d love to use the money i’d have to spend to have them shipped on MORE chia seeds instead!

Karina June 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I havent tried them yet, because of the price and not sure if I will like them or not……I have lots of ideas from your blog!

Kath June 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I’ve looked for chia seeds in a few grocery stores with no luck, so I’d love to win ‘em!

Sara June 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds because the Whole Foods is too far for me to bike over and get some!

Megan June 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I am just getting around to doing the research. Those little seeds are nutritional powerhouses! I don’t know if I can find them in my area either. I have a Whole Foods near me but it is not quite as good as others I have been too. I am too lazy to order over the internet too, well, actually, I just don’t like to do it.

Yasmin June 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I never knew the health benefits of chia before. The name reminds me of chia pets!

Laura S June 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I cant find them in my local grocery store

The Novice Berker June 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I can’t find them at my market! And also because I had the pre-existing notion in my head that they were pricey. But I’ve read all about the benefits on your blog (and from other bloggies too) and I really think I need to hop on this train. Those little buggers sound too good to be true!

mponz June 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I haven’t tried them because I have yet to see them in the store! They are expensive and I was hesitant to order them online if I may not like them! ahh!

ann June 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I have not tried Chia seeds yet, as I am gradually incorporating healthy foods into my lifestyle and have not had the chance to research them yet. But I will. I love your blog.

Ann

Erin June 2, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I have only had sample of chia seeds, and I want some more! They were awesome and made the best oat bran ever!

Alison June 2, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I’d like to try chia seeds, but haven’t gotten around to it. Part laziness and part cheapness.

Ruby red vegan June 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Love the chia smoothie breakfast! I have been wanting to try chia seeds in my oat bran for a really long time now… But sadly I am too broke right now to buy them online, and I never have seen them at Whole Foods (but maybe I don’t know the right section to look in). Yay for chia!

Julia June 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I have really wanted to buy chia seeds but they are soo expensive!

Animal-Friendly 79 June 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I have been hearing so much about chia seeds and would LOVE to them- I just can’t find them anywhere (and ordering online is a little pricey)!

Annabel June 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I want to try Chia seeds! i have to echo the general sentiment … they are kinda pricey…

Ellen June 2, 2009 at 4:42 pm

i haven’t tried them yet because of the cost! i need to be cutting back to “essentials” so trying chia seeds doesn’t really fit in that category. i dying to try them though!

mel June 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Ive never tried them b/c I didn’t know they even existed! haha! But I’d love to!!
Mel H

Dori June 2, 2009 at 5:47 pm

If I were to ever bake muffins these would be the first ones I bake.

Anna June 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Actually, I’ll be honest – I didn’t even think that chia seeds were actual foods until now. It makes sense now that I think about it, but it was really just a Chia Pet kind of thing to me before. (like eating sea monkeys or something). Now that I know how you’ve incorporated it into your diet, I’d like to try it as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

eatavegan June 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I can’t FIND ANY!!! I guess if I don’t win them here, I’ll have to order some online! ;)

Lisa Boston June 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Please, please, please!! I have been dying to try the chia seeds and I haven’t found them yet (granted, I always forget about them when I’m at the store, but still…)

Thank you, Thank you!!

tracy June 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

i wouldn’t know how to use them. and i’m a little scared of getting it stuck in my teeth and my date going what the hell’s that? hahah.

Elina June 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I’m extremely intrigued about chia seeds, but honestly also a little scared. I would love to get creative with those babies though ;) I hope I win! :)

Whitney June 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

WOW! The best giveaway ever. I haven’t tried them because I am broke and can’t find them any where even if I could afford them.

Hannah June 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I haven’t tried them because I seriously can’t find them anywhere! I keep asking at Whole Foods and keep getting really weird looks. HELP!

Jodye June 2, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I haven’t tried chia seeds yet because I just haven’t gotten around to ordering them! I’ve had them on my “to buy” list for a while, I really need to get on this!

Jesse June 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I thought they were only for growing sprouts on the Chia Pets on the infomercials. News to me you can eat em’ but hek, I’ll try em’ with pleasure! :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie June 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

I have tried them and would love to win some more!

whitneyhuntley June 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

I’m not trying to win chia seeds ( I know the contest is over already, sill girl.) I just wanted to rave about the muffins! I tried them last night and they rock!

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