Rainbow Chard became the inspiration for my post-run dinner tonight after participating in a twitter #wellnesschat. Being a foodie and an athlete I am always interested in learning about the latest food trends or ways to improve my energy during runs (my metabolism is lightning fast!) Plus you know you are a part of my family if you are always thinking about, talking about, and consuming food (perhaps even talking about food while eating it)
Tonight the discussion led by ultra runner Sarah Stanley centered around “real-food” and the use of vitamins and or food supplements. During the talk I gained new knowledge about chia seeds as a great source for omega-3 and also as an excellent source for complete protein and yes this is the same chia as in “Chia Pets.”Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet!
Did you know that you can use chia gel as a substitute for oil and even eggs (but who would want to replace eggs?) in baking to reduce fat? Chia seeds are also beneficial to athletes due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Who knew?
Several participants of the chat shared their favorite ways to use chia seeds including sprinkling it on Swiss Chard. This led to the creation of my fantastic post run dinner for breakfast. (Chia Seeds not included although I will be adding these to my culinary repertoire soon)
3 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
Organic Stonyfield Low fat Milk
Bryson Farms Organic Rainbow Chard
Cabot Co-op Salted Butter
Cabot Co-op Cheddar Cheese
Del Cabo Organic Cherry Tomatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste
And here is the pot of gold, rainbow included:goodies Pot of Gold Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow Organic goodness within this pot of gold Pot of Organic Gold
- Behind the Scenes at Chia World Headquarters (yeldaba.wordpress.com)
- All about Chia Seeds (mindychislow.wordpress.com)
- Say Chia! (vedahealth.wordpress.com)