I enjoyed another lovely walk in the sunshine this afternoon for lunch. Again, I wasn’t very hungry and just wanted to be OUTSIDE. (Side note: I think I eat ALL day now… but it’s like five baby carrots with hummus here, a yogurt there, a handful of pita chips… I can’t actually eat a meal – the baby is taking up all the room!)
Anywho. On my walk I discovered a super cute new consignment shop that I will definitely be stopping in at again once my belly isn’t protruding past the point that I can see my toes. I also stopped in to say hello to some friends who have their own boutique winery and working on setting up a public tasting room. It’s definitely coming right along and looking darn good. I can’t wait to stop in this fall and have some fun!
Tonight I’m finally going to make it to one of Nick’s football games. Up until now, they’ve been late night games and I haven’t wanted to deal with a cranky kid (and self) in the morning. Today though, the game is at a decent time and the weather couldn’t be better!
However, that means it won’t be the most exciting of dinners. Instead I thought I’d share some fun news. Remember this morning, when I had chia seeds on my cereal? Well, this wasn’t the first time I’d tried chia seeds but it is the first time I decided to actually look up what they were good for. I knew they had lots of Omega 3s, but I didn’t know:
They are the same seeds used on the infamous Chia pet. No, that doesn’t mean you’ll sprout a Scooby Doo in your tummy
They are also a good source of PROTEIN, incredibly and also antioxidants and fiber.
They can absorb 12 times their weight in water (which makes me want to try making pudding with them – hey tapioca!)
Aztecs and Mayans used this as an energy stimulant for warriors as well as to promote healing and clear infections
Native Americans used these for running because they significantly improve endurance.
See what you can learn on this here EEEeeenterrrrnet?! Amazing.
I also read that they are great for pregnancy because they promote tissue generation and re-growth. I went the extra mile and sprinkled some on my Chobani this afternoon as well. Double up on the chia seeds!
And we’re off to football!