Chia Oats

TGIF! One more week down, one to go  :)  8 days until college football!!!

I was planning on mixing up some muesli last night for breakfast today, but totally forgot. Instead, I just decided to put all the ingredients I was going to use in a bowl of oats!

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These chia seeds make the oats so thick and give them such a great texture.

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Today my mix was:

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp pecan pieces
  • 1/2 peach, chopped
  • handful raspberries

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I may need to start putting these chia seeds in every bowl of oats! I really like the texture they gave this bowl.

If you haven’t tried chia seeds and would like to sample them, just email diane@greensplus.com and let her know that you’re a Bran Appetit reader who’d like a sample.

Also, Greens+ is having a Back to School Special! Take 15% off your entire order with coupon code [ take15off ]. Place your order as usual then at checkout be sure to enter the coupon code for 15% off everything! This is only good through 9/9/09 so get your order in if you want some greens + chia.

 

Random question:

What’s your favorite recipe to use green beans?

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22 Responses to “Chia Oats”

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    Christie @ Quit Your Diet — August 28, 2009 at 7:39 am

    I still haven’t tried chia seeds yet.

    I have a sweet and spicy green beans recipe on my blog, it is one of my favorite recipes for green beans.

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    Sarah R — August 28, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Wow! A free sample? Awesome! Thanks!

    We love to grill out green beans. I coat them in a little EVOO with salt, pepper and garlic and throw them into our grill basket. Sometimes I’ll throw some cherry tomatoes in for the last couple of minutes as well. So yummy!

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    Lizzy — August 28, 2009 at 8:01 am

    pondering if i should try chia seeds. I trust ya girl, so i’m totally thinking i should TGIF!!!!!

    have a super afternoon girl! :)

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

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    Whit — August 28, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I am pondering the purchase of chia seeds. I added them to my granola mix, and I really like them!

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    missyrayn — August 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I agree that chia seeds give the oats a great texture. I need to get more to add to my oats.

    My latest green bean creation is grilled beans with garlic salt and a bit of olive oil… Then top them with salsa and parmesan cheese. So yummy!

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    insideiamdancing — August 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Happy Friday! I am dying to try chia…emailing now! :D

    Green beans? I love them roasted like fries, with garlic on them…my family think I am nuts though :P I made pesto once using green beans in it which was good- also love them cooked/chilled and tossed in salad :)

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    ksgoodeats — August 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

    GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE!! It’s almost the time of the year for that (extremely unhealthy) delicious dish! Or my family has sauteed them with some olive oil and lemon pepper – delish :)

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    Rosey Rebecca — August 28, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Yum! Oats!! I’ve never tried chia seeds!

    You just reminded me that we got green beans and didn’t use them yet!

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    Lainie — August 28, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I am LOVING the looks of those berries, Brandi! Yum. I love, love, love raspberries.

    So I have chia seeds, but other than sprinkle them in yogurt, I’m not entirely sure what to do with ‘em. Perhaps I’ll have to give them a try in oats…thanks for the idea!

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    Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) — August 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

    thanks for that link…i haven’t tried them, and i am definitely going to email her because that is one good-lookin’ bowl of oats lady.

    yay for fall sports time…with these cold weather temps, i say bring on the fall!

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    eatingmachine — August 28, 2009 at 10:31 am

    if you take raw green beans and put them in a big frying pan with just about enough water to cover then, and then a little bit of butter (i use somewhere under 1 T and we cook a TON when we make them) with salt and pepper and just let them cook (stiring, of course) until the water’s gone it makes AMAZING green beans… something about cooking them that way makes them taste like they’re deliciously drenched in butter even though they’re not…

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) — August 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    yum – i just got my chia sample (thanks!) but i think it’s too hot to have oatmeal this morning – i’ll have to save them for that!

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    Pam — August 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Oh thanks for the free sample tip! I’m gonna have to do that because I’m probably one of the only ones who haven’t tried chia seeds yet!

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    Nicole — August 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    What a coincidence! I just contacted Diane from Greens+. Allie from LiveLaughEat did a post on the Chia seeds and it got me so interested. I can’t wait to try some of their products.

    I think my favorite way to eat green beans is the way my grandmother used to make them. She would stir fry them with a little oil and black bean sauce with garlic. Simple and delish!

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    Kristen — August 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    My favorite way to use green beans is as a part of a chilled, summer pasta salad. Boil up some ww pasta (like rotelle or such), adding fresh garden green beans just in time to the pasta water to cook them. Drain, then add pesto (and a bit of extra EVOO if needed) and toasted pine nuts. Good hot, but even better cold topped with a bit of parmesan or romano. Second favorite is the grilled green beans with olive oil and garlic. Yum – I need to get to the farmer’s market!

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    Erin — August 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I like steamed green beans and I love ham & green bean soup! I also like them in Indian curry dishes.

    Beauts photos as usual girl!

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    lowandbhold — August 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I’m glad you posted this. I’ve been wondering what to do with my chia seeds!

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    Damjana — August 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    green beans – one idea: cooked like in the previous post, topped (mixed) with warm sour cream. you might like it.

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    Jenny — August 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    green bean casserole baby – there’s nothing like it :)

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    Bill Bartmann — September 19, 2009 at 7:01 am

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    A definite great read.. :)

    -Bill-Bartmann

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    Tony Brown — September 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

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