Remember when you thought after college you’d be working a 9-5 and life would be so easy? Wrong. If only we knew back then what busy really meant. I recall the days contemplating the challenge of writing a 3 page paper over a weekend. Now I’m lucky if that’s all I have to do in a night after the office! I always knew life was motion, but who knew it was a freight train on high-speed. And to be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing. Somehow I still manage the time to graze my favorite fashion blog sites, travel bites and find inspiration at every corner. How do I make time for it all? Finding the little things in life that can shave off a few moments here and there, and resorting to habits that can keep up with my lifestyle. A new such discovery I’m loving for healthy living on the go – Chia Squeezes, by Mamma Chia.
Though I try to live a healthy lifestyle, balancing to-do’s can be a real challenge. Thanks to Mamma Chia, at least I’m ditching the Pringles for a healthier choice. You probably know Mamma Chia for their chia seed vitality beverages found not only in health food stores, but also just about every well-stocked grocer.
Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable company that honors and uplifts both the soul of humanity and the soul of the planet. Dedicated to sharing the Magic of Chia through delicious, nutrient-rich, organic foods and beverages powered by chia, Mamma Chia is continually adding innovative products to our already robust and delightful offerings. – Mamma Chia
My mom has forever put chia seeds in just about everything. I’ve always known they were healthy, but in case (like me) you weren’t really sure why, here are a few facts and benefits of chia seeds.
- Each ounce of chia seeds contains 11.2 grams of fiber, 5.6 grams of protein and just 131 calories (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Because of the high fiber and protein of chia seeds, they are known to reduce weight (authoritynutrition.com)
- Chia seeds have been consumed as early as 3,000 B.C. (Mamma Chia)
- Chia seeds are loaded with Omega-3s, which help fight heart disease (medicalnewstoday.com)
- According to studies, diabetic patients consuming 37 grams of chia seeds in a period of 12 weeks lowered blood pressure by 40% (authoritynutrition.com)
- Chia seeds can swell up to 12x their normal size, filling you up with an extra dose of H2O when you eat them (Mamma Chia)
Mamma Chia makes tons of fun products loaded with chia seeds if you’re ready to reap the benefits. One of my favorites – the Chia Squeeze vitality snacks. Yes, they look like the applesauce packets you give to toddlers (my nephew loves those) and the design makes them easy to slip into your bag for a snack on the go without worrying about leaks. The texture is a bit like applesauce actually. They go down fast, and don’t need to be refrigerated. I keep a couple in my office drawer to save me from the afternoon munchies (Lord knows that’s not a pretty sight). They’re also USDA Organic, so you can chalk one up for eating clean.
“Organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages.” – Mamma Chia
Added bonus: the Squeezes give you a bit of hydration and energy while packing in a burst of fruity flavors. My favorite flavors – Cherry Beet and Strawberry Banana.
Squeezes don’t sound like your thing? Mamma Chia makes tons of other grab-and-go snacks packed with the goodness of chia seeds ideal for a busy lifestyle. From drinks to snack bars and granola, there’s a healthy way for people of every lifestyle to get their dose of chia. What snack will you grab next?
In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Mamma Chia. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!