Ch-ch-ch-chia Overload! (Give Away!)

Remember how I told you that we’re up and moving in a matter of weeks? That process involves packing up all of newly unpacked apartment, and getting rid of excess stuff we’ve accumulated during our six months of marriage.

I’m bad at getting rid of things because I think that as soon as I toss it/give it away I’ll need it 48 hours later. You know what I mean?

Well, I’ve been hoarding The Chia Company chia seeds for a while now.

The company sent me a bunch of chia and I’ve been using it every day since. In my oats. My smoothies. My muffin, cookie, and casserole recipes. Everything.

Why do I like chia so much?

It’s a SUPER super food:  Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. (source)

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It does a body good: Chia is a great food for my diet because it helps increase my energy level, it keeps me full longer which helps me maintain a healthy weight, and keeps my heart healthy.

I’m vain: Believe it or not, because chia contains tons of Omega 6, it helps keep my skin healthy – and it also slows the process of aging. Chia is also loaded with protein, which helps keep my hair healthy!

Even though it’s super great, you can see I have a surplus on my hands. Every time Cory walks into our pantry he yells an obscenity followed by “chia!!” 

Clearly he does not appreciate this super food.

Help me get rid of some of it. I want to send two bags to THREE readers just leave a comment telling me how you like (or would like) using chia! I’ll pick the winners on Friday morning!!

**EDIT TO ADD: Here are the chia winners!! Congrats ladies! Email me your shipping info by Sunday to lunchboxdiaries@gmail.com

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**PS – The winner of Junk Foods & Junk Moods is Ashley!**

Congrats, girlie! Email me your shipping info to lunchboxdiaries@gmail.com!

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144 Responses to Ch-ch-ch-chia Overload! (Give Away!)

  1. nicole says:

    I love using chia in my smoothies or in chia pudding!

  2. Lauren says:

    Would love to use these in my oatmeal and smoothies!!!

    P.S. I was laughing out loud when I read, “Every time Cory walks into our pantry he yells an obscenity followed by “chia!!” Totally something my husband would say, too!! Love your blog!

  3. Emily says:

    I’ve never tried chia seeds before! I would love to try chia seeds in my smoothies!

  4. Josh says:

    I have been eating the same few meals so it would be nice to spice it up a bit.

  5. Oo i love chia seeds in my oats in the morning!

  6. Ali says:

    I love putting them in my yogurt bowls!

  7. Angela says:

    I love chia seeds in my yogurt and smoothies!! I can’t seem to find them anywhere around here though so my fingers are crossed!! :)

  8. I love topping my smoothies with chia seeds!

  9. Danielle says:

    i looovveee putting them in my smoothies and oatmeal!

  10. Allie says:

    I’ve never tried Chai before but I would love to use them in my oats in the morning or my post workout smoothies! Yum!

  11. Brandi says:

    I would love to use chia in my oatmeal and/or smoothies!

  12. Lauren says:

    Chia pudding and banana is my favorite breakfast, when I remember to soak the chia seeds the night before!

  13. Lauren says:

    I’ve never used chia before, but I keep seeing recipes pop up everywhere that call for them. I would love to give them a try!

  14. Liz Soltesz says:

    OMG i would LOVE to win some of that chia! I’ve read about how awesome it is on your blog but i have yet to try it! (Fingers Crossed!)

  15. Chia seeds in oatmeal are delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. I want to try chia so badly! I would love to try it in a smoothie and in my oatmeal :)

  17. Sarah says:

    Overnight oats! Mmmmm.

  18. Joni says:

    Slows the aging process??? Send that surplus to me…I will bathe in it.

  19. Brittany V says:

    I so want to try chia seeds! I’ve been reading about them everywhere and how good they are for you! I think they would be a welcome addition to my healthy eating!

  20. I’d like win some. Never tried chia seeds before, but I’m up to try them!

  21. I’ve tried a little chia in oats before, but I’d really like to try to make chia puddings and jams with it.

  22. Alyssa says:

    I would love to try putting chia seeds in my oats :)

  23. I’ve been looking everywhere for chia seeds! I’d love to put them in my morning oats, on top of yogurts, and sprinkled on various things! :)

  24. Kris says:

    Have never tried Chia… but dying to give it a whirl! The health benefits are astounding. P.S. – we <3 your blog!

  25. I’d be very interested in experimenting with how to incorporate it into my baked dishes!!

  26. Robin B says:

    I’ve never tried Chia Seeds, but I think they would instantly make my evening ice cream more healthy…. right!?!

  27. SARAH says:

    I love using Chia in my baked oatmeal! Makes it SO voluminous!!

  28. Sarah says:

    They are so good in baked oatmeal! Makes the oats so voluminous!

  29. Ashlee says:

    I have seen these and wondered what they would be like to try. I would sprinkle them on cereal or yogurt :)

  30. Erica says:

    I have hair loss due to Alopecia and just this week read about the great strides Chia makes in restoring hair growth. Now I want to add it to everything I can and see if it helps!

  31. I have never tried chia seeds before. I am interested to see how they would taste in a casserole. Can you even taste them?

  32. Katy says:

    I’ve never tried Chia seeds before, but from the sounds of it my oatmeal could really use some!!

  33. Nikki says:

    Yay Chia! I loooooove this stuff. It goes in everything that I remember to toss it into – fruit/yogurt bowls, smoothies, oatmeal, black bean burgers, salad, etc… etc. YUM!

  34. Ive still never tried chia! I have no idea why. I would really love to give it a try in smoothies to thicken them up!

  35. Emily says:

    I would use chia seeds to thicken up my smoothies and add a healthy does of fat to my diet.

  36. Kate says:

    I’d just love to try them. especially in my oatmeal or anything else you recommend. I’m weird about trying new things like this but after your rave review I feel that I need to!

  37. Kate says:

    I would love some Chia seeds to use in my morning smoothie!!

  38. I would love to use chia seeds for baking!

  39. Hannah says:

    I would LOVE to win the chia, I have seen it added to oats, make chia “pudding” and lots more, it seems very very versatile! I would love to try it!! I would use it in oats, smoothies, and try the pudding, and even look up more recipes just to try to incorporate chia in my diet!!

  40. Caroline says:

    I love chia seeds! Peanut Butter Fingers introduced me to them and now I add them to my yogurt, overnight oats, smoothies, and other random things!

  41. Sarah says:

    I eat oatmeal and yogurt everyday! Sadly, I’ve never had the chance to use chia seeds! I’ve been using flaxseed a lot…so it would be fun to change it up a bit :)

  42. Rebecca says:

    I’ve never tried chia and I’d love to try it in my oats!!

  43. I have never used chia seeds before, but definitely will be buying some this week!

  44. Kelsey says:

    I loveeee putting chia in my oatmeal. it makes it thicker and yummy! i also like it on whole wheat toast w/ peanut butter before a long run to keep me energized!

  45. Kristen says:

    I actually haven’t gotten to try chia seeds out yet! I think I’d most enjoy them in my overnight oats or regular warm oatmeal for the thickness!

  46. I love using chia seeds in my morning bowl of oats, as well as my protein smoothies!

  47. Lily says:

    I’d love to mix chia into my oatmeal!

  48. kelly says:

    i add chia seeds to everything, but my favorite is in my oatmeal each morning!!

  49. I like them best in overnight oats. :)

  50. Katherine says:

    I have chia seeds in my green smoothie every morning :)

  51. Diana says:

    I love chia in my overnight oats, makes ‘em so huge and fluffy!

  52. Ayla says:

    I love putting chia in my smoothies or oats. If you put it in oats then you can put more liquid in and get more volume. More food for less calories is always a win in my opinion. :)

    On a random side note, is that chia ground? Or is it just white chia seeds?

  53. I would love some CHIA! I always look for it in stores and can neeevvvveerrr find it! I really want to use it in smoothies and oats!

  54. HOW DID YOU KNOW I JUST RAN OUT OF CHIA SEEDS?

    I like chia seeds best in my Chobani. ;)

  55. Elle says:

    I love using chia seeds in my morning oatmeal, but I also love making a chia pudding with cocoa powder, milk, water, and a little nutella. Topped with strawberries? Godly, plus a totally healthy (…ish) dessert!

  56. Kayla says:

    I’ve never had chia seeds before but they sound pretty rockin’! I’d be willing to try them in anything that makes sense, I suppose, hah! In smoothies or yogurt… google tells me I can toss it in stir fry or mix with salad dressing… all sound good to me!!

  57. sarah says:

    I like to cook them up in oatmeal. It entirely changes the texture of it!

  58. sarah says:

    I like to cook them up in oatmeal. It entirely changes the texture of it!

  59. Amy says:

    I would put it in my pumpkin muffins or my oatmeal and lunch.

  60. I would love to incorporate them into baked goods so that I had an excuse to eat more cookies.

  61. emily jo says:

    II’d use chia seeds in EVERYTHING! they’re good with chickens too!

  62. Emily says:

    I would put them in my oatmeal every morning!

  63. Kayla says:

    i would love to use the chia seeds to make home-made gluten-free granola bars!

  64. Esther says:

    Chia in oatmeal is my favorite!

  65. Marie says:

    I’d use the chia in my yogurt bowls and on top of oatmeal :)

  66. Kelli C says:

    I love chia seeds in my smoothies!

  67. I’ve never tried chia before, but I would love to use it in my regular baked goods for an added health boost. I love baking things like cookies and muffins, but they’re obviously not always the most healthy goodies to have. Seems like chia seeds would add some much needed fiber and extra nutritious deliciousness!

  68. Annie says:

    I’ve been reading your blog/ healthy living blogs for a while now, but this is my first comment ever! I keep reading about how amazing chia seeds are, but I have yet to try them! I’d love to try some out in my smoothies and yogurt bowls.

  69. I LOOOVE chia. my newest way is with my cottage cheese at night to bulk it up! or just a plain chia gel with cinnamon sugar.

  70. Krystal says:

    Never tried them but you sold me on the Anti-aging properties! I would add Chia seeds to pancakes or waffles*

  71. Jen says:

    I love chia in my oatmeal. I also like to make a chocolate chia pudding.

  72. I would love to use chia seeds on top of my Vita Muffins!

  73. Jenny says:

    I have never personally tried chia seeds, but I’ve always been curious about them. Thanks for all the awesome info about how they could help benefit my diet! Even if I don’t win them, I may have to go buy some anyway. :)

  74. I love using chia seeds in my oatmeal! I haven’t had any since the summer, because they’re kind of expensive, so winning this would be great :) !

  75. Natalie says:

    I have been wanting to try chia seeds, but never end up buying them. I would love to try them in my oats and yogurt.

  76. Lauren says:

    I have never used chia seeds and every time I’m at the store I stare at them and wonder what they taste like and how I could incorporate them into my diet. This would be the perfect opportunity for me to try adding them to my yogurt and sprinkling them on my whole wheat pb&j.

  77. I love using it in oatmeal–especially overnight oats. I love the texture when they plump up a bit.

  78. Cristin says:

    That was funny about the pantry! I love to put chia seeds in my oatmeal & yogurt. Good stuff!!

  79. Erica says:

    I have never tried chia seeds, but always read about them and how much people love them. I would love to give them a try. :)

  80. Lizzie says:

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for years but always forget to look for them at the grocery! I’d add some to my morning Chobanis!

  81. tami says:

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds! I’d throw em in my yogurt and oats!

  82. Emily says:

    First of all, congrats on the move! So exciting. I’d throw chia seeds on top of yogurt messes (yogurt, cereal, fruit, nut butter – whatever…that’s why it’s called a mess), smoothies and oatmeal. And that’s hilarious that you’ve been hoarding all those bags!!!!

  83. Jennifer says:

    I am so excited about this giveaway! I want to try them in oatmeal, homemade salad dressings, cottage cheese, and on top of my salad! YUM! :)

  84. i would use the chia all over the place and in everything… smoothies, overnight oats, yogurt, you name it!

  85. Danielle says:

    I love putting chia in my smoothies and on top of my oatmeal!! Gotta love those omegas!!

  86. Beth says:

    I’ve never tried chia, but would love to try it in my oatmeal or with yogurt!

  87. Chelsey says:

    I used to love putting chia seeds in smoothies, but I’ve gotten out of the habit! Thanks for reminding me to add them in again :)

  88. Emily says:

    I love chia! I like using it in yogurt, smoothies, or on toast with peanut butter and bananas!

  89. ellalinea says:

    I love adding chia seeds to my greek yoghurt or oatmeal.. It makes it very thick and I love the pudding like consistency.. I <3 chia seeds! :)

  90. Wow… that’s A LOT of chia seeds! I would use chia seeds in my oatmeal :)

  91. Val says:

    I love using chia seeds in smoothies! I also really like it in pancakes and baked goods!

  92. Holy chia! I love using chia seeds in overnight oats! :)

  93. Rebecca says:

    On top of my cereal!

  94. I’ve never tried chia seeds before! But I would love to try them in my oats! I hear they thicken them up pretty well, and I love thicker oatmeal :)

  95. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never used chia seeds before, but I’ve heard they’re great in oatmeal, and really want to try them!

  96. Kristen says:

    I really like chia seeds in my oatmeal…. and I just ran out! :)

  97. Brenda says:

    CHIA!! I love it sprinkled on my pb sandwich!

  98. Maw aw says:

    You had me at “slows the aging process.”. I could mix it with my Activia every morning!!! Please send my prize to my Florida address.

  99. Mawmaw says:

    Sorry, my name was missing a letter.

  100. Gina says:

    Love it in my smoothies!

  101. Mollie Elyse says:

    I use chia in my oatmeal or sprinkle on toast w/ almond butter and banana!

  102. I used it in poppyseed chicken and am dying to think of other creative ways to include it in dinner meals!

  103. Brittnye says:

    How funny, I recently, as in last week, found out about chia seeds!

    My trainer makes a chocolate Chai pudding that is weird looking but soooo tasty, I’ll get the recepie for you asap.

    I also put it in my oatmeal since she gave me a travel size bag but it didn’t last long.

  104. Lisa says:

    I would love to try chia in my oats or yogurt!!

  105. Lisa says:

    I would love to use them to top smoothies, yogurt, or any other breakfast items. Love the crunch! Great giveaway

  106. The only thing I really do with my chia seeds is mix them in my oats. I would love to branch out and try them in other things.

  107. Jen says:

    I’ve been dying to try chia seeds in my morning oats!

  108. Renata says:

    I would love to mix Chia into my yogurt and fruit!

  109. Georgia says:

    Adding it to my peanut butter to use on apples and in jelly sandwiches sounds scrumptious and healthy!

  110. Renee says:

    I love chia seeds! Would eat them in everything!

  111. Love chia seeds in my oatmeal. I am slightly addicted I do believe.

  112. Ray says:

    I would add chia into my morning oatmeal everyday

  113. I use chia seeds literally every day in my overnight oats. Love my omega-3s!

  114. Renee says:

    Chia baked into my homemade blueberry muffins sounds like a healthy addition I’d like to try! :)

  115. Elisabeth says:

    I’d love to add the Chia seeds to my overnight oats!

  116. umm i put chia in EVERYTHING! in my oats, on my eggs, in my smoothies… get the picture? :)

  117. I love to make jam with chia and thicken up protein yogurt for a “frosting”!

  118. Sara L says:

    I always use chia seeds in my yogurt at lunch. It gives me the energy I need for the afternoon!!

  119. Alicia bustillos says:

    I love chia in oatmeal! Adds a nice little crunch. I was a little concerned at first about the taste but was presently suprised.

  120. Heather G says:

    I’ve never tried chia seeds but I would try them on greek yogurt with fruit!

  121. Shannon says:

    I haven’t tried chia seeds yet but I would blend them into a smoothie or sprinkle them on oatmeal!

  122. Sarah e Jacobs says:

    I haven’t had an opportunity to cook with them, but I LOVE chia warrior bars. 100cal and tons of portable energy. Love. I want to try to add them into a savory risotto (no idea if this would work. Experiment!)

    So many interesting recipes, though. I want to try them all!!

  123. Rachel says:

    I LOVE CHIA SEEDS! I would make overnight oats and put them in my oatmeal and I love them in yogurt! I’ve been meaning to make chia pudding for a while, but haven’t been brave enough yet, so I definitely want to try!!

  124. Felice says:

    LOOOOOVE the chia!! I use it in my smoothies and as an egg or oil substitute. YUM!!

  125. Reema says:

    Smoothies!! Love chia :)

  126. Molly says:

    Chia seeds in my oatmeal and my yogurt… so cliche, but so right.

  127. Laurel C says:

    I keep seeing that people use chia seeds in their oatmeal, so that’s probably the first place that I would try it!!

  128. Kylee says:

    I would love them in my smoothies and oatmeal!

  129. Claire says:

    I want to try them in oatmeal or with greek yogurt!

  130. Lissa says:

    I like chia in my overnight oats!

  131. Nikki says:

    I will make homemade peanut butter and include the chia seeds if I win

  132. Trisha says:

    adding them to smoothies, oatmeal, and muffins are how i use them!

  133. Mandy says:

    LOVE to try Chia in smoothies and I’ve got a recipe for chia pudding that looks awesome!!!

  134. Anne Kendall says:

    I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds foreverrrr! Everyone raves about them, and I’ve enjoyed experimenting with different seeds in all sorts of foods. I’ve had the worst time finding them, and just as I was about to give up the hunt and say “ask Colleen,” here you pop up with a giveaway! ;)

  135. Julia says:

    Kyahh! I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for the longest time now… I’ve heard so many great things about it in oatmeal ;)

  136. crystal c. says:

    I would love to win some chia seeds! I put them in my yogurt and oatmeal everyday. I want to start trying to use them in other ways. Having a stash of them sure would help that out! :)

  137. Jordan W. says:

    I’ve never tried Chia seeds but would love to have the opportunity!

  138. Kate says:

    Definitely in my oatmeal!

  139. liz says:

    I haven’t tried chia yet, but i have been wanting too in yougurt and oatmeal

  140. Amber says:

    I have never tried chia seeds, but I would love to try them in my oatmeal!

  141. Allison says:

    I like chia seeds in my applesauce!

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