Back to School with the Magic of Chia + Giveaway

There’s still some time before school starts for us, and I haven’t done much to prepare yet.  Food is always my first priority though, as I’m a firm believer that a healthy diet is a lot more important than a new shirt or the ridiculously specific school supplies we’re expected to get.  Food is more fun anyway!

While I still don’t have the soft pencil case my son needs (a hard case would apparently mean the end of the world), I am ready for the things that really count:  breakfast, lunch snacks, and after-school snacks.  Every parent knows how hectic school mornings are, but having a plan ahead of time can make things go more smoothly.  Part of my plan is to have some healthy food options that don’t require much (or any) time to prep, so that even on those extra crazy days, the kids don’t end up with junk food.

Mamma ChiaWe’ve mentioned Mamma Chia before, and we actually handed them out for Halloween last year.  We’re all big fans of their Chia Squeeze Pouches and Vitality Beverages because they have some great flavors, and the squishy, jello-like texture is so much fun.  They’re super convenient, so we have them for snacks year round, and the fruity deliciousness makes for a refreshing and satisfying snack.

The Magic of Chia

Sure, it tastes good, but what’s the big deal about Mamma Chia?  Let me tell you.  Chia seeds are pretty cool.  Those tiny, nutty, crunchy guys are chock-full of goodness, like protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals.  They also happen to be very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and as someone who doesn’t eat fish, I know how hard that is to come by.  A small serving packs a big punch, which makes chia one of my favorite ways to give our diets a bit of a nutritional boost.

Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches for a Healthy On-the-Go Snack

We’ve stocked up on Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches, and they’re going to come in handy when I need a no-prep lunch snack or an on-the-go, after-school treat, but this year, Mamma Chia is going to make breakfast time easier too. Brand new to my family, and a welcome addition, is the Mamma Chia Vitality Granola.

Mamma Chia Wild Blueberry Granola

I can already tell that this one is going to be a lifesaver on mornings when I just don’t have time to cook.  (I’ll admit, that’s a lot of mornings during the school year.)  I don’t know why I haven’t considered chia for breakfast before, but what better way to start the day than with a healthy serving of protein, whole grains, and omega-3s?  My daughter’s favorite is the Wild Blueberry, and it’s also available in Vanilla Almond, Cinnamon Pecan, and Honey and Oats.

Whichever Mamma Chia product you go with, you can rest assured that you’re getting only the best ingredients.  On top of the amazing nutritional profile of the chia seed, all of the Mamma Chia products are organic, and like their packaging says, organic is non-gmo!  (They’re also vegan and gluten-free, for those of you who were wondering.)

Mamma Chia products can be purchased online at MammaChia.com or use their store locator to find a store near you.

Thanks to the generous people at Mamma Chia, you guys have a chance to win a Mamma Chia Prize Pack!  Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 9/15/17.  Good luck!

Mamma Chia Giveaway

 


About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.

Comments

  1. Julie Wood says:

    I recently discovered how healthy Chia is! I love it on top of yogurt or pudding and it tastes great. What an awesome prize pack of Chia products to try out!

  2. I love chia!! I recently found out chia can replace eggs in baking found out by a woman who’s kid is allergic to eggs. She substituted soaked chia seeds for the eggs and it worked! Try chia instead of eggs in baking recipes and see how much healthier your pastries turn out! I use chia in smoothies mostly, sometimes its in cereals I already buy, and in our granola bars. love love love chia

  3. I didn’t know how beneficial chia seeds are till now

  4. I absolutely love chia. I just found out it’s a great egg substitute

  5. .Christine L says:

    I know that chia is good for you but not a big fan. These look like actual tasty ways to consume it.

  6. I love anything Chia! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  7. IMO Mama Chia is one of the finest organic brands on the market.

  8. Michelle Coles says:

    I actually haven’t tried Chia yet but have been wanting to and these look tasty!

  9. I’ve heard how healthy chia seeds are but sadly I haven’t tried them yet. I need to check these out!

  10. I have not tried chia yet but I have heard great things about it.

  11. I have tried baking with chia, but I’d like to try prepared products as my baking didn’t come out very tasty. And I want to like chia for its health benefits.

  12. Chia seeds are one of my favorite foods, so I’d love to try these products!

  13. We have tried the Chia Clusters and really liked them

  14. I’ve heard of Chia seeds before and knew they were healthy but I didn’t know they contained Omega-3! Very good to know. I’m going to have to add them to my yogurt.

  15. Jennifer H. says:

    I am interested in trying the Mama Chia products. The granola and drinks look great!

  16. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would love to try these products. Everything looks good!!

  17. Mary Gardner says:

    I really like Chia seeds and eat them often but would love to try the drinks.

  18. Audrey Stewart says:

    I love Magic Chia. We got some when we went to visit my sister, and have been hooked since.

  19. Holly Thomas says:

    My family has tried these products and loved them.