Seedy & Nutty

June 29, 2012

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Good [hot & steamy] morning!!

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I discovered two frozen Kashi waffles in my freezer yesterday – I don’t think I’ve had this breakfast in a trimester! It sure is a fun one though.

I layered in sliced banana, nut butter, blueberries and greek yogurt – with lots of chia on top.

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I restocked my chia seeds via Amazon this week! [Chia Seeds Direct no longer sells 2 pound bags and 4# is just too much Sad smile )

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That’s not just any old nut butter on top – it’s Sarah’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Nutty Butter! She brought me a taste yesterday – delicious! I love the thick texture. Sarah is taking the steps to become a nutty butter biz woman – very exciting.

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Homph gomph.

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Peachy tea by Adagio

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Have a smokin’ hot day!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat June 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

What a beautiful waffle mountain. That looks like my midnight snack! I’ve been eating waffles and sipping decaf coffee before bed lately. My favorite is from TJ’s.

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2 kaila@ healthy helper blog! June 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

Haven’t had kashi waffles in forever…or at least before they discontinued them! Definitely have to pick some up now that they are back on shelves !

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3 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

They were discontinued!? I bought this probably in February or so – I like the subtle sweetness. I think they were 9 grain

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4 mary @ minutespermile June 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’ve never had them either, but have been wanting to try (if they’re still available in stores that is). BTW what is the deal with this Kashi/GMO/”natural” ordeal? All over the press.

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5 Carly June 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’m eating those right now! Before I even saw your post :) They are not discontinued. A year or so back Kashi couldn’t keep up with waffle production, so they didn’t have them for a while. Then they discontinued some varieties and came out with the 9-grain. I love them b/c they have a nice hint of vanilla!

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6 Sana June 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

Warm tea on a hot day??? I would melt!

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7 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

I drank it in the cold basement :)

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8 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

Peach tea is my FAVORITE. I haven’t had my breakfast yet… Now I’m inspired by your (and craving!) waffles. Mmmm! Looks amazing.

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9 Khushboo June 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Suddenly my beloved jar of natural peanut butter doesn’t seem as exciting ;)

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10 Michelle @ gloriouseats.com June 29, 2012 at 7:52 am

I have to say, I am completely addicted to chia! You can actually make pudding from Chia Seeds, water, vanilla, cinnamon and stevia if you prefer. SO yummy!

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11 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux June 29, 2012 at 7:54 am

Does that mean we’ll all be able to taste Sarah’s nutty butters soon?! How exciting! I never really want waffles or pancakes for breakfast, but your stack is making me think it might be worth a try sometime soon!

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12 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

You already can – she’s been selling them! Since your local, that would make it super easy : )

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13 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux June 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

I just emailed her about buying a jar of the Chai Tea flavor! :-)

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14 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:38 am
15 Cait's Plate June 29, 2012 at 7:55 am

Yay for the waffle stack! :)

Looks delicious as always – especially with the addition of Sarah’s Oatmeal Cookie Nut Butter!! So jealous. I’m dying to try that.

Stay cool today!

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16 Paula June 29, 2012 at 7:56 am

Have you checked the bulk bins in your markets for Chia seeds? I buy them at Earth Fare for $6.99 a pound which is quit a bit cheaper than the little health food store in my small town. I do have to drive an hour to get them so I stock up when we have to go to the city. I know some people don’t like bulk bins. I don’t have a problem with them for dry things that people aren’t going to stick their fingers in to sneak a bite.

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17 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

I have, but the last time I checked they were like $11.99. Maybe prices have fallen! I will have to check again – although I think I’m all set for about a year : )

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18 Paula June 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

Wow, I only paid $10 a pound in the tiny local health food store in north east Alabama. The Earth fare is in Hunstville, Al so maybe the difference is location.

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19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

Those waffles look tasty! The nut butter sounds really good too :) I’m jealous.

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20 Katie June 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is “homph gomph”?

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21 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

The noise Homer Simpson makes when he eats : )

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22 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:13 am
23 Katie June 29, 2012 at 8:15 am

haha oh okay! thanks kath :)

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24 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

This comment exchange just made my day. :)

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25 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

The nut butter sounds delicious! Isn’t it funny how you measure things in trimesters now? LOL… the waffles look great. have a fab Friday Kath! :)

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26 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

Do you find the Kashi waffles to be full of good ingredients and not too processed? I haven’t had frozen waffles in forever but I’d like to grab some to keep in the freezer for when a waffle craving hits and I don’t want to make them myself!

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27 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

Yes, I studied all of the waffles in the frozen section and these were the most natural and 100% whole grain

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28 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

Awesome thank you for the RD advice :) Adding them to my grocery list!

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29 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

:)

Just fished the package out of the recycling. They are the 7 Grain ones – “whole grain” not “whole wheat.” The only ingredients I have problems with are oat fiber (why not just whole oats – I don’t need more fiber) and soy lecithin. But both are probably a minimal amount so I’m OK with them as a whole

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30 Kathryn @ Mamacado June 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

I LOVE waffles and yogurt. A perfect combination (and reminds me of waffle/ice cream sandwiches I used to eat as a kid). mmmm!

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31 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

These waffles look so perfect and delicious, and tha nutty Butter sounds amazing too!

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32 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

“In a trimester”… pregnant time measurement! :)

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33 Roxanne June 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Those waffles looks like a mini-cake! And I ordered some nutty butter jars from Sarah! It’s to be shipped to Canada…. hopefully customs won’t open the box… LOL

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34 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

Haha – check for missing bite!

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35 Roxanne June 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

or a spoon indent…

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36 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

That nut butter sounds super unique and delicious! I bet it adds great texture to the waffles!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

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37 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

I haven’t had frozen wholegrain waffles in a while! I love eating them sandwich style with nut butter & sliced bananas (or apples) between them. SO good.

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38 Jen Ross June 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

YUM! That nut butter looks amazing!

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39 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

Your breakfast looks like a cake! Haha and 4lbs of chia seeds would be a LOT! I definitely don’t go through them quickly enough for that, I use about 1/2 T a day! By the way, after seeing you eat cherries for a while I finally got some and mixed them into my oats this morning! So good and perfect for a post-strength training workout!

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40 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

That oatmeal raisin is my new favorite flavor!!! It’s a tough choice between that and cookie dough.

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41 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

Why choose? ;)

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42 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

YUM! That breakfast looks delicious (and it’s very photogenic)! I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah at BLEND this year and she’s super sweet and awesome. But I have yet to try this Nutty butter I hear so much about!!

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43 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

YOU are super sweet and awesome. :)

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44 Annette @FitnessPerks June 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

Mmmm that stack looks SOO tasty!

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45 Andrea June 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

Mmm, I ran out of frozen waffles a while ago but those look good! Luckily I have a stock of different kinds of homemade frozen waffles + pancakes in the freezer! You should make a big batch one morning and freeze them yourself! Cheaper and healthier :) And your comment about the 4 lbs. of chia seeds made me laugh. The last time I bought chia seeds I bought from Chia Seeds Direct and bought 6 lbs… think I went a bit overboard? It was the best price though!

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46 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

Haha… Eat them all yet!?

I don’t own a waffle maker or I would!

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47 Andrea June 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

Haha ummmm I don’t even think I’m through one pound yet! That stinks that you don’t have a waffle maker. But that is definately one of those uni-task appliances. Not like you can use it for much else – although I have a recipe saved for chocolate chip cookies made in the waffle maker that I have yet to try out!

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48 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

I would love to make them a few times a year, but I’m really more of a pancakes girl (which just require normal kitchen gear :) ) so I just really have a need for one

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49 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

Don’t you love ‘sweet discoveries’ in the freezer! I love it when I come across a lost frozen muffin!

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50 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 29, 2012 at 9:48 am

I am amazed at how delicious you make plain ol’ frozen waffles look!

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51 Jocelyn Baer June 29, 2012 at 9:52 am

Chia seeds! You totally got me going on them, and I really like them! However, recently I had a conversation with a new client of mine Bill Anderson, http://www.chiabill.com/index-4.html and he scolded me about eating them whole (not cracked or gelled), stating something about natural inhibitors to protect them if eaten by birds or animals so when animals pass the seeds they are still able to sprout. Therefore eating them whole is not allowing the seed’s innate nutritional properties to be made bio-available for absorption and utilization by the body. Have you heard of this?

I now keep a jar of gelled chia seeds (1/3c seeds to 2c water) in my frige and scoop a tablespoon or so over my yummies in the morning. Thankfully the taste has not changed and I do not mind the texture, or I would have ground them in my grinder and started eating them in powder form! Happy Friday!

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52 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

I have never heard that chia have to be ground… Unlike flax. Marketing ploy?

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53 Jocelyn Baer June 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

No marketing ploy per say, I am a real estate broker and my husband and I own a winery on the central coast of California.

But oh my goodness, apparently the verdict is still out. I just searched the internet looking for an unbiased definitive answer and I saw both “enzyme inhibited like flax” and “too small to worry about soaking”. If you have a resource that has convinced you to sprinkle and not worry about soaking or grinding, please share. Thank you!

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54 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

I just mean since he’s selling them he might just be saying that.

Not research per se, but I consider Dr. Weil to be a trusted resource: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA365093/Chia-for-Health.html

Other than this one (which isn’t really on topic), I can’t find too many ground vs. whole scientific articles after a quick search: http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=ShowAbstractBuch&ArtikelNr=100818&ProduktNr=232822

But every source I’ve read (from women’s magazines to health pros like Dr. Oz) have said they do not have to be ground. I’d be surprised if everyone had it wrong.

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55 Jocelyn Baer June 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Thank you!

Searching for “ground vs whole” as opposed to “soaking vs raw” yielded very different results. I concur with your rationale and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share it with me!

I had read that Dr. Oz suggested soaking but apparently it was not for nutritional value…what was I thinking? ;-)

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56 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’m with you. I’m pretty sure one of the great things about chia is they DON’T have to be ground to reap the benefits…

[OK, I'll stop commenting on other peoples comments now. Maybe.]

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57 Karen June 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Kath – I concur. Chia seeds do not have to be ground…they are highly digestible whole, which makes them much more convenient than flax seeds! :)

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58 joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

Super steamy here in D.C.!

Those waffles look scrumptious, although chia seeds totally weird me out for some reason haha.

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59 Working Girl @ Caffeinated Contentment June 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

Those waffles look AMAZING. I’ve always been a die-hard oatmeal girl, but I’m trying to branch out….you are very convincing. I mean really, anything with PB in the morning sounds delicious and nutritious to me. Gotta get all the calories I can into my meals because I’m trying to gain weight! Maybe some maple syrup action too? And the Greek yog is a great idea for getting that extra protein kick in. I love carb-y breakfasts, but I have to get creative with getting the amount of protein that I need.

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60 Kimberly June 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

I feel like I am always commenting on your breakfast posts. I do LOVE breakfast. I could eat it 3x a day everyday! Waffles sound sooo good right about now.

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61 Karen June 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

Sarah’s nut butters sound delish…I love a thick nut butter!

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62 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I’m always so jealous when you have waffles! I need to buy some!!

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63 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I’ve been to Sarah’s site and she has some great sounding recipes and flavors! MMmmm. Good stuff!

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64 wesley @ the way home June 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Mmm love waffles but rarely have them! And that cookie butter concoction sounds awesome, that’s so neat that she is starting to sell her butters!

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65 donna June 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

What do chia seeds taste like?

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66 KathEats June 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

They are pretty tasteless – even less so than flax. Sort of like gelatin

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67 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I can’t wait to re-stock my nutty butter supply this weekend when I’m in Cville! Yay!

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68 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I think about those waffles sometimes…I should buy some. The nutty butter sounds delicious!

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69 Angel7 June 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

It was a hot day, indeed!!! It was stifling hot outside, and especially for pregnant women! But I have not complained about the heat, because we only have so many hot, sunny days where we live.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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70 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

Yummm those flavored nut butters look absolutely delish. Do you know what kind of nuts are in the oatmeal raisin one?

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71 KathEats June 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

I know it’s a mix – including peanuts

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72 Dental Management Consultant July 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

Those nuts and blueberries are popping out my computer screen! They look so scrumptious! Just curious if Kashi waffles can also be bought fresh? Haven’t tried them just yet.

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73 KathEats July 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

They come frozen…

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74 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Sorry this question is so late but I am desperate for chia seeds! I finally hit up Whole Foods looking for them but they were completely sold out. I didn’t look at the price (dumb) so I figured I’d ask you: cheaper to buy this 2lb bag on Amazon or get it at Whole Foods? Sorry for lame question!

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75 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Ok came up with a better question: Do chia seeds go rancid like flax eventually does? Contemplating buying the cheapest price per pound but it’s a 5 lb bag but don’t want to end up tossing any of it because it takes me too long to go through it. Would appreciate your knowledge. ^_^

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76 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Yes, keep them in the freezer! I got the 2 lb bag from Amazon and was happy with it

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