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HI I'm Josh and I am Chantels son and I'l be starting a kids holistic health education at Spiritual Eats. The kids health education will start March 1st.

Recent Events:

posted Apr 12, 2012, 2:50 PM by Chantel Wilson Chase   [ updated May 4, 2012, 7:22 AM ]

Seminar: Oh, Sugar! I recently led an enlightening and engaging seminar on sugar at the Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA on Thursday, May 3, 2012 Great attendance, and great questions! In fact, the audience asked me to give them a list of names for sugar. So here is the Many Names of Sugar List. Also, they asked for my super secret tollhouse cookie recipe. This is a modified version of the most famous Nestle Tollhouse Recipe. Click here for Chantel's Super Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. 

posted Feb 17, 2012, 10:15 AM by Chantel Wilson Chase   [ updated May 4, 2012, 7:22 AM ]

The 2nd Annual Cookoff in Hudson, MA was held on Thursday February 16, 2012.  All pizzas were delicious; and Farley Elementary won 'People's Choice' for Best Pizza.  I manned the smoothie booth, with help from my community.  The turnout was fantastic, and I think I must have gone through 300 pounds of fruit.  Thank you to all who attended and made the event so special.
 
The Littleton Farmer's Open House was held Monday, Feb 13, 2012. At that event, farmers from surrounding towns came to share their knowledge, information and community spirit. Buying local helps support our local community as well as our global community.

 
 

Chia - The Superfood You've Never Heard Of

posted Dec 25, 2011, 6:00 PM by Chantel Wilson Chase   [ updated Dec 25, 2011, 6:32 PM ]

The Power of Chia

When you hear Chia, you may think about those clay figures that grow grass (and are advertised on TV). But Chia, seeds are a powerful superfood that can not only give you much needed nutrients, but they can also improve your athletic performance.

So what's so great about Chia seeds?

  • They contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than flax seeds and salmon
  • The seeds contain significant amounts of protein, dietary fiber and antioxidants
  • Due to the exceptional water-absorption quality of chia, it can help you prolong hydration and retain electrolytes, especially during exertion
  • Chia seed protein contains no gluten. This makes it ideal for anyone with a gluten sensitivity or simply wanting to find a replacement for gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, rye and oats.

How do you use Chia?

The most common way to eat chia is to first soak the seeds. They can very rapidly absorb a large amount of liquid - between 9-12 times their volume, in under 10 minutes.

Make the basic gel

To make a basic chia gel, simply add 1/3 cup of seeds (2oz) to 2 cups of water. Stir the mixture well, to avoid clumping, then leave it in your fridge, in a sealed jar.
 
The gel will begin to form in about 10 minutes and you can eat it right away. It will stay good for a few weeks if you leave it in the refrigerator.
 
Mix with everything
 
Once you make the basic gel, you can just reach into the fridge and take out some of the ready-made gel whenever you need it.
 
You might add it to smoothies, mix it with salad dressings, puddings or granola, or simply take it by the spoonful. They are great for taking with a banana or your smoothie before a run as they deliver long-lasting energy!

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