DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging

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With the holidays quickly approaching, we often lose sight of what’s most important. Let us reflect and be mindful by giving thanks and expressing gratitude to those you love, and all the beauty around you. Practicing gratitude every day can make a huge difference in your life, which is why we often say “Gratitude fuels the Soul.” Gratitude is a powerful practice that can revolutionize your life and change your mindset forever! Here’s a fun and easy way to remind yourself of this important practice. Be sure to hang it where you will see it everyday!

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

 

What You’ll Need: 

  • Wood slice (We got ours from Michaels)
  • Tan/neutral paint in “chalky” finish
  • Medium paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Black paint with a small paint brush OR black paint pen
  • Printed message of your choice. Click HERE to download our “Gratitude Fuels The Soul” template.

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

How: 

  1. First, paint your wood slice with your desired chalk paint. We recommend 2 coats. Let dry completely.
  2. To transfer your text onto your wood slice, shade the back of your printed text with pencil.DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma ChiaGratitude Wall Hanging DIY | Mamma Chia
  3.  Flip it back over and you will find a faint stencil of your design!
  4. Using your paint brush in black paint OR paint pen, simply fill in your stencil. Voila!

Now you have a beautiful sign to hang in your home!

DIY Gratitude Wall Hanging | Mamma Chia

 

Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is almost here, can you believe it? While many folks associate this holiday with unhealthy eating, we wanted to share some recipes to prove that you can host a beautiful meal that’s full of nutrients and tastes amazing! These two recipes are sure to surprise and delight any set of taste buds this holiday season. Enjoy!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. While oven is preheating, wash your sweet potatoes and dry them using a paper towel. Let them sit for about 10 minutes.
  3. Using a fork, pierce each sweet potato at least five times. Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place in oven. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour. Baking time will depend on the size of your potatoes. To check if they are done, squeeze one of the potatoes in an oven mitt protected hand and insert a sharp knife or fork into the center. The knife should glide easily through the potato.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and remove foil. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise and mash the flesh of the sweet potato with a fork to soften.
  5. Top with greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, granola, pepitas and any other topping you or your guests fancy! Peanut butter, nuts or dried cranberries make wonderful toppings, too!
  6. Enjoy!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels SproutsIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. organic brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp. Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds (black or white)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. organic Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. purified water
  • 3 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. To make the sauce, combine chia seeds with water, balsamic and mustard. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cut off the brown ends of your brussels sprouts, then cut in half lengthwise.
  4. Toss the brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the balsamic mustard sauce and toss again.
  5. Place brussels sprouts on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and roast for about 30-40 minutes. Dark, crispy outer leaves are normal.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Sprinkle with additional chia seeds to garnish. Please note: some of the balsamic chia sauce may clump while baking. Feel free to remove the chia clumps prior to serving.
  7. Enjoy!

Balsamic Glazed Chia Brussels Sprouts | Healthy Thanksgiving Sides | Mamma Chia

Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour

Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour

April 14, 2016
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Chia-eers to the holidays!

We are ready to sit down, relax, and celebrate our gratitude this Thanksgiving! What better addition to your turkey dinner than a refreshing Cranberry Cinnamon Chia Whiskey Sour? This Mamma Chia libation combines tart cranberries and lemons with our sweet Cranberry Lemonade Vitality Beverage – that includes all the nutritious benefits of chia seeds for that guilt-free twist to your holiday toast.

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Add Mamma Chia Cranberry Lemonade, whiskey, cinnamon, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker, shaking vigorously for roughly 30 seconds.
  • Pour into 4 glasses. Tip: do not use the strainer when pouring out to prevent the chia seeds from sticking.
  • Rim each glass with cinnamon and add cranberries, lemon rinds, or cinnamon sticks as an extra garnish if you’d like.

Chia-eers and Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpieces

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpieces

April 14, 2016
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Hello Fall! With all the festivities in full swing, here’s a fun and festive DIY project that will be sure to add a magical touch to your Thanksgiving table!

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These fall-bulous pumpkin succulent centerpieces are a delightful way to turn these popular desert plants into a fall favorite! These petite arrangements are wonderful table decor for any anticipated holiday dinner party, but do feel free to make your arrangement in any size pumpkin! You can find instructions on how to create these Magical inspirations at Luxe Happens.

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Supplies:

  • Pumpkins (small or big)
  • Succulents (we got ours from our local farmer’s market)
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Soil (we just used the soil from our succulents since our pumpkins were small)
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Scissors
  • Spanish Moss

Cinnamon Apple Crumble

Cinnamon Apple Crumble

April 14, 2016
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With the weather finally cooling down here in San Diego, we are officially ready to cozy up for the holidays! There’s no better way to bring the family together than the aroma of a warm apple crumble on a brisk fall day. This Cinnamon Apple Crumble combines the sweet, tart taste of apples with the warm, buttery taste of cinnamon and oats – all with the added nutrients of chia!

 

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Ingredients

Filling:

  • 4 large organic Granny Smith apples (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 organic lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup organic rolled oats
  • ¾ cup Mamma Chia Cinnamon Pecan Granola Clusters
  • 1/2 cup packed organic dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold organic butter, cut into small pieces

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Directions

  • Preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples into 1/4-inch slices. Place apples in a large mixing bowl and toss with sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon. Pour into a lightly greased 9 by 13-inch baking dish, and spread out into an even layer. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, granola clusters, sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the topping. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, gently work in the cold butter until pea-sized lumps are formed.
  • Top apples evenly with mixture and bake until apples are bubbly and topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes, rotating once halfway through cooking.  Cover with aluminum foil when you rotate to prevent topping from burning.

Enjoy!