100th post giveaway!!

8 Jul

Last week, in honor of my 100th post on ChiaSeedMe, I promised you guys a rockin’ giveaway.  Well, I’m never one to go back on my promises…so without further ado


Obviously, you guys know that I love Chia seeds.  For those of you who are new readers, here is a little rundown of all the benefits of these tiny little seeds.

  • Chia seeds naturally contain more than 60% Omega-3 fatty acid – this is the highest percentage of Omega-3 of any commercially available source.
  • Chia seeds are a complete source of dietary protein, providing all the essential amino acids.
  • Chia seeds can absorb more than nine times their volume in water or other liquid. This can prolong hydration and retain electrolytes in body fluids, especially during exertion or exercise.
  • Chia seeds are a great source of fiber.  One serving can provide 30% of the daily requirement.
  • Chia seeds are gluten free!
  • The gel-forming property of Chia seeds tends to slow digestion and sustain balanced blood sugar levels, which can be helpful in preventing or controlling diabetes.
  • Because of the Chia seed’s ability to retain fluid, it aids in weight loss by helping to keep you feeling full longer
  • Chia seeds contain large amounts of B vitamins and calcium.
  • Chia seeds contain boron, which is needed for bones.  Boron is needed to aid the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus in bones and for muscle growth.
  • Chia seeds contain six times more calcium than whole milk, three times more iron than spinach and fifteen times more magnesium than broccoli!

info found here.

Now can you see why I have such a love affair with these little guys?

I want YOU to have the chance to enjoy Chia seeds as much as I do!

Monterey Bay Spice Company (herbco.com)has been so generous to sponsor this giveaway by giving away not one, but two 1 pound bags of Chia Seeds; each winner will receive 1 bag.  Did you catch that?  TWO WINNERS!

The following are 3 ways to Enter (you can do one, two or all three!):

  • 1 ENTRY for leaving a comment on this post
  • 1 ENTRY by adding ChiaSeedMe to your blogroll or just tell me if it already is
  • 1 ENTRY for following me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway using this: want a chance to try Chia seeds or restock your current stash?  enter to win! http://chiaseedme.com/?p=1354

**Please leave a comment for each way that you entered.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 11th at midnight, and the winner will be announced early next week.

Good luck everyone!!  And thanks for being readers of CSM:)

Also, make sure and check out Monterey Bay Spice Company for great prices on Chia seeds, spices, teas and much more!

34 Responses to “100th post giveaway!!”

  1. Sarah July 8, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    May I enter! 🙂

    You’re on my blogroll and I’ve just tweeted about it 🙂

    • candice July 8, 2010 at 10:46 am #

      Yes! I made sure it would be international. Yay!!

  2. Sarah July 8, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    Oh, I need to leave one comment for each so here’s the one for you being on my blogroll…

  3. Sarah July 8, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    … and here’s the one for my tweeting it. x

  4. Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen July 8, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Can Canadians enter? 🙂 If so count me in, and if not then good luck to all the lucky Americans out there!

    • candice July 8, 2010 at 10:45 am #

      Yes, you can enter! You’re in:)

  5. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats July 8, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    I would love to enter. I love love love chia seeds 🙂

  6. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats July 8, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Now following you on twitter and just tweeted about the giveaway 🙂

  7. Heather (Where's the Beach) July 8, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Well, you know I must win as I have yet to actually purchase them on my own ;-P

  8. Heather (Where's the Beach) July 8, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    You, my dear, are already in my blog roll of course!!

  9. Heather (Where's the Beach) July 8, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I follow you on twitter and will have a post scheduled for 4:15 CST time today (at work and can’t tweet darn it).

  10. Sarah July 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Thank you for enabling me to enter 🙂

  11. Ashley July 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Yay – I love chia seeds! Congrats on your 100th post :-).

  12. Ashley July 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    You’re on my blogroll :-).

  13. Ashley July 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/cygirl88/status/18088584617

  14. Rhea (Greek Feaster) July 9, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    HOORAY! congratulations, girl– 100th post, very exciting. thanks so much for hosting this. i love me some chia seeds and i don’t believe that i could ever have too many 😉

  15. amber@SAHM's musings July 9, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Wow! Who knew about the chia? Not me! This was such an informative post.

  16. Ashlei July 9, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    I LOVE chia seeds and could use a restocking! They’re so good added to oatmeal!

  17. amber@SAHM's musings July 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I added you to my blogroll. Now if I can figure out how to tweet 😛

  18. Carrie Conforti July 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Super giveaway!! Thanks bunches to you and the sponsor!

  19. Kristine July 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway- love chia!

  20. Debbie July 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Hey Candice, I’m not sure what to do with them yet… but I’d love to have them! Maybe we can have a cooking session 🙂

  21. Kimberly July 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    This is my first visit to your blog…Love it! I just recently discovered the chia seed and only have put them in my smoothies and vegan overnight oats. But I cannot wait to try them new ways. There are endless possibilities. I like your most recent idea of sprinkling them on a banana PB rice cake!

  22. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition July 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    I love chia seeds. They are little wonders. My favorite thing to do is add them to oatmeal with extra liquid because they soak it up and make the oats extra fluffy.

  23. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition July 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    I added you to my blogroll

  24. Jennifer@ knackfornutrition July 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    I just tweeted about your giveaway!

  25. Amanda July 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi Candace, I don’t tweet or have a blog! I’ll just leave a comment…I’ve been reading your blog regularly and love it! I’m on vacation now with my parents, siblings and all of our kids. I have talked up your blog so much that I know you’ll have some new followers!!!

    • candice July 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

      Hey Amanda! Your comment totally made my day:) Thank you. And thanks for dropping me a line to say hi!

      Hope you’re having a great time on vacation – how fun!

  26. Matt Greacen August 3, 2010 at 4:28 am #

    Hello Candice,

    This is Matt Greacen from Running Food. I am very impressed with your site and wanted to know if I could throw my hat in the ring. I would be glad to sponsor another giveaway of 100 lbs. of Micro-Milled Black Chia Seed, 25 – 2 oz. samples (minis) of the same product and 5 Running Food T-Shirts. Please consider my offer and feel free to call me directly at 315-439-6000.

    Kind regards,

    Matt greacen
    Owner – Running Food


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