We are Nomads Armed With Chia Pouches

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Between moving, the housing fiasco, kids starting school, and acclimating to a new city, my family has essentially become nomadic. We are ALWAYS in the car – driving to school, racing to an appointment, getting lost (this city is not how I remembered!), or on the way to meet up with family and friends. (Also, let’s be honest, we aren’t that pumped about spending time on top of each other in our current living situation.)

I’ve become Queen of Snacks over the past few weeks (let’s be honest, aren’t all moms designated with this title?), but since I’m in the car all the livelong day and my children devour snacks with no regard to their surrounding environment, I’ve nixed the messier ones. Mamma Chia to the rescue!


These are the contents of my purse minus 8,230 receipts that I removed for the sake of prettiness. My wallet, my phone, my Invisalign bag, a small pouch of my must-have essential oils, lippies and lotion, and mah chia pouches.

Awwww yeahhhh, mama loves herself some chia seeds, and now I’ve got my entire family on the bandwagon, thanks to these yummy pouches. The organic Chia Squeezes are damn tasty, and my kids love them. Not to mention that we get half the recommended amount of brain-boosting Omega-3s (1200 mg) in a serving. I’ve tried several different types of fish oil supplements with my kids to no avail, so I can’t tell you how pumped I am that they love these. Plus, these pouches are perfect for school lunches!

Also, I have to say – I really love Mamma Chia’s founder Janie Hoffman’s personal story. She is passionate about what chia seeds have done for her in regards to her battle with longstanding autoimmune disorders. Once she incorporated chia into her daily diet, there was a very noticeable increase in her vitality, energy and strength.

Another favorite? The Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages that contain organic chia seeds infused with organic fruit juice. Perfect for pre and post workouts, they have tons of fiber and protein. These are yummy as well, but the pouches are the true apple of my eye. (Speaking of, the Apple Cinnamon pouch is a Whoorl family favorite.)


Have you tried them? I think you should – so it’s giveaway time! The lovely folks at Mamma Chia are giving away a great gift pack of chia goodness to one lucky winner:

· One week’s worth of Chia Squeezes (7)
· One week’s worth of beverage vouchers (7)
· The Chia Cookbook from Janie Hoffman
· Mamma Chia Camelbak water bottle

Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

p.s. – If you are a Chia lover like yours truly, the cookbook by Janie Hoffman included in the giveaway is available in stores at the end of September. Enjoy!

  • Lorna

    August 29, 2014 at 7:08 am


  • Jessica

    August 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I’ve been looking for a way to boost my son’s omega-3’s and not requiring a spoon, so this is perfect! Thanks for the tip!

  • Meghan

    August 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

    My son saw the picture and now really wants to try these.

    • Meghan

      August 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Favorite fruit is mango.

  • Michelle R.

    August 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

    My favorite fruit would have to be apples. I love a good cold, crisp delectable apple. I try to eat one everyday on my way home from work :)

  • elise

    August 29, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I love the blackberry pouches!

  • Sarahviz

    August 29, 2014 at 7:45 am

    My fave fruit is oranges!

  • Tyra

    August 29, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Any kind of berry! YUM!

  • Ris

    August 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Watermelon, cherries, peaches, basically anything that is only available in the summertime.

  • Mina

    August 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    OMG, the pouches are just what I’ve been looking for! My daughter just started middle school -???? – and they eat lunch at 10:30! This would be a great quick snack when she gets home from school. I’ll be on the look out for these!


  • Kristin

    August 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I’ve been wanting to try these for my kids! With school starting next week, this would be the perfect time!

  • Mina

    August 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

    And my favorite fruit would be perfectly ripe apricots :-)

  • Victoria

    August 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I would love to try!

  • April

    August 29, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I have not had these yet, concerned I might not like the texture, seems like it will feel really thick and chunky going down! Love peaches.

  • Jennifer

    August 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    My favorite fruit is rainier (sp?) cherries.

  • Kristen

    August 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

    These look great! I’m going to get my four year old to try them!

  • Melissa

    August 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I love cherries. My favorite of these is the blackberry hibiscus. Soooo good.

  • Kelly

    August 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

    My favorite fruit is cherries I think. Or strawberries.

    Do these have a lot of texture to them? Do your kids not mind the texture?

  • Emily

    August 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Love blueberries, mangoes and apples!

  • sunny

    August 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I adore chia seeds! I’ve had them daily in a smoothie for four years now. Started after I went off a medicine cold turkey (I don’t recommend that at all!) and had anxiety and stomach issues. The chia seeds helped me be more calm, have more energy, and calmed my stomach. (That’s my experience anyway). I love the idea of the Chia Squeezes and would love to try the products. Excited to see they’re carried at the organic grocery story nearby, as well as Target and Costco!

  • Jessica

    August 29, 2014 at 10:10 am


  • Cherie

    August 29, 2014 at 10:54 am


  • Wendy Fisher

    August 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the info and giveaway! We do love all types of berries. (And PS…totally get the craziness of moving…you will get there!)

  • Jae

    August 29, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I don’t really want to participate in the giveaway…

    Just want to know about your gorgeous bag! Who makes it? What’s it called? Details, please! :)

    • Kim

      August 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Pretty sure it’s a Foley and Corinna bag–http://www.foleyandcorinna.com/index.php/shop/handbags-1/core/fc-lady-city-tote-1.html

  • erica

    August 29, 2014 at 11:57 am

    mmmm…apple cinnamon…

  • Jill Will Run

    August 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    My favorite fruit… all of them!

    My kiddo loves these chia pouches. She’s been eating them since she was about 18-months-old. We buy them at Costco, and I hope they don’t stop selling them! I’d love to check out the cookbook!

  • Jennie

    August 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, fun giveaway! I’m on the prowl for healthy lunch additions these days, as Kyle started Kindergarten this week.

    And, my favorite fruit would be…gosh, pears, maybe? I also love raspberries, but in other things (ahem, like a margarita).

  • Vanessa

    August 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I would love to have my kids try these!!

  • Kathy

    August 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Strawberries are my favorite!

  • Emily

    August 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    It’s telling me to leave my favorite fruit right now, but as I am only 8 weeks pregnant, it’s a minute by minute kind of thing. Right now it’s watermelon!

    Love the chia pouches – great way for me to get my Omegas and not gag :)

  • Joy

    August 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Looks delicious! Cherries are my favorite fruit.

  • Jessica

    August 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Love mango and raspberries. Yum.

  • Laura S

    August 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    watermelon in the summer…apples in the fall!

  • Sarah

    August 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    favorite fruit? tough one, but I will go to great lengths to carrying a watermelon home from the store, so I’ll call that my favorite.

  • Bethany

    August 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    favorite fruit? peaches!

  • Jamie

    August 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Watermelon! I’m always so sad at the end of summer.

  • ChristyB

    August 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    My favorite fruit is fresh pineapple which I’m allergic too – wah wah! I LOVE Mama Chia juices, the Blackberry Hibiscus in particular. I worked out once in 1992 so I consider every drink post workout!

  • Jill

    August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    My favorite fruit is the standard apple.

  • Linda

    August 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I eat a banana every morning, but I also love me some strawberries and kiwi!

  • Jessica

    August 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    This summer my favorite fruit has been watermelon. So yummy! I’ve been overdosing on it all lately though, blueberries, blackberries, peaches… can’t get enough!

  • Sarah

    August 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Have seen these and wondered how they were – thanks for the review! They’ll be great for a before workout snack on the commute home!

  • Tanya

    August 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Love these!

  • Lori

    August 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    With school starting next week, these would be the perfect item to throw in their lunch boxes!

  • Geeni

    August 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm


  • Ashley Cline

    August 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm


  • dawn

    August 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm


  • Susie Sunshine

    August 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Me! ME! Pick me blackOP rafflechopper thingy!!!

    I hope you get your house in order (literally) soon, sunshine. Holy cow.

    Wishing you all the best.

  • Melinda

    August 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm


  • shannon

    August 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I’m not sure I could choose a favorite fruit! Top of the list: watermelon, peaches, strawberries – basically whatever is in season is my favorite!

  • Shari

    August 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    My fav fruit of all time is mango. Tastes like vacation. :)

  • Emily K

    August 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Pouches rule.

  • Jessica

    August 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Peaches are my favorite at the moment.

  • Kate

    August 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I love strawberries. Never ever get tired of them!

  • Lindsay

    August 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I love strawberries and pineapple! But honestly, I’m having trouble thinking of a fruit I DON’T like!

  • Katie A

    August 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I love all fruit, but blueberries are probably my favorite. Or maybe apples. Wait–peaches, it’s totally peaches.

  • Stephanie

    August 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    We love chia seeds at my house. I always put them in our smoothies. So good! We love any fruit!

  • Rachel

    August 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    These look great! I would have to say my favorite fruit is probably pineapple, but I love them all.

  • Ashley

    August 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I would LOVE to give these products a try! Yum!

  • Emily Smith

    August 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm


  • zu

    August 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    My favorite fruit is watermelon. And peaches. Or nectarines. Ok, that is hard to decide.

  • Meredith

    August 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm


  • Denise Minge

    August 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Berries of any variety!

  • Christina

    August 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I love strawberries. Thank you for this post! I am looking forward to trying the pouches!

  • L

    August 30, 2014 at 2:12 am

    My neurologist recommends 2Tbs per day of chia seeds as a defense against migraines but I haven’t figured out how to incorporate them…help!

  • Shannon

    August 30, 2014 at 7:48 am

    There’s absolutely nothing better than fresh Minnesota-grown raspberries in the summer!

  • Stephanie

    August 30, 2014 at 9:53 am


  • natalie

    August 30, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Peaches. All day long.

  • Kristin

    August 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Yea! These look like fun products. I really want to try them, even if I don’t win. Thanks!

  • angie

    August 30, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    we’ve tried the blackberry pouches, but would love to try others! and i love the drinks!!! favorite fruit – dang that’s a hard one. fresh oregon strawberries or blackberries would be right up there! but pineapple – fresh, never canned is probably tops in my book! yum.

  • ChrisB

    August 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I am obsessed with Chia seeds, both in solid foods like salads and granolas as well as drinks.
    My favorite fruit(s): water melon, pluots, mangoes

  • Dandi D

    August 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    My favorite fruit would probably be peaches or mangoes.

  • Kelley

    August 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Never tried chia but sounds good!

  • Becky Joyce

    August 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Pineapple, papaya & fresh mango. In Hawaii.

  • Janie

    August 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Where do you get them? These would be great for my kiddo’s lunches.

  • Laura Williams

    August 31, 2014 at 6:36 am

    More energy? On my way to find some chia seeds….

  • Brooke

    August 31, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Apple. Nothing beats a perfectly crisp, crunchy, cold apple. Gala if I had to choose a type. Thank you for this post. I had not heard of this brand of pouches before.

  • jen

    August 31, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve been wondering about these. Glad to hear such a glowing review.

    Berries. All kinds.

  • Ben (Ada)

    August 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I like apples

  • Courtney

    August 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Berries! All kinds.

    I wasn’t sure if my kids would be into these but we bought one at our co-op today and my daughter sucked it down, so now I’m really hoping I win!

  • Tala

    September 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Oh yum – LOVE!


  • Bren

    September 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Apple Cinnamon!

  • Courtney

    September 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

    My kids are OBSESSED with pouches. These look awesome!

  • heather from nc

    September 2, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love raspberries!

  • Julie P.

    September 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

    What is the texture like?
    Also, I love (almost) all fruit! Not a fan on honeydew :)

  • ohjennymae

    September 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm


  • Jenn D.

    September 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    My family loves apples, now I really want to try the apple cinnamon flavor!

  • Christina

    September 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Watermelon, canteloupe, and strawberries, yum!

  • Kristyn

    September 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love pineapple and watermelon…and green chiaaaaahhhh pouches!

  • Angela

    September 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I like strawberries

  • Laura

    September 3, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Oh man, favorite fruit is so hard! I’m going to say peaches but with a caveat: they have to be Georgia or South Carolina peaches. even after 15 years of living in gorgeous NoCal, I still haven’t come around to local peaches. I have never heard of the Mama Chia line of products but now I must have them, thanks!

  • Shelley

    September 3, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Favorite fruit? Drippingly sweet golden peaches. Ohh yeah. Oh, and red red grapes. Cold from the fridge. And I am with you on how to get more of the omega-3s into my brood of constantly growing boys, these pouches sound like a really great way to go. I will certainly be on the lookout next time I hit the grocery!

  • Laura J.

    September 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Strawberries. But my little one has just discovered a love of kiwis, so they’re growing on me too.

  • Rachel Vail

    September 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Cherries :)

  • Monica

    September 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Ohhhh, these look delicious! My favorite fruit is wine berries straight from the bush :-)

  • Melissa

    September 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Grapes. I like chia seeds, but I can’t get my kids to try them. Maybe, this would work.

  • Katie

    September 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Love me some cha-cha-chia!!

  • amanda smith

    September 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I want to try the coconut mango one. It looks so good!

  • Courtney Biggs

    September 8, 2014 at 2:27 am

    You just inspired me to try Mama Chia. What kind of oils do you use? What brand? I am just starting to get into essential oils and I am trying to get as much advice as I can. I am going out and grabbing myself some Mama Chia. I have heard that chia causes stomach cramps, and my stomach is pretty sensitive. But I will try it! I need some brain boosters with starting college.

    -Courtney from Barefoot in Blue Jeans