Eat your (chia) pets
No Chia Pet jokes, please, because chia seeds are serious. Seriously nutritious. The same seeds that grow a green Afro on a ceramic Abraham Lincoln are a good source of fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. The latter is essential for brain health and reduces the risk of heart disease. Most people obtain omega 3s from fish, but chia is less deathy and tastier for vegetarians. The seeds were so vital in ancient Mexican cultures, they were sometimes used as currency. The maker of the iconic pets markets them for consumption, too, calling them Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Chia Seeds. Seriously.