Looking for an idea to add to your meal plan for the week?
Chia Seed Pudding is a great one! Packed with omegas, antioxidants, fiber, iron, calcium and protein. This little treat is easy to prep in less than 5 minutes and perfect on the go if needed.
What is Chia Pudding ?
Chia pudding is a breakfast delight. Made overnight with a milk base, popular choices are either almond or coconut milk. Add sweeteners such as honey, maple, vanilla along with different toppings.
Why is Chia good for you?
They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heartattack and stroke. medical news today
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals. webmd
How much prep time is needed?
The beauty of this meal is that it takes 5 minutes or less to prep depending on how creative you get with your toppings. This is a great item to add to your meal plan for the week. It is healthy, easy and the kids will love it too!
What toppings can you add?
There are so many toppings you can add. Mix and Match some below for some amazing flavors!
Various fruits: Strawberrries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Mango, Banana
Nuts: Slivered Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews
Seeds: Pumpkin, Flax
Flakes/ Nibs: Coconut flakes, Cocoa Nibs, Chocolate chips
Protein: Soy, Whey or any protein powder
Here are a few of our favorite recipes:
This creamy, maple-infused chia seed pudding is a naturally vegan breakfast recipe made with just five simple pantry ingredients. Allowing the chia seeds to soak overnight turns them into a tapioca-like pudding dream.
Simple, 6-ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that's naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy. Loaded with nutrients and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
A healthy banana split inspired chia pudding with bananas, berries, toasted coconut flakes and cacao nibs!
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