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Need a lower carb way to start your morning? Not a big fan of oatmeal forcing you to take a nap right after you eat a big bowl of it? Then whip up some Chia Seed Pudding instead!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, but those are not frog eggs. Those are the little powerhouses known as chia seeds. The tiny seeds gel up in liquid and become a pudding-like texture. And tiny doesn’t mean not powerful. These seeds are also filled with nutrients. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and iron. A bowl of chia seed pudding is a great way to start the day or as a mid afternoon snack.
They are also probably the easiest meal prep option other than buying pre-made meals everyday. And who wants to spend that much money when you can just throw a handful of ingredients in a bowl, go to sleep, and have the fridge make breakfast for the week for you?
You can also freeze chia seed pudding if you want to make a big batch in advance. Just portion out the thickened chia seed pudding into individual, freezer safe containers and place them in the freezer. When you're ready to serve then, let them defrost in the fridge the night before you’re going to eat them. Give them a stir, throw some toppings on them, and enjoy a quick and easy breakfast.
They are also extremely versatile depending on your taste and dietary preferences. Chia seed pudding can be a bit bland on its own, but that’s where toppings come in. You can keep it simple with some berries and homemade granola, stir some cocoa powder into it for a chocolate version, or go nuts (or should I say carrots) and make these carrot cake chia seed puddings.