Chia Seed Pudding
Hey, mamas! If you are looking for healthy snacks, this one is for you! Chia Seed Pudding is a great, healthful snack that fills you up and curbs cravings for something sweet and delicious.
I like the check off three things when it comes to snacking:
High in fiber – good for blood sugar control, cholesterol levels and gut health
High in protein – good for building lean muscle
Contains healthy fats – good for helping you feel satiated
This is essentially what’s going to satisfy your in-between meal cravings and taper your appetite until your next meal.
One of the best snacks that meets these snack goals is my Chia Pudding. Check this out: 1 oz (about 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds (which is only 130 calories) contains:
Fiber: 11 grams
Protein: 4 gram
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s >> the stuff that’s good for you!)
Not bad right? And the beauty of it is that you can store them in the fridge for a whole week, and grab one when you’re hungry. I like topping mine with fresh fruit or unsweetened dried fruit, nuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, hemp seeds, and so many more toppings. It makes such a great option for meal prepping too, because meal prepping includes planning for those in-between meals.
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
Strawberries or other fruits for topping
Pour ingredients into a jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping.
Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
When you're ready to eat it, top with berries and enjoy cold!