Chia Pudding or Chia Porridge, it can be called either, has now become a big staple in my kitchen. When you have a busy life, family to chase after, and you also want to be kind to yourself…finding simple, nutritious, delicious food options can sometimes feel impossible. When ever I am left feeling depleted, exhausted, beaten by the day (or quite possibly even just the morning school run), my lack of energy and inspiration used to lead me to naughty options. It would not be uncommon for me, to be spooning baked beans, into my mouth straight from the tin for breakfast, whilst restraining myself from cracking open a bottle of wine and considering a chocolate bar chaser.
These days I love to feel good about myself and my body and whilst Chia Pudding won’t solve all my problems…..it can certainly solve one of them.
Below are reasons why I am regularly keeping a batch of Chia yumminess in my fridge:
- I can pre make a batch of the stuff and it can last a week in my fridge.
- It can be Breakfast, Dessert or a Snack.
- I can very simply throw different topping options on it, make it look pretty, and feel like i’m indulging.
- OH and its SUPER nutritious – Fibre, Omega Fats, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals are all present at the Chia party!
You can also begin to sprinkle a teaspoon of seeds into things for your little ones. Smoothies, Porridge, Omelettes or even scrambled eggs are a good start. By adding and making superfoods visible in YOUR diet, you are sure to lead by example – even if your kids spend the next few years looking at you like your crazy for eating something that resembles frogspawn (once soaked)!
I can assure you they will be making Chia Pudding when they leave home. I have proof – My daughter Elle (19) has turned her nose up at Chia anything for last 4 years! Since moving out, I have recently received confirmation, that she did indeed make and eat both Chia Pudding, Quinoa and Courgettii within the first week of her leaving home and house sharing with her friends. HURRAH!
Below is the basic recipe for Chia pudding with some inspiration to add toppings that make it feel seasonal. Even though it is relatively simply to make, after speaking to friends, I realised that it is also quite easy to get wrong. There is a certain amount of trial and error that goes into trying new recipes so I would love to hear your experiences and tips when you make your Chia pudding.
With Love from my kitchen,