Cha cha cha chia! Just about every year, my sister gives me a chia something for Christmas. One year I got a Chia Duck Dynasty head. Another year, a Chia Zombie. Who knew that these fun novelty gifts would one day be outed as a “superfood?”
These days I add chia seeds to my smoothies. However, there is another delicious way to enjoy the benefits of chia – in tasty chia pudding recipes. I’m all about healthy snacking, folks.
Chia seeds are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. These little seeds pack that nutritious punch into very few calories. Win!
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20 Chia Pudding Healthy Snacks Recipes
Blissful Basil – Mango Chia Pudding
Really Are You Serious – Double Berry Chia Pudding with a Sweet and Crunchy Topping
What the Fork – Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding
Nery Mamma – Banana Nut Bread Chia Pudding
Recipes to Make – Chia Seed Banana Pumpkin Pudding
Jenn’s Blahblah Blog – Coconut Pistachio Chia Pudding
Jman and Millerbug – Almond Joy Chia Pudding
Cook Eat Paleo – Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding
JaMonkey – Raspberry Vanilla Chia Pudding
Parenting Chaos – Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding
Le Petit Eats – Pina Colada Chia Pudding
Do You Even Paleo – Lemon Poppy Chia Pudding
The Almond Eater – Salted Caramel Chia Pudding
Sprouted Routes – Strawberry Chia Pudding
A Saucy Kitchen – Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chia Pudding
Blissful Basil – Caramel Apple Pie Chia Pudding
The Big Man’s World – Cinnamon Roll Chia Pudding
Emilie Eats – Matcha Chia Pudding
Choosing Chia – Chai Latte Chia Pudding
The Healthy Maven – Lemon Raspberry Chia Pudding
Why healthy snacks?
Healthy snacking is a way to keep your metabolism up while satisfying your sugar cravings. I consider snacking as a way to refuel. Once my body is trained to expect nutritious snacks at regular intervals, it will not store as much fat. At least, that’s my hope.
So tell me, what is your favorite chia recipe?
More resources:Chia Seeds
11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
Guilt Free Desserts: My favorite low carb sugar craving busting snacks
Joyce Brewer says
Is it weird that I’ve never tasted a chia seed? You’re inspiring me to try!
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