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Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}
August 21, 2014 | Home >Healthy Kids >Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe

With 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon. protein, omega 3 fats, iron, calcium, and magnesium; chia seeds are definitely a super food!  They are even better to include in your kids diet, especially those picky eaters that you may be concerned about getting all those nutrients!.

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think?A bit about Chia seeds:

  • Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, 2282 mg of Omega 3 and 752 mg of Omega 6 fatty acids (This makes them a really great source of both fiber and Omegas)
  • A significant concentration of fiber combined with their ability to absorb 10 times their weight in water also makes chia seeds excellent for maintaining regularity and also contributing to satiety
  • Contain iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc
  • Emerging research suggests that including chia seeds as part of a healthy diet may help improve cardiovascular risk factors such as lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure

When we come across super foods like this, it’s no wonder we want to find all the yummiest ways to serve them to our kids.  That’s where chia seed pudding comes in.  Not only is this pudding our favorite way to eat these little seeds, I would literally eat it EVERY SINGLE DAY!   If you like tapioca, you are going to LOVE CHIA PUDDING!

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think?

It’s much easier than tapioca though- all you do is combine your chia seeds with some milk and a sweetener like honey.  We used the carton of coconut milk today- but almond milk and regular milk also work!

Then, you let the chia seeds do their job.  They absorb the liquid from the milk and thicken up to a pudding like texture.

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think?

We included strawberries in one bowl, cocoa powder with coconut and almond in another, and blueberries in a third.

Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think? Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think? Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}. Have your kids tried it yet? What do they think?

Trust me when I say- this is AMAZING!!   Please try it with your kids and let us know what they think!

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Chia Seed Champion Pudding Recipe {Healthy Dessert for Kids}

  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 266 13%
  • Fat: 22 g 34%
  • Carb: 19 g 6%
  • Fiber: 8 g 32%
  • Protein: 5 g 10%
  • Sugar: 9 g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup – chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon – honey
  • 1/4 cup – strawberries
Add ins
  • 1/4 cup – coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup – cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup – almonds, sliced

Directions

  1. Combine milk with chia seeds and honey. Let sit in the fridge overnight until thickens.
  2. Optional add ins: *Coconut *Cocoa powder *Nuts

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 266 13%
  • Fat: 22 g 34%
  • Carb: 19 g 6%
  • Fiber: 8 g 32%
  • Protein: 5 g 10%
  • Sugar: 9 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Amy says:

I make this also and it is quick, easy and delicious. I also like to add old fashion oats, vanilla and maple syrup are some options to try.

Lee-Anne says:

Hi…if I was to make the whole batch chocolate how much cocoa would I need to add. Thanks

Eileen Conrod says:

Why title it for kids when anyone can have it ?????

Margaret says:

For more information about chia seeds, and some recipe ideas, check out my website: http://www.chiativity.org

Amy says:

Lee-Anne-
I don’t like things too chocolatey, so I might not be the best resource for that. But, I added about 1/2 tabelspoon. 1 might be perfect.

Amy says:

Amy- sounds great! I haven’t tried it in oats yet, but I’m sure I’d love it!

Melissa Shultz says:

Might have something to do with the blog name!

Melissa Shultz says:

This looks yummy. I really like the idea of adding chocolate and coconut. Thanks for the great recipe.

Lee-Anne says:

Thanks…I’ll try it 🙂

nancy says:

I make this all the time, but skip the honey

Cindy Dopson says:

My 9 yr old loves chia pudding. I have mixed a few versions to mix it up for him, and appreciate the new ideas!

Maria says:

I would love to know the different ways you try it!

Nicki says:

Can’t you make this for breakfast?

Yes! I’ve eaten it many mornings Nicki!

danielle says:

hi,

i saw many recipes that need greek yogurt and yours not…
we can not have any diary so your recipe looks perfect….
i’ll try it.. thank you

Eve says:

Is this recipe one serving? Thanks!

Eve- for me it would be one. For a child, I would split it in half!

Trish says:

Can you substitute the chia seeds with flax seeds? Would it taste just as good? Thanks!

Hi Trish. I haven’t tried it. I think it would be too different. It doesn’t have the same “gelling” properties as the chia does.

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