The holidays are here and along with the holidays come sweet treats and dessert. I love a good apple pie during the holidays with some homemade apple cider but I try to keep my indulging only to a minimum during the holidays. After all, you’re not going to gain 10 pounds just by eating some yummy food on a couple of days. It’s when you continue the indulging way past the holidays that you start to pack those winter pounds.
Having healthy options for snacks and desert are a good way to stay healthy during the holidays. This strawberry chia seed pudding is great for any meal of the day where you’re craving those sweet treats. I love chia seeds because they are so high in omega-3’s, protein, and fiber. You can use them in smoothies, puddings, and baked goods to give you added energy.
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STRAWBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING
STEP 1: ADD 1 CUP OF ALMOND MILK TO CHIA SEEDS AND MIX. LET THEM SIT WHILE YOU CHOP YOUR STRAWBERRIES.
STEP 2: CHOP YOUR STRAWBERRIES INTO SMALL PIECES.
I used Wholesome Organic Raw Blue Agave nectar from Thrive Market for only $10.75. I went to Sprouts the other day to check the price comparison and it was almost $16. So I feel like I got a good deal with my membership. You can also find a two pack here for a good price. I recommend Wholesome Agave Nectar for sweetening smoothies, baked goods, and also dressing. 🙂
STEP 4: ADD THE LID TO YOUR MASON JAR AND GIVE IT A SHAKE. STORE IN THE FRIDGE FOR 3 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT.
I love making a bunch of these for the week so have something sweet to snack on mid day.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar
- Handful of strawberries
- Add almond milk and chia seeds together and stir.
- Let the almond milk and chia seeds soak while you chop your strawberries.
- Once you strawberries are chopped, add agave nectar and your chia seeds to your mason jar.
- Stir well.
- Let your pudding sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
I hope you enjoy this quick holiday swap recipe.
What are some of your holiday swaps to stay healthy?
How do you stay healthy over the holiday season?
Let me know in the comments below.
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