Snacks can be a great way to stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day keeping you feeling energized, satiated, and your metabolism revving. If you've ever felt a snack attack before, then you know how important it is to have something convenient around when hunger strikes! With a little bit of planning and preparation you can have healthy options nearby instead of resorting to the vending machine, or the bag of Doritos in your pantry.
One of my favorite go-to snacks is chia pudding. Protein, fat, and fiber are the most satiating foods and work in unison to tie you over until your next meal, all of which are found in chia seeds! 2 tablespoons of chia seeds has 8 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat (6 grams of which are healthy polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids).
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy chia pudding - you can make it fruity, chocolatey, and even highlight special flavors from your favorite treats. Below is a new spin on a comforting coffee shop favorite... a chai latte! It's great to make as part of your weekly meal prep for a satisfying snack all week long. Enjoy!
Chai Chia Pudding
1 (15 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch of ground cloves
1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar or airtight container, and stir together until well combined.
2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.