Healthy After School Snack
Gluten, Dairy, & Grain Free
Growing up, my mom would make homemade popcorn and have it sitting out on the kitchen counter when my sister and I would come home from school. You could smell it from the driveway, and to this day it reminds me of home. We would sit around the kitchen table for 15 minutes or so and quickly debrief on the day while shoveling popcorn before we had to get ready for our next activity. That 3:30pm snack was the thing I looked forward to all day.
Fast forward a *couple* 😉 of years, and at 3:30pm I want one thing: COFFEE. But sometimes I also want a snack! And one of my favorite things to make and keep on hand is chia seed pudding. I love chia seed pudding, because the options are endless in ways you can dress it up, plus it’s nutritious, full of fiber and protein… and let’s be real, it’s fun to eat.
Yesterday I was whipping up a fresh batch and I got to thinking that this would make the perfect after school snack or even a great lunch box addition, so I thought I’d share! Truly it’s the easiest recipe of ALL TIME.
Simple Chia Seed Pudding
- 3 Cups of Unsweetend Nut Milk ( I use macadamia nut milk… I just think it tastes the best!)
- 12 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Toppings (fruit, granola, coconut, chocolate, almond butter… options are endless)
- 6 small jars, I love these!
Combine nut milk, chia seeds, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and whisk. Divide mixture evenly into small jars, then place in refrigerator to set for at least 3 hours. Once the pudding has set, top with fruit and granola (this is my favorite!) and enjoy! Seriously so simple.
Like I said, this is quite possibly the easiest recipe of all time and I love that it’s gluten, dairy, sugar, and grain free. It’s truly the ultimate power snack!
Happy snacking, friends!