One of the quickest and easiest after school snacks that is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids to help brain development. Also has a good amount of protein, fibre, and other minerals. — And it’s just FUN to make and eat, isn’t it?

There’s many variations of chia puddings and you can search for plenty of examples. It’s essentially getting some chia seeds, soaking it in a milk of choice — coconut, almond, A2, etc — and then adding other “toppings” eg. berries, nuts, muesli, shredded coconut, cacao, etc. The chia seeds expand and “set” like a hard pudding, as long as you keep the ratio about 1 tablespoon of seeds to 100 – 150 ml milk. (Any more and they won’t set).

You can have a lot of fun making a batch of chia puddings together with your child. Usually you let the seeds soak in the milk overnight, and they can keep in the fridge for about 5 days. (You can freeze them too, just thaw it in the fridge the morning you want to eat it in the afternoon)

Getting a hold of a batch of GLASS jars is important — don’t want the chia to soak in anything plastic!

For extra fun, decorate the tops with smiley faces made from berries or nuts (almonds, cashews, etc). Or layering it with fruit in another jar (making your base then assembling the next day).