Chia seeds are a fantastic way to get healthy food into kids. They are full of dietary fibre, are optimal for heart health (especially with lowering blood pressure) and are chocked full of calcium. We eat a lot of chia seeds in my household because they are so versatile and get added to so many of our meals.
This snack is one of my all-time favourite for a healthy snack. My daughter absolutely LOVES her chia puddings and has done since she started solids. This delicious recipe serves four hungry kids. Adjust your quantities to make more or fewer servings of this yummy chia pudding.
1 cup of chia seeds
200mL cup of coconut milk.
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of manuka honey.
Mashed Banana (optional)
Blueberries/Raspberries for topping.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and separate into 4 portions. I like to use these Kilner reusable jars from Biome to store servings in. Just half fill them with the mixture as the chia seeds will expand as they absorb the coconut milk.
Put the portions in the fridge overnight until they have set. Then you have the perfect healthy breakfast or snack for littlies. The only challenge now is stopping them from eating all the puddings.
NOTE: Limit servings in toddlers and small children to one serve a day (which is why the little jars are perfect serving sizes) as too many chia seeds can absorb water from the gut during digestion.
Check out some of my other ideas for fuss-free healthy breakfasts: