Chia pudding

Whether you enjoy it as a dessert, snack or breakfast, this creamy pudding makes a sweet treat without the cavity-causing sugar. The key ingredient — chia seeds — are packed with nutrients, fiber, antioxidants and protein, while containing very few calories.

Ingredients:

3-4 tablespoons chia seeds

1 cup milk

1/2 tablespoon sugar substitute (look for one with xylitol)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Stir chia seeds, milk, sweetener and vanilla in bowl or mason jar.
  2. Let set for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir or shake to break up clumps.
  4. Cover and put mixture in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  5. If mixture is not thick enough, add another tablespoon of chia seeds, stir and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.