A DIY Chia Pudding Bar? Yes — 100% yes.
I love making chia pudding, it checks all the boxes: quick, nutrient dense, easy to take with me on the go. It’s probably one of my favorite snacks to make on batch cooking day for the week ahead for breakfast, snacks, or adding it to my smoothies for a boost of fiber. Chia pudding is a delicious way to get an energy boost with plant-based protein and fiber. Not to mention, it’s incredibly versatile!
I’ve made chia pudding several different ways over the years, and I’d be hard-pressed to settle on just one variation. Hence today’s idea for a DIY chia pudding bar you can make the next time you need a little inspiration before you have guests arrive for a Sunday brunch, or a snack for the kiddos during the summer months to help them stay hydrated and full. By arranging all of the fun toppings like berries, almonds, coconut flakes and bee pollen, alongside pre-made chia pudding, you can appeal to everyone’s taste buds! Read #familyfriendly.
Chia seeds are tiny little nutrient powerhouses. They have the ability to completely transform in size and volume. They’re also very hydrophilic — meaning they love water! — and they will soak up any form of liquid they’re surrounded by up to 10 times their weight. This capability of chia seeds makes them a perfect addition to the diet of anyone who’s looking to add more fiber to their diet or add a filling component to a meal.