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Looking for a healthy breakfast for those busy mornings? Chia seeds to the rescue! These little seeds pack a powerful punch with a healthy dose of omega 3 essential fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. Unlike flax, these little gems don’t need to be ground in order to absorb all their goodness. Just simply soaking them in your favourite plant-based milk is enough to get all the benefits. The omega 3 fats found in chia seeds are essential for so many functions throughout the body, from optimal brain development to eye health. Omegas 3s are especially amazing for little ones and their developing brains. In addition to the healthy fats found in the chia, we have paired this recipe with full-fat coconut milk for another great source of fat to keep brains fueled and bellies full until lunch. This twist on the classic PB & J is a great nut-free, dairy-free addition to the school day. We may have just found our new lunch box superhero!

Stir together all the ingredients except the sunflower seed butter & chia jam. Let sit for 10 minutes until mixture begins to thicken and set. Next, layer the pudding with sunflower seed butter and jam. Enjoy with your favourite toppings like seasonal fresh fruit. These little guys are great to make a couple days in advance for a quick & filling snack on the go!

Quick & Easy Chia Jam

  • 2 cups chopped fruit (we love using local strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency. Place in a Mason jar and let stand for 10 minutes before using. Store in the fridge and enjoy with breakfast for up to a week. 

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