Our family has been sprinkling chia seeds on yogurt and cereal for quite some time, but it wasn't until my girlfriend Kimberly told me about her kids' love of her chia seed pudding that I decided to try using them in a new way.
Chia seeds are known for their high level of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant properties, but how do those hard little granular chia seeds produce a pudding so creamy, rich, and well, pudding-like? When mixed with liquid chia seeds expand and take on a different texture, like gelatin. Adding just three other simple ingredients to them results in this healthy dessert which is full of vanilla and honey in every bite. I use full fat cow's milk for this recipe, but it works well with rice, almond, and most other kinds of milk.
Accompaniments: cut up mango, berries or chopped peaches