Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Since we don’t eat fish, I make sure Travis eats ample amounts of ground flaxseed (perfect in a bowl of hot oatmeal) and chia seed to get his Omega-3s. One of his earliest favorite foods was the Chia Pods I ate daily while nursing. Because store-bought chia pudding can add up quickly at the register, I settled on this homemade version.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • Sliced almonds (optional)
  1. Whisk together the almond milk, agave, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Add the chia seeds, stirring until combined; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 (6-ounce) ramekins, then cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  4. For older children, sprinkle with the almonds before serving. Berries also make a nice topping!

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Tea Party

 

 

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I’ve joked in the past that tea parties are very gender-neutral affairs around here – trucks and cars have been distinguished “guests” in the past!

A rainy evening gave us the perfect opportunity to host another party, and Travis had fun mapping out the whole event. He started by writing “invitations” for the guests, after I showed him an example.

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Next up was making sure every guest had a party hat!

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I asked him what we should serve, and he enthusiastically decided, “Cookies!” Since I had none on hand, peanut butter crackers made a nice substitute.

As a special treat, we used “real tea” (i.e. water) in the teapot, and Travis was very careful pouring for his guests…

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…and making sure everyone had a sip!

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I love watching his imagination at work in games like this, and am reminded that tea parties are not just for little girls. What “guests” have been invited to food parties at your house? What did you serve? Please share in the comments!