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- Prep Time : 15m
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Delicious for breakfast or lovely for a snack these easy to prepare chia puddings are a nutritious calcium rich, dairy free option for kids with an allergy or intolerance to cow’s milk protein. One serve provides up to half of the recommended daily intake of calcium for a toddler. They have a lovely creamy texture and can be sweetened with mashed, stewed or pureed seasonal fruit to avoid the use of added sugar. Your kids will love them because they taste so good and you will love them because they offer so much goodness for your kids.
Nutrition Note: In addition to being a source of calcium, chia seeds provide essential omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fibre and other important vitamins and minerals including iron, phosphorus and magnesium needed for growth and development.
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Chia seeds as an egg replacer in baking recipes
For 1 egg: mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons hot water and leave to soak for a few minutes.
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- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup milk (choose a calcium fortified rice, oat, soy or almond milk for dairy allergies)
- maple syrup or honey*, to taste (optional)
- *avoid honey for babies under 12 months
Combine the chia seeds, milk and sweetener in a small bowl or jar. Stir or shake well to combine, set aside for 10 minutes then stir or shake again. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. -
Serve with chopped or stewed fruit. -
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