04/24/2014 12:00 EDT | Updated 09/22/2015 01:59 EDT

Chia Pudding: 17 Easy Chia Seed Recipes

chia seed pudding

You've read about chia, and you know why you should add this healthy little seed to your diet. But finding ways to eat this seed on a regular basis can get tricky. Sprinkling a bit of chia on a salad is fine, if not a bit boring, and chia frescas are refreshing but not very filling.

That’s why chia pudding recipes are best of both words: with a basic formula, you can make an endless variety of treats that help you get some chia seeds into your diet, and also provide a healthy breakfast or snack. As a bonus, many chia pudding are vegan, raw, gluten-free, or paleo friendly — or even all of the above.

The 17 recipes below are all a great way to enjoy chia seeds, but we challenge you to get creative: think about your favourite breakfast or dessert foods, then work on turning those into a chia pudding recipe of your own.

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