Replacing the sugary cereal – Part 2 – School Lunch Ideas

OVERNIGHT CHIA PUDDING

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Firstly – you can get your kids to make their own, secondly – it looks cool, thirdly – it can sit in the fridge for a few days and be eaten later (at the end of the week when all hell breaks loose!)

oh and one last point – you can work on what your kids like or don’t like and adapt it to them

This is a protein rich, fibre and omega power punch – without all the fillers, preservatives and sugars of your usual cereal – plus it will keep them full!

The Variations here are really endless but I will give you a base recipe to start

Mix 2 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 cup of coconut milk and a teaspoon of your choice of sweetener – I usually use manuka or raw honey, mix together in a small bowl or mason jar or container if kids are taking to school.

Let this  set in the fridge overnight. In the morning remove from the fridge, making sure your pudding looks thick and the chia seeds have gelled. Chia seeds will soak up the liquid you use and make it thick like yoghurt, delicious!

 Top your pudding each day with your choice fresh seasonal fruit and a handful nuts, and devour and enjoy immediately

here i have just pulled some photos from pinterest to get you thinking.

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Kids like Banana? Top with banana and Tahini or peanut butter!

Kids like berries? top with a handful of mixed berries – can also use frozen overnight and the flavours will seap through.

How about Kiwi fruit ?

Mango

Stone fruits

Chopped nuts and seeds.

NOM – as I said the ideas can be endless, make it fun to make with your kids and then the enjoyment of eating it is so much better when they have made it themselves.

If you find they don’t like coconut thats ok – you can use your choice of milk and play around with the flavours!

You can also layer and get creative with fruits and wot not!

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We love to top it with ‘Jane’s Brekkie Crunch’ – Just quietly! 

Enjoy <3