Do you enjoy eggnog over the holidays? Why not make it a little healthier by making low carb eggnog chia pudding? It’s so easy to make.
As usual during the holidays, it’s been very busy for me. So busy that I have barely started my Christmas shopping. I’ll have more than a week off from work before Christmas so I’m hoping to get it all done then.
Last week, I made a batch of my low carb eggnog. Rather than using almond milk, I opted to use a mix of half heavy cream and half water. That gave it a lot more fat and a better taste.
As I was enjoying my glass of tasty eggnog, the idea hit me that it could be a base for eggnog chia pudding. Although chia pudding is a cinch to make, I keep forgetting about the container of chia seeds in the pantry.
Since I had all the ingredients on hand, including a batch of eggnog already made, I figured I’d try making some eggnog chia pudding. All you need for this recipe is a couple cups of low carb eggnog and some chia seeds.
You don’t need a lot of chia to turn your liquid into a pudding. I used about 1/3 cup with 2 cups of eggnog to make the eggnog chia pudding.
Just grab a mixing bowl and dump your eggnog in, then stir in your chia seeds. You’ll want to let it sit for a bit and then stir it again.
After the chia seeds have been stirred into the low carb eggnog over a period of 10-15 minutes, the mixture should start to gel a bit. At this time, I put it in the refrigerator where it will thicken some more.
I like to let my chia pudding sit in the refrigerator overnight. Then, I’ll stir it one more time the next morning. You can leave it in the mixing bowl at this point or divide it into individual serving dishes.
I put my low carb eggnog chia pudding into individual cup size containers with lids. That way, I was able to bring them into work for snacks.
A great thing about turning your eggnog into chia pudding is that you don’t have to worry about leaks in your lunch bag when taking them with you. You can also adjust the amount of chia as desired to make the pudding a little thicker or thinner.
The health benefits of chia seeds is plentiful. They are loaded with nutrients, high in antioxidants, low in carbs, contain bone supporting minerals, and have been shown beneficial to those with Type II diabetes.
This tasty low carb eggnog chia pudding is a terrific way to get healthy chia seeds into your diet. Another great way to consume chia seeds is to make chia jam.
I like to make a batch of raspberry chia jam during the holiday season for raspberry jam thumbprint cookies. You can also add about a tablespoon of chia into a water bottle and shake it up for a water bubble drink.
Chosen Foods even offers chia seeds in portable packets just for making chia water on the go! What’s your favorite way to consume chia seeds?
Low Carb Eggnog Chia Pudding
Eggnog Chia Pudding Recipe
- 2 cups low carb eggnog
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended.
Let sit for a few minutes and then stir it again.
Cover an place in refrigerator until thick like pudding.