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Chia Seed Pudding

IMG_7044Chia seed pudding in something simple to make.  At first I was a little hesisitant to try it after seeing what it looked like but after a bite I got used to it & really enjoyed it.

I bought the Chia Shot package from The Chia Company at Whole foods. This comes with some white chia seeds & some black seeds.  They taste the same & to my knowledge aren’t really different.

I made these overnight but after a few hours the pudding would be ready to eat.  The chia seeds expand in liquid & become gelatonious.  HOW TO MAKE THIS: 1 & 1/4 cup of almond milk (you can use any type of milk sweetned or unsweetened) in a bowl with 1/4 cup chia seeds & 1/4 tsp vanilla.  Mix & refridgerate.  How much milk you use can change how thick or not the pudding in but you must use atleast a cup or the chia seeds wont be able to expand.  I topped the pudding with some strawberries, blueberries, coconut shreds, & on one of them cinnamon.

The pictures I have show one pudding with white chia seeds & one white black chia seeds.IMG_7059 IMG_7051 chia seed pudding IMG_7007

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Acai Bowls

acai bowlAcai bowls are a healthy breakfast choice that can be easily made.  You can make the bowl your own but adding whatever toppings you would like.  To make these bowls I bought Sambazon brand unsweetened smoothie packs at Whole Foods.  Not every store sells these but you can go on their website and check to see where you can buy them near you.  Sorry I don’t have exact measurements I just cut some fruit & thew it in.  You can always add more fruit to the blender if you would like.  You can’t really make the bowl wrong.

To make an acai bowl: On the back on the packets it gives you general directions.  Run the packet under water for about 5 seconds cut the top off and empty the chunks into the blender. You can add whatever fruit you would like.  I added bannana’s & strawberries to the base.  You can also add milk or juice to sweeten it.  I added a LITTLE bit of almond milk.  If you want it to be thick don’t add too much.  After blending it I added my toppings.  I used some granola, shredded coconut, blueberries, kiwi, & some more strawberries.  I drizzled a little honey on the top as well.

Lots of people like to use goji berries, add some chia seeds or flax seeds, peanut butter, really you can add almost anything.  Have fun with it!!acai bowl

Vegetable Spring Rolls

all things yummy spring rollsSpring rolls are fun to make and surprisingly easy.  I mean I wouldn’t say I’m a pro spring ROLLER just yet but I have to give myself a little pat on the back for how they turned out.

What’s good about spring rolls is you can really put whatever you want in them its up to you.  Below are the ingredients that I decided to use but you can use your imagination and the things you love to create your spring rolls.

all things yummy spring rollsMY INGREDIENTS:

– Any spring roll wrappers you can find (My were from Shop Rite near the tacos & asian food section) – Saifun Noodles – Canned chopped water chestnuts – Pre made Bagged Broccoli Slaw – Scallion – Cucumbers – Butter Lettuce – Peanut Dressing

First I softened the noodles by following the package & placing them in boiling water for 15 minutes.  While the noodles were in the water I chopped the  scallion and cucumbers in to long,thin chopped up pieces.  I then got all the ingredients ready for rolling. The directions to make spring rolls are found on the back of the packaging.  They are simple, wet the spring roll wrappers for 15-20 seconds in warm water and once you feel it becoming gelatinous take it out and place it on a cloth.  Now you will place the ingredients in the spring roll. Below is a picture I found to help illustrate where to put the ingredients.  Put as much or as little as each ingredient as you would like and then roll it up.  I used a peanut dressing as my dipping sauce which I found at Stop & Shop, it was perfect because it was a little bit spicy. I hope you enjoy your spring roll and put your on take on it with ingredients you love.

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all things yummy spring rolls