This post is in collaboration with The Wellbeing Network. The Wellbeing Network is dedicated to making health and wellness accessible for everyone.
When the farmer’s market is abundant and overflowing with new fruits and vegetables, it’s easy to get carried away. The bright colours and wonderful aromas call to us like a siren song from the aisles until you walk away with something that wasn’t even on your list at all.
Strawberries are a strong seductress, especially in the summer. The deep reds and fresh, clean flavours are hard to resist, so you buy a basket or two. Or three. Now you’ve got way too many berries and not enough ways to eat them before they get bad.
Before you consider just chopping them up and putting them in your cereal again or in another smoothie, try them in a chia pudding. Chia seeds are considered a “superfood” because of their high antioxidant, omega-3 fatty acid, and fiber content. When soaked in water, they expand and create a gel, which is perfect for puddings. The gelling properties means chia seeds can also be a good thickener or egg substitute.