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10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes. Despite their minuscule appearance, chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse: They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, fiber and protein. Plus, these small ingredients are simple to make into a pudding because they absorb up to 10 times their weight in water! Not only does this make chis seeds a great starting point for breakfast, a healthy snack, or textured dessert, but it also means that they will help you stay hydrated. Try making one or all of these chia seed pudding recipes — and don’t be afraid to put your own spin on them, too. 10 Must-Try Chia Seed Pudding Recipes 1. Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast PuddingHomemade almond milk makes this pudding more special than most. After soaking the chia seeds in this luscious liquid, the mixture will attain a creamy texture sort of like tapioca pudding. RELATED: 9 Easy Overnight Oats Recipes 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

RELATED: 9 Smoothie Bowl Recipes You’ll Want to Eat Every Morning 7. 8. 9. 10. Homemade Vanilla Extract. I love the scent of vanilla in anything from candles to soap and the flavor of vanilla in baked goods and desserts is second to none. If a recipe calls for one teaspoon vanilla extract, I use at least two; but likely more and use a slow, heavy hand when pouring. All that pouring makes my food taste amazing but my wallet doesn’t like it.

Storebought real vanilla extract is pricey and I can make extremely fast work of a two- or four-ounce bottle that sells for $8.99 to $10.99, and up. Two ounces, that’s for one batch of cookies, right? Homemade vanilla extract saves money and even if it didn’t, when it comes to taste and flavor, there is just no comparison. It’s like making Homemade Peanut Butter. The only thing special that’s required when making vanilla extract is patience. To make vanilla extract you need vanilla beans. When selecting beans, they should be soft, pliable, tender, and flexible. Bourbon, rum, or brandy may be used instead of vodka. Ingredients: Directions: Notes. How to Make Homemade Peppermint Extract. Part of the reason that I decided to grow mint this year was so that I could try making my own peppermint extract.

Jesse and I are pretty much obsessed with mint (especially mint plus chocolate) so we go through a lot of mint extract. Even though I buy my extracts through Azure Standard, they’re not exactly cheap, so making my own seemed like a great way to save some money. I finally got down to it last weekend. The extract has only been sitting for a few days so far so I can’t tell you how it came out, but I wanted to share the method now in case anyone else has an abundance of mint just begging to be used for something. How to Make Peppermint Extract I did a quick Google search and found a multitude of recipes, all of which followed the same basic outline. Harvest a bunch of mint leaves from your mint plant.

Harvested mint leaves Remove mint leaves from stalks (if applicable) and pack leaves into a measuring cup to determine how much mint you have. Mint leaves ready to be rinsed. 126 Super Healthy Snacks (Low Calorie & High Protein) If you’re searching for healthy snacks it’s best to walk briskly past the snack aisle in stores. Many of them will be full of GMOs, preservatives, chemicals, and artificial flavors and sweeteners. This list of snack idea includes foods you can make at home, several in a matter of minutes so you can curb hunger before it gets the better of you. You’re sure to find a few favorites here, and a healthy twist on some old classics. Meaty Roll-Up A Fruit Roll-Up won’t get you too far in terms of satisfying you until it’s time for a full meal, but a Meat Roll-Up gets the job done.

You’ll also be avoiding the sugar and chemicals that you’ll find in fruity packaged snacks at the store. What You Need: 2 Turkey slices (or sliced Chicken Breast, or lean Roast Beef) 1 Mini Carrot (or Celery Stalk, or Asparagus Spear) Steps: Roll the meat of your choice around the vegetable of your choice. It’s good to smell the roasted flavor and get good and ready for a snack right when the timer dings. What You Need: 27 Healthy Ingredient Swaps. Easy Avocado Pasta.