Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Chocolate Chia Pudding paleo recipe

A couple of years ago my mother-in-law (MIL) asked my to make her a healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe. Although it took some time, I now have one. My MIL loves that my recipes are the easiest out there, and this Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.

I use stevia rather than maple syrup or honey as I am eating a lower-carb diet these days which has helped quite a bit in restoring my health. If you are not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead to sweeten this healthy dessert. I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not exactly sure how much sweetener you would need in place of the stevia. It would also depend on how sweet you like your desserts to be –I would guess a tablespoon or two would suffice.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

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  1. Combine blended coconut milk, water, and chia seeds in a 1-quart mason jar and shake well
  2. Add cacao powder, stevia, and salt and shake well
  3. Refrigerate overnight to let chia seeds soften and absorb liquid
  4. Serve

Serves 4

For this recipe, it is important to blend the coconut milk prior to combining it with the other ingredients. This way you will have a smooth and creamy pudding, rather than one with little lumps of coconut milk in it.

If you’re not a chocolate lover try my regular chia pudding recipe.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs paleo recipe

Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a huge hit in our house. The boys (now teenagers if you can believe it!) and their friends love this healthy after school snack. I love that it’s high protein and full of healthy fat.

If you’re looking for healthy St. Patrick’s day recipes, I’ve got you covered with this one! Craving more green-themed recipes? Take a look at my Green Eggs recipe –it’s a super healthy bright green method for making scrambled eggs.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Thrive Market

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Thrive Market Products

One of the biggest “barriers to entry” when it comes to healthy living is cost. The most frequent complaint I get on this website is about the prices of the ingredients that I use in my recipes, and I could not agree more.

It’s frustrating that living well is so expensive. Thankfully, my friend John Durant, introduced me to a new online retailer. Thrive Market offers organic food and products for healthy living, such as those you would find in Whole […]

How to Boil Eggs

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How to hard Boil Eggs recipe

My boys love hard boiled eggs, and so do I. Since eggs are a healthy, high-protein, real food snack we’re in luck. I’ve been teaching my boys basic cooking skills since they were in kindergarten. I think knowing how to boil eggs, i.e., how to make a hard boiled egg, or a soft boiled egg (same thing, less time), is a basic kitchen skill that is important to have. Although the boys have been preparing scrambled eggs perfectly for over […]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake paleo recipe

Homemade coffee cake is one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up my mother used to buy an incredibly tasty frozen coffee cake at the grocery store. It was a special treat, albeit processed and full of preservatives and chemicals.

My healthy version is made with only six ingredients –almond flour, salt, baking soda, coconut oil, honey, and eggs– this easy coffee cake recipe can be thrown together in no time flat. The topping has three additional ingredients –coconut sugar, cinnamon, […]