Chia Pudding Parfait is one of my new favorite breakfasts, but I somehow forget about it.  It could not be simpler to make – just remember this ratio – 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid.  It could be almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk – whatever you have.  Simple stir in a mason jar, top with a lid and let it sit overnight.  That’s it!  I will mention that I prefer this 48 HOURS after I’ve made it for full plumpness of the chia seeds – every morning and night I will stir the pudding so that the chia seeds don’t settle on the bottom.

When I got to work I put it together – chia pudding/plain Chobani yogurt/sliced bananas – repeat layer and top with a tablespoon of trail mix or granola for some crunch.  I use 1/2 a cup of the chia pudding for this parfait, making this 5 points – 2 points for the chia pudding, 1 point for the soy milk and 2 points for the trail mix.  Trail mix, why do you have to cost so many points?!

This is light, yet super filling.  I don’t mind the texture of the chia pudding at all – some people said they didn’t like getting chia seeds in their teeth, or couldn’t handle the texture.  I do know the longer it sits, the bigger the chia seeds get – so many let it set up for 48 hours before eating? 

I love how pretty this looks!  And perfect for a rainy day – I got so soaked that even my underwear was wet – I used a smaller umbrella because I didn’t want to be one of those people who used a golf umbrella downtown, but F that – today I have my giant Certified Angus Beef umbrella and I love it!

I was so, so busy at work yesterday – so much so I never left to go to lunch and finally around 3:30 I heated up my lunch – more chicken meatballs (I may make a meatball pizza tonight!) and I served it over garlic balsamic green beans and a bit of feta cheese over the top.  So delish.  And my manicure is still on fleek! šŸ˜€

I also worked late, so didn’t get home until nearly 8:00 p.m.  Luckily I had skinny pizza dough in the fridge – this is day 7 of this dough.  Yum.  This dough is 1 point per ounce, so I used 4 ounces for the crust, 1.25 ounces of Italian sausage (3) and one ounce of part skim mozzarella cheese (4).  I need to do a Trader Joe’s run and stock up on the 1 point mozzarella cheese.

Ready for the oven – I also added sliced banana peppers.

If you haven’t figured it out over the last almost TEN years of blobbing, I kind of really like pizza.  Like a lot. 

And because I cooked it on my baking steel – perfection!

Another rainy day in Chicago today, but our weekend is supposed to be sunny and low 70s – perfection!  I wanted to give a shout out to my new Insta friend Christina who sent me this mug after she learned that my other fuck coffee mug has a crack in it – thank you!  She is so crafty, and you can direct message her on Instagram. 


Happy Friday friends!   Question of the Day – chia pudding fan or no??  Or have you even tried it?

Make it a great day!