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Chia pudding meal prepped with fresh fruit in glass containers.
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Meal Prep Chia Pudding

Meal prep some chia pudding! You can make a large batch, freeze it for several weeks and then thaw as needed. It's easy, healthy and delicious.
Prep Time15 minutes
Resting Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia pudding, meal prep
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Lisa Bryan


Basic Chia Pudding

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp (optional) maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp (optional) vanilla extract

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Optional Toppings

  • Berries
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Apricots
  • Kiwi
  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Fruit Purées
  • Nut Butters
  • Dried Fruit
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Spices
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Candied Ginger
  • Nuts and Seeds


  • Add the chia seeds and milk to a small glass jar and stir together.
  • Let the chia seeds sit for 15 minutes (they should start to thicken and gel), then stir again.
  • Add your favorite fruit and toppings, then secure with a lid.
  • Place the chia pudding in the refrigerator or freezer.


  • If your chia seeds don't gel and thicken after 15 minutes, it's likely you've got dud chia seeds. Chia seeds can go bad if they've been sitting in your pantry too long or not stored in an air-tight container. Just buy new chia seeds and try again! 


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 1.9mg