I've used chia seeds before as a way to add texture to smoothies, so I was very intrigued to see them used basically as a substitute for pudding.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, but -- let's be honest -- what I like most about them is that, when soaked, they develop a gel-like coating that mimics tapioca. Yum!
CHIA SEED PUDDING
Adapted from Sous Style
1/2 cup chia seeds
1.5 cups almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
Sugar to taste
Combine the chia seeds and milk in a bowl and stir for a few minutes to prevent the seeds' gel coating from sticking together. I find that after 20-30 minutes, they are ready to eat -- just add some vanilla and sugar and chow down!