Your favorite childhood sandwich is turned into a healthy breakfast meal prep with this PB&J Chia Seed Pudding. Use homemade jam & almond butter to make it even healthier!
One of the things that helps me stay on track and “eating responsibly” is to make healthier versions of comfort foods I used to eat all the time. This chia pudding is one of the ways I get in my fill for a PB&J sandwich without as many carbs.
One of the great things about chia pudding is how versatile it is. It can be meal prepped for breakfast, a snack, or even as a healthy dessert. This peanut butter and jelly version is particularly good at curing sweet-cravings.
- Chia Seeds – I use these so often in meal prep that I buy them in bulk on Amazon.
- Milk – You can use any kind of milk you want, or even water. I generally use unsweetened almond milk, especially with chia puddings like this that are already sweetened with jam.
- Peanut Butter – Or another nut butter of your choice. I often use almond butter.
- Jelly – You can also use a natural jam or homemade preserves. I like to use raspberry or strawberry jam in this recipe, but any flavor you’d like will work.
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PB&J Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 hours
- Total Time: 5 hours
- Yield: 5
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
2 Cups Milk of your choice (or water)
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup Jelly
Add the chia seeds and milk to a large bowl and stir together until combined and not clumpy. Seal the bowl with it’s lid or plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes, then stir it with a fork (this helps reduce clumping). Seal again and keep in the fridge overnight, or for at least 5 hours.
Prepare 5 jars with lids (I use these) and half of the chia seed pudding to the bottom of each one.
Place the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until it is melted and pour-able. (This usually takes 60 seconds for me.)
Distribute the melted peanut butter evenly between the jars, then the jelly. Add the other half of the chia pudding on top, then seal each jar with it’s lid and place in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 467
- Sugar: 26g
- Fat: 28.7g
- Carbohydrates: 39.8
- Fiber: 9.4g