Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

Lemon Chia Seed Pudding that’s both refreshing and nutritious.


For the Lemon Chia Seed Pudding:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)

For the Lemon Yogurt Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (full-fat or low-fat)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For Garnish:

  • Sliced strawberries or blueberries
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds, almond milk, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, and honey or maple syrup. Stir well to combine. Make sure there are no clumps of chia seeds.
  2. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. This allows the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and thicken the pudding. If you prefer a thicker pudding, you can refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight.
  3. In a separate bowl, prepare the Lemon Yogurt Topping by mixing Greek yogurt, honey or maple syrup, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust the sweetness as desired.
  4. Once the chia seed pudding has thickened to your liking, assemble the dessert. Start by spooning a portion of the Lemon Chia Seed Pudding into a serving glass or bowl.
  5. Add a dollop of the Lemon Yogurt Topping on top of the chia seed pudding.
  6. Garnish your healthy lemon dessert with sliced strawberries, blueberries, or your favorite fresh berries. You can also add a sprig of fresh mint for extra color and flavor if you like.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

This Lemon Chia Seed Pudding is not only healthy but also a delightful and tangy dessert option. It’s rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds, and provides a burst of lemony freshness. Plus, the Greek yogurt topping adds a creamy texture and extra protein to keep you feeling satisfied.


Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken with Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables


For the Lemon Herb Marinade:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Quinoa:

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
Salt to taste
For the Roasted Vegetables:

2 cups mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, asparagus)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Marinate the Chicken:

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over them.
Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, marinate for a few hours or overnight for maximum flavor.
2. Prepare the Quinoa:

In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or chicken broth to a boil.
Add the rinsed quinoa and a pinch of salt.
Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy and the liquid is absorbed.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set it aside.
3. Roast the Vegetables:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Toss the mixed vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet.
Roast the vegetables for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.
4. Grill the Chicken:

Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and grill them for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and they are no longer pink in the center.
Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
5. Assemble the Dish:

Serve the grilled lemon herb chicken over a bed of cooked quinoa.
Add the roasted vegetables on the side.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil and an extra drizzle of lemon juice, if desired.
This healthy chicken recipe is not only packed with flavor but also provides a well-balanced meal with lean protein, whole grains, and a variety of vegetables. Enjoy!