I'm currently cutting sugar out of my diet, so you can expect to see more healthy, sugar-free recipes in this space in the coming weeks.
As luck would have it, my friend Linda posted a picture of her ridiculously delicious looking sugar free berry chia puddings on Facebook just last week. Given the great timing, I did a little happy dance, asked for the recipe and made some for myself the very next day.
I used little shot glasses, purely for aesthetic/styling purposes (they'd be great for entertaining with too), but feel free to use any type of glass container you have at home.
Strawberry chia pudding (adapted from here)
200g plain yoghurt
1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Handful of almonds, finely chopped
1. Soak the chia seeds in 1/2 cup of water. It will expand and develop into a jelly-like texture.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of yoghurt into a glass, add a tablespoon of strawberries, followed by a tablespoon of chia seeds.
3. Repeat with a second layer then top with finely chopped almonds.
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I've never had any health or weight problems. I pretty much eat anything I want - no problems. Food is very important to me. I see it as one of life's pleasures. Most of all, I love cooking food and baking sweet delights. So it seemed like a bit of a cruel joke when I found out I have gestational diabetes.
I know, there are worst things. It took me just over a week to come to terms with it and I'm glad to say I'm 100% OK with it now. But it has been hard - after a lifetime of eating whatever I like, whenever I want to, I'm now constantly checking labels for sugar content and determining serving portions, watching my carb intake and testing my blood sugar levels four times a day. But at the end of the day, it's something that needs to be managed for baby's sake, and (hopefully) only temporary and I can live with that.
Have you been on a sugar free diet before? If yes, will you share some recipes with me? It will be much appreciated!