Definition of resolute: firm, unwavering. It's a "do it, or else" sort of commitment. It's like you're setting yourself up for failure. Are things really meant to be set in stone?
And then there is a goal. Definition of goal: an aim or desired result. It's more of a "work your hardest until you are able to reach it" sort of attitude. It conjures up images of success and hard work.
But my goals for 2014 are simple.
1. Move more.
2. Add more healthy meals to our everyday routine.
Notice how I didn't say I'm running x-amount of miles every day and going on a diet. If I made those resolutions, I would surely fail. Especially since the only reason that I run is if I'm being chased. So, power-walking x-amount of miles every day then...
Plus, YUM. This breakfast pudding is lightly sweet and vanilla-tinged, and I love that you can switch up the fruit with the seasons. Plus, the added crunch and earthiness of toasted almonds adds a satisfying texture component.
Here's to goals in 2014!
Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes + overnight in frid
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: breakfast soy-free vegetarian almond milk chia seeds Greek yogurt maple syrup
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- big pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups fruit, like a combination of mandarin orange segments and pomegranate arils (see note at bottom)
- 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Whisk together the almond milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, toss the mandarin orange sections and pomegranate arils with the maple syrup. Mix in the toasted almonds.
Spoon the pudding into four glasses or bowls, top with fruit/almond mixture, and serve.
I used a mixture of mandarin orange segments and pomegranate arils to top this. If it's spring or summer, substitute fresh berries (if using strawberries, dice them). I think ripe peaches or nectarines would be amazing, as well.
-ever-so-slightly adapted from Giada's Feel Good FoodThe Foodie Army Wife. Our menu features recipes that look back over the past year and that look forward to the upcoming year. How do you feel about resolutions?
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