8 Cooking Hacks to Make Holiday Baking Healthier

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The holiday season means Christmas cookies galore. Shape Magazine has tips on how to bake healthy brownies and other treats for the holidays. Here is Carrington Farms favorite tip…

Add Chia to Your Cookies
Chia seeds add fiber, omega-3s, potassium, iron, and calcium to your baked goods. The folks at Carrington Farms recommend adding 2 tablespoons of the seeds to your batter for every dozen cookies or muffins. (For more ideas, check out these Quick and Easy Chia Seed Recipes.)

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It is 3pm and if you are like many of us, you’re struggling to stay awake at your desk. Fueling your body with healthy food, specifically items high in protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates is a better solution than coffee.

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Interested in the Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding? Here is the easy-to-make recipe…

chocolate chia pudding

 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of full fat coconut milk (use the milk thats in the can, do not use the coconut water portion)
  • ½ cup of Carrington Farms chia seeds
  • ½ cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 9 whole dates (dried and pitted)
  • optional toppings: fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, bananas, strawberries, shaved dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add coconut milk and chia seeds. Whisk until combined.
  2. Next add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and whole dates. Mix until slightly combined.
  3. Cover bowl securely and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. (it is better if you let it sit overnight)
  4. Remove pudding from refrigerator and spoon into blender. Puree until smooth.
  5. Top with fresh fruit, almonds, or shaved dark chocolate.
Notes
If your pudding comes out to liquidy you can add more chia seeds to thicken it up, if it is too hard just add more coconut milk or almond milk to thin it out.