I love the tapioca-like texture that chia seeds impart to a food. Here, the chia seeds gel overnight in the coconut and almond milks. This makes it reminiscent to my childhood, when my mom would make Vietnamese chè (dessert soup) out of tapioca pearls and mung beans in a syrupy coconut milk “soup.” I add matcha powder and maple syrup to this, because lately, I’ve been making lots of matcha lattes out of non-dairy milks, and I love it. I probably don’t… Read more »

This jam is the JAM. It was only natural for me to try what everyone has been trying these days – raspberry chia seed jam. It’s pretty simple: throw in some thawed, frozen raspberries, and a bunch of other things you want into your food processor, let it chill out in the fridge for an hour, and BOOM – you have jam. It takes all but 5 minutes! No excuses NOT to make this. A lot of other recipes out… Read more »

Rise and shine, it’s workout time! Because my husband is a chronic coffee-no-brekkie guy, I like to throw a couple of these his way when he heads out the door. He’s really working on his nutrition in the morning, because those morning workouts are a different animal. I don’t know what your specific workouts are, so I won’t bore you with the details of meal timing, hydration recommendations, and all that stuff. You can either have these with your breakfast,… Read more »

If you follow me on Instagram (@this_veglife), you’d have already seen me posting pics of my nutrition game plan for P, as he is training for the Ironman 140.6 next year. I’m totally rallying for him, and one of the ways I do that is what I do best – making sure he has the fuel and energy to keep on going. Not many triathletes have a wife who’s a dietitian, so I feel a teeny-tiny bit of pressure because… Read more »

I just made my first jar of overnight oats a few weeks ago, and it was love at first bite. I remember when I was young, my dad made me peaches and cream hot oatmeal. I had one bite and I gagged (sorry, Dad, it wasn’t you, it was that ready-made packet and flavor!). Ever since then, I’ve always felt “meh” about oatmeal, and even though I can stomach it now, it’s not anything really special. I just eat the… Read more »

I’ve been making chia seed refreshers and puddings for awhile now, so wanted to post this recipe for y’all. It’s stupid easy, and requires little more than some bicep strength in one arm, to shake the mason jar. You don’t even need a whisk! Chia seeds are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and minerals. About two tablespoons of chia seeds will give you 10 grams of fiber – definitely easy to meet your fiber quota! This pudding is… Read more »