Celebrate April Fools Day with this fun recipe for Chia Pudding Herb Pots. Have fun foraging different herbs from your school gardens to “plant” and trick your friends by making them think you are eating dirt… when you are really eating a delicious healthy chia pudding!
Start by making Chia Pudding
INGREDIENTS- The base of any chia pudding has 3 simple parts...
The process of making chia pudding is so easy! The first step is to stir together your chia seeds and liquid in a mason jar or bowl. The best ratio is 3-4 Tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid.
Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir/shake to break up any clumps of chia seeds, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set” for 1-2 hours or overnight.
The chia pudding should be nice and thick, not liquidy. If it’s not thick, just add more chia seeds (1 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon), stir and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so.
There are a ton of different chia pudding recipe ideas out there! Let the flavors of the season inspire the ingredients of your chia pudding.
How to make "herb Pots"
Now lets transform your chia pudding into adorable potted herbs!
Use a container that looks like a pot- mini terracotta pots, mini pots, mason jars, mugs - anything that you would normally plant seeds into.
Crumble "dirt" top- Now it's time to cover your chia pudding creation with dirt! Any crumbly cookie/cracker will work... just crush them up so they look like dirt! Crumble ideas- grahm cracker, oreos, blended granola.
Forage for herbs to "pot into" your puddings. Rosemary, mint, sage, thyme... the possibilities are endless. You also don't have to stick with just herbs... plant flowers, mini carrots, strawberries. Have fun with it!
Optional- add a popsicle stick label
Check out these photos for inspiration...
Please share your chia pudding herb pot creations with us on social media @schoolgardens! We would love to see what you come up with!