Protein-Packed, Low-Cal Fig Chia Pudding

Healthy and totally Instagrammable, this fig chia pudding is #healthfoodgoals. It’s actually easy to make, if you have the time to chill.

As delicious as figs are in their unadultered state, roasting them in a hot oven with a pinch of Middle Eastern-inspired za’atar spice intensifies their jammy sweetness and softens their skins. They’re the perfect topper for yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal and – our favourite – vanilla chia pudding. We give our chia pudding an extra dose of horsepower by mixing unsweetened almond milk with fat-free Skyr yogurt, an Icelandic delicacy with more protein than Greek yogurt but a less intense, tangy bite. Finish with the hunger-crushing combo of fibre, protein and heart-healthy fats from pistachios and hemp hearts and it’ll fuel you until the afternoon.


fridge-friendly recipes | fig chia pudding recipePhoto Credit: Ryan Szulc
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes (+ 3 hour chill time) 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes (+ 3 hour chill time)
Cook Time
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Servings: servings
Chia Pudding
  1. In a bowl, mix together almond milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla and chia seeds until smooth. Cover and transfer to fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick Silpat sheet.
Za'atar Roasted Figs
  1. Place figs, cut side up, onto prepared pan. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with za’atar. Roast in oven for 15 minutes until soft and caramelized.
  1. To assemble, divide chia pudding among 4 bowls or glasses, top with roasted figs and sprinkle generously with pistachios and hemp hearts.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per serving: 240 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 40 g carbs (7 g fibre), 1 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 7 g protein

Originally Published in Best Health Canada