Snacks

How To Make Creamy, Vegan Chia Pudding — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I know chia seed pudding has official jumped shark from health food fad to bonafide kitchen staple when my own mother asks me how to make it. I had tried a few store-bought varieties over the years, but never attempted it at home until recently.

On a mission to make a creamy, vegan chia seed pudding that rivals the classic pudding, I found a powerful combination of non-dairy milks and a super-reliable ratio made for the creamiest, dreamiest chia seed pudding that only requires a mixing bowl and an overnight soak.

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Recipe: Sour Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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If there ever was a perfect time to treat yourself to a dark chocolate-studded muffin for breakfast, it's while sour cherries are making their much-awaited appearance at the farmers market. Sour cherry season is fleeting — blink and you just might miss it. So, when you spot them at the farmers market pick up a basket without hesitation, then preheat the oven and pull out the mixing bowls as soon as you get home because you're making these nutty, chocolate, sour cherry-filled muffins.

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Recipe: Peach Lassi — Quick and Easy Drinks

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This just may be the most refreshing way to drink your summer fruit. It's a riff on a classic lassi, an Indian yogurt-based drink that is thick, creamy, and cooling. Mango is the most common fruit to use in the drink, but here we've switched it with peach for a more in-season approach that's even juicer than the original. To make things even sweeter, a spoonful of honey is blended in, along with just a touch of warm, spicy cardamon. This peach lassi is guaranteed to be a welcome treat on the hottest of days.

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Recipe: Jello and Gummy Candy Fishbowl — Shark Week

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Above all the things that jello desserts are — easy, tasty, and cool — they are without a doubt the most fun that any dessert can have. Case in point? This fish bowl jello mold. Made from lemon-lime-flavored soda and studded with candy fish and Nerd's gravel, it's probably the most outrageous jello dessert that you can serve up this summer. It's perfect for pool hangs and fin-filled birthday parties. If you've got a kid really into mermaids, they'll love this! Best of all, it's easy enough for the kids to help make.

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Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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We should all eat more cookies for breakfast. When done right, like these chocolate zucchini cookies, they can be a wholesome, on-the-go morning meal. Don't let the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks fool you — made with white whole-wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and shredded zucchini, they are cookies you can feel good about eating first thing in the morning.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Pops — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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These creamy Popsicles are just the thing for rushed mornings. They're sweet with the deep, caramelized flavor of roasted bananas, get a big protein boost from both Greek yogurt and peanut butter, and are filled with a few slices of fresh banana for texture. Make a batch, tuck them into your freezer, and reach for one whenever you need a quick breakfast that will cool you down in the process, which is always helpful during these hot and sticky days.

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