<div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> <div id="499455701928106131-gallery" class="imageGallery" style="line-height: 0px; padding: 0; margin: 0"> <div id="499455701928106131-imageContainer0" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="499455701928106131-insideImageContainer0" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0045-2_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery499455701928106131]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0045-2.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="266" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:112.78%;top:0%;left:-6.39%"></a></div></div></div></div> <div id="499455701928106131-imageContainer1" style="float:left;width:49.95%;margin:0;"><div id="499455701928106131-insideImageContainer1" style="position:relative;margin:5px;"><div class="galleryImageHolder" style="position:relative; width:100%; padding:0 0 75%;overflow:hidden;"><div class="galleryInnerImageHolder"><a href="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0046_orig.jpg" rel="lightbox[gallery499455701928106131]" onclick="if (!window.lightboxLoaded) return false"><img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/dsc0046.jpg" class="galleryImage" _width="400" _height="266" style="position:absolute;border:0;width:112.78%;top:0%;left:-6.39%"></a></div></div></div></div> <span style="display: block; clear: both; height: 0px; overflow: hidden;"></span> </div> <div style="height: 20px; overflow: hidden;"></div> </div> <div class="paragraph">Do you know what it's like to try and make a blob of chocolate and chia seeds look impressive through a lens?<br><br>Thank goodness for Lightroom because I didn't have any whip cream or beautiful strawberries to put on top to set things off (just kidding, I did, but mom brain forgot to tell me about the strawberries sitting patiently in the refrigerator waiting to be plopped on top of the chocolate to be photographed). <br><br>I'm glad I don't take this food photography thing very serious. <br><br>My two requirements for putting food pictures on this blog are:<br><br>1. They must make my readers drool a bit. <br>2. They cannot be taken under artificial lighting (which means I have to put on my snow boots, coat, gloves, and hat to take pictures all winter). <br><br>Again, glad I don't take this too seriously. #sarcasmismybestweapon<br><br>In actual life, this is exactly what the pudding looks like. Shimmering chia seeds glowing in a pool of decadent chocolate. <br><br>You are going to want to make this, because pudding packets are so 1995 and this is way easier. <br><br>You pour. <br><br>You mix. <br><br>You let the refrigerator do the rest. <br><br>You eat. <br><br>To be honest, I've never made "real" pudding so they might be equally easy, but, I digress. <br><br>If chia seeds weird you out, just let your wild side come out a bit more and try this recipe.<br><br><u><strong>Chocolate Chia Pudding</strong></u><br>1 and 1/2 cups whole milk (nut milk should work fine)<br>1/4 cup maple syrup<br>1/3 cup chia seeds<br>1/4 cup cocoa powder<br>1/2 tsp vanilla<br>dash of salt<br><br>Mix everything together thoroughly. <br><br>Feel free to add some fresh strawberries or raspberries + whip cream on top. <br><br>Enjoy your healthy pudding!</div>