Stay on the good list with this healthy holiday treat

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The holidays will bring plenty of food especially those pesky, but oh-so-delightful,  Christmas cookies. It may be hard to turn away from those sweet treats, but this week's Be Well focuses on a treat that we can have... guilt free.

Dan Duryea, N.D. and fitness professional Mindy Quesenberry, of My Fitness Quest, whip us up a low-carb peppermint chocolate pudding, that includes chia seeds. Dan also explains to us the nutritional benefits of chia seeds.


Low-carb Peppermint Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Courtesy: Dan Duryea, N.D.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

 Serves 2


  • 1 Cup coconut, almond, or cashew milk (or a combination of these)
  • ¼ Cup chia seeds (may grind in coffee grinder for smoother texture)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp Erythritol sweetener (may use xylitol, stevia or Truvia)
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • Chocolate shavings & fresh mint leaf as garnish (optional)


  1. Add in a bowl the milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, erythritol and peppermint extract, and mix well with a wire whisk Let stand for 5 minutes, and mix again.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To serve, garnish with chocolate shavings & fresh mint leaf if desired.
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