If you and your family are on the Banting wagon, like the rest of South Africa seems to be, you might be missing sweet treats and desserts. The good news is that there are plenty of alternative foods and ingredients that are Banting friendly and can be made into delicious desserts.
Chia seeds are popular food due to their high nutrition content, low calorie content, and their ability to be used in a variety of dishes. They can absorb many times their weight in liquid and form a “gel” which is high in fibre and very satiating. This gel is an excellent in baking and desserts because it helps to hold ingredients together. It can also be used to make a tasty chia seed pudding that is so healthy that it can be eaten for breakfast too!