It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff to summer and the beginning of many patriotic holidays, so #SundaySupper is here to celebrate with the colors of Old Glory and a Red, White, and Blue menu. For a light and healthy dessert, or even a holiday breakfast, layer up seasonal strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in these Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits.
Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits
Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and I already feel like it’s going to be over in a flash. Between now and the end of August, I’m traveling to Portland, Oregon for a conference I am attending, Orlando for a conference I am speaking at, Portland, Maine for the 10K I’m running, and Orlando for a big Disney vacation with the family. Both boys are going to camp run at the local schools for two weeks, and The Bug has a week of karate camp so that I can stay home and attempt to potty train Little Dude. We have tickets to a Yankees-Orioles game, the closeout of the tee ball season, plans to spend a few weeks at my mom’s so that we can hit the beach, and mom will be staying with us for a week, during which we hope to go to the National Zoo, among other things, capped off with meeting up with my stepfather in Annapolis for the day so that he can bring her home. And this doesn’t even take into account the fact that I hope to take advantage of finally having a community pool to swim in, and tons of great parks and hiking trails and places to go fishing in the area. Geez, just typing that makes me feel like summer is practically over before it even begins!
There’s something about this summer that makes me want to do everything and just soak it all in. That’s kind of code for if you don’t see me buzzing around social media or maybe recycling some old posts with new photos, or maybe taking the route of writing posts along the lines of “I made this recipe and it was yummy. You should make it too.”, it’s because I’m having a blast with my boys. In fact, I’m writing this way too late on Saturday night because I had an uber-busy week (nothing new there), and since we arrived at my mom’s on Thursday, we’ve been doing so many fun things – beach, pizza, fro yo, outdoor festival, park. Plus this evening, when I wanted to sit down and get my post done, I was summoned to Jedi training and relay races in the yard. I mean, how can a mom resist?!
But a good chunk of last summer ended up being a bust – we got the news about The Hubby’s job and went into “Design to Sell” mode, and my poor boys got the short end of the stick. Then with The Bug starting Kindergarten in the fall, I feel like we won’t be able to just pick up and go and do whatever like we are used to. So this summer is all about having the most fun ever!
And of course in the midst of having the most fun ever, we have to eat the yummiest food ever…
Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits are so good for you, but most importantly, they are absolutely delicious. When I made coconut chia cream a few weeks ago for the tropical fruit salad, The Hubby said I had to make it again for other recipes. If the man says that about chia seeds, I have to listen. But this time I paired it with the best berries of the season – which coincidentally make this parfait perfectly patriotic. Juicy, sweet berries, rich and creamy coconutty goodness, all layered in a glass – the epitome of summer!
We had a couple of The Hubby’s coworker over for dinner, and kids and adults alike devoured these parfaits. My boys were thrilled that there were a couple left so that they could have them for breakfast the next morning. The Bug might have declared it the best ever! And while I love individual servings, there’s no reason you couldn’t just toss this all in a bowl for a picnic. And you can even throw these together if you were invited to a party later today or tomorrow – they take no time at all!
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Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits
A light and healthy dessert, or even a holiday breakfast, with layers of fresh berries and a coconutty chia seed cream.
- In a small bowl, stir together the coconut milk, powdered sugar or honey, vanilla, and chia seeds, and set aside in the refrigerator for at least a half hour (you can do this the night before, if you like).
- Divide the strawberries between eight glasses or bowls. Top with a couple of tablespoons of the chia pudding.
- Divide the blueberries between eight glasses or bowls. Divide the remaining coconut chia pudding between the eight dishes.
- Top each with several raspberries, dividing equally between the dishes.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Can be prepared the night before.
Here are some more patriotic recipes…
- Red, White, and Blueberry Crumb Cake
- Bomb Pop Cupcakes
- Red, White, and Blue Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Dip
And the rest of the #SundaySupper menu…
Food Using One Color
- Baby Back Ribs with Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Baked Tomato Breakfast Cups by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Red Velvet Milk Shake by Nosh My Way
- Strawberry Meringue Tartlets by What Smells So Good?
- Strawberry Oat Crumble by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Alabama BBQ Sauce by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Blueberry Breakfast Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Blue Velvet Cupcakes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Food Using Two Colors
Red and White Food
- Pickled Shrimp with Pico de Gallo by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Sausage Rougail (Rougail Saucisse) by The Petit Gourmet
Blue and White Food
- Blueberry Feta Cucumber Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Blueberry Pierogi by Curious Cuisiniere
Red, White and Blue Food
- Berry Berry Celebrations by Momma’s Meals
- Berry Filled Firecracker Cupcakes by The Crumby Cupcake
- Berry Patriotic Chia Seed Pudding by Tasting Page
- Easy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows by Palatable Pastime
- Eton Mess by Caroline’s Cooking
- Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar by Family Foodie
- Grilled Shrimp, Tomato and Bleu Cheese Flatbread by Our Good Life
- Individual Loaded Red, White, and Blue Salads by The Weekend Gourmet
- Patriotic Cocktail by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Patriotic Panna Cotta by The Freshman Cook
- Red White And Blue Coleslaw by Nik Snacks
- Red, White, and Blue Parfaits by Life Tastes Good
- Red, White and Blue Cherry Pie by Savory Experiments
- Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Red, White and Blue Sangria by Food Lust People Love
- Red White and Blue Sundae by Desserts Required
- St. Honore Cake by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Strawberry, Blueberry & Raspberry Cheesecake Crumble by Food Done Light
- Tomato Blue Cheese Crostini by Magnolia Days
- Triple Berry Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Vanilla Pound Cake with Fresh Berries by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Watermelon, Feta & Beet Appetizer by Take A Bite Out of Boca