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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

I love jams and jellies. Especially when I was in college.

I practically lived on peanut butter and jelly…easy, cheap, didn’t require a kitchen…

The older I get, the more concerned I am with added sugars in my foods…and while I do believe there is a time and place for indulgence, I like to choose wholesome foods on the regular and save the sugary treats for occasions…

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Hence my chia seed jam! Now, bare with me…it is not sweet and sticky like the jam your mama made growing up…BUT it’s still very good!

Why chia seeds?: Not only are chia seeds high in omega 3 fatty acids (a heart healthy fat), but they also contain tons of fiber which absorbs a lot of the moisture from the berries making it a great thickening agent. Strawberries by themselves would be very runny and watery, but the chia seeds give it a nice viscosity.

*Tip: I do not add any sweetener to this jam. If you need a little more sweetness, add 1 to  2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup.

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

  • Servings: 3-4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mash ripe strawberries (still leave a few chunks).
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of chia seeds.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. For extra sweetness, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup.
  5. Serve on your favorite toast or on your PB&J 🙂

 

What’s your favorite jam recipe?

 

Until Next Time,

Happy Chewing!
Katrina Detter, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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