Easy 5-Minute Strawberry Chia Jam
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My family eats PB & J's for dinner. And often.
What can we say, people who cook extravagant meals Monday through Friday scare us a bit. The motivation. The endurance. The DEVOTION. We can't relate.
With that being said, I wanted to come up with a recipe that would satisfy my family's taste buds & busy lifestyle without completely compromising our efforts to limit our refined sugar intake.
Not only is it advised that babies & toddlers avoid refined sugar before the age of 2, but all of us would be wise to cut back wherever possible.
And at 12 grams of sugar per tablespoon, the store bought stuff just isn't doin' us any favors.
Strawberries, raspberries, blackerberries, - you choose!
This simple recipe is as versatile as it is delicious & healthy too.
Prep time: 5 miN
Makes: About 2 cups
2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup chia seeds
Begin by adding the sliced strawberries into a saucepan and heating over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the fruit is warm & beginning to break down, smash the berries with the back of a fork or spatula until there are no large chunks remaining.
Add in the maple syrup and stir.
Turn off the burner & remove the mixture from heat. Stir in the chia seeds and let "gel" for 10 minutes before storing in a glass jar or reusable container in the refrigerator.
Smother on toast & sandwiches, or mix a dollop into your morning oatmeal or yogurt for a healthy touch of sweetness, fiber, & antioxidants.
This jam will save for up to 7-10 days in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Total time: 5 min
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