Switcharoo: 3-Berry Chia Jam

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Every time I run out of jelly, jam or preserves, “A” and I have to start the hunt all over again for a replacement fruity spread with a reasonable sugar content. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. We could just go without but we’re Americans and not having the ingredients for a proper PB & J somehow seems un-American.

When I’ve looked up recipes in the past they seemed too complicated and involved. Which is the opposite of what I’m looking for in any recipe I’m looking up.

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Recently, when I was exploring uses for Chia Seeds, I came across a few recipes that used the seeds to create a jam. Ding, ding, ding, we’ve got a winner! The idea of using real ingredients, no added sugar and an ingredient that would add fiber, protein, calcium, antioxidants and Omega-3s to something that is historically sugar rich was exactly what I was looking for.

I used this recipe and modified by using a medley of frozen blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. It came out so good and was ready in no time. Try it, you won’t be sorry.

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TRIPLE BERRY CHIA JAM

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen berry medley
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions:

– Add berries, lemon juice and honey to a small sauce pan on low heat. Heat until well              incorporated, smashing the berries while mixing.

– Remove from heat and add chia seeds. Mix well to evenly distribute.

–  Pour into a container with a tight seal and refrigerate for 1 hour, allowing the jam to set.

– Serve with your favorite bread and nut butter, or like I did here, spread on a crepe for a         mid-day treat. Enjoy!

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