In the Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder ofView the Recipe
Chia seeds are pretty amazing, right? Not only do they turn into pets (ha!), they have a natural gelling ability that makes them perfect for jam.
Use them to make this fruity spread and you’ll be getting fiber, minerals, protein, omega-3s, and antioxidants on your morning toast (without the refined sugar).
Actually, forget toast. This recipe was created by Solana Nolfo, NLC, a holistic health coach and baker who’s a graduate of The Nutrition School and what you really should do is put the jam on one of the other delicious baked goods she’s showed us how to make, like Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.
Pro tip: This recipe will yield about 1.5 cups and you can store it in the fridge for one to two weeks. Just know that it will continue to thicken, so enjoy it sooner rather than later!
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Making jam with chia seeds and antioxidant-rich berries is a healthy home run for two reasons. It’s lower in sugar than store-bought jams and it’s easier to make and more nutrient-dense than traditional homemade jellies.