Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

My local Whole Foods Market had a sale today… and I love a good sale! $1.99 for Organic Strawberries. That is a serious steal. I decided to stock up and make a batch of my Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. What does this go perfectly with? Oh well… just about everything! On top of your morning oatmeal, spread on some toast, or mixed with almond butter to make a nut butter and jelly dip (oh yeah, that’s happening)… endless possibilities!Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree

Ingredients: (should make 2 containers worth)

  • 5 cups organic strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Rinse strawberries well and cut into pieces
  2. In a bowl, pour honey over strawberries
  3. Mix together and let sit for 20 minutes
  4. Transfer mixture to a pot
  5. Add lemon juice, and lightly smash strawberries with a potato masher
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer
  7. Once simmering for 5 minutes, add chia seeds
  8. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking
  9. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week.

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Benefits of Raw Honey:

  • Rich in B vitamins
  • Antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties
  • Promotes body and digestive health
  • Strengthens the immune system

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3′s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree
Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree

 

Delicious & Easy Snack Idea:

Paleo “PB & J” Dip:

  • 1 heaping tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp homemade jam
  • Fruit of choice (I like it with an organic gala apple or a banana)

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6 comments on “Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

  • Do you think I will be able to sub strawberries for blueberries? I just bought some fresh organic bluebs at the farmers market yesterday and I am dying to make them into a jam!!

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  • I love chia jam! It’s a great way to sneak additional healthy goodness into my daily peanut butter sandwiches. So when I saw Sprouts had strawberries on sale, I figured I’d make this! I made strawberry chia jam once before, but it was raw. I just threw all the goods into a blender. So I was eager to try out a cooked jam to see how it compared. Is the 5 cups of whole or cut up strawberries? I aired on the side of caution and went with whole berries that I after measuring cut up. Also, I’m curious as to why the strawberries and honey sit together before being cooked? I’m still pretty ignorant to cooking stuff. 🙂 But anyway, this was a bit of an adventure to make. I couldn’t find the potato masher, so I just let the strawberries cook some and then attacked ’em with a fork. I got tired of that pretty quick, though, and just figured I’d have super chunky jam. lol They actually cooked down pretty well, though, and I dare say that mashing them isn’t really a necessity if you’re a fan of texture like I am. The resultant product is super delicious! I love it! My boyfriend loves it! I could just eat it with a spoon! And I confess I do sneak a little on my knife after making my sammiches… 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe!

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