Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Hi Everyone,

Well this week I am heading to Pennsylvania as some of you know and I am trying to use up the ingredients that I have in the kitchen, so they don’t go bad.  I thought the perfect way for me to preserve my fruit was to make some yummy, good for you jam.  When I think of jam I think of the episode on Friends where Monica was trying to get over a man, so she said she is making jam.  I don’t recall the exact words, but it was something like get rid of the man and make some jam. I thought it was funny.  So today I may not be getting over a man, but there is no reason why I can’t make jam?
Mixed Berry Chia Jam
This jam is healthy, all natural and is simply perfect with peanut butter. I made my jam with fresh strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. To sweetened it up I used honey and to thicken it up and add a boost of fiber and protein I added some chia seeds. This jam is the cats meow! Yeah, I know that is so old school. lol
Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Mixed Berry Chia Jam
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3 cups
  • Serving size: 2 tbsp.
  • Calories: 19
  • Fat: .05
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Sugar: 2.5
  • Sodium: .02
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: .04
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: American
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A thick, sweet all natural jam made with fresh berries, honey and chia seeds.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups mixed berries (I used blackberries, strawberries & raspberries)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Add berries, lemon juice and honey to a large pan, cook until the fruit break apart. With a spoon or a fork, mash the fruit while stirring. After about 7 minutes, add chia seeds and cook for another 2 minutes. Take off the heat and let cook for a about 10 minutes. Add to a storage container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. The jam thickens while it cools.
Notes
Taste test the jam just before adding the chia seeds to see if you need to add more sugar.

Mixed Berry Chia Jam
This jam would also make for a great gift. You can make it in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Just note because there is not a lot of sugar in this jam so I don’t recommend canning it.

Well I have two more recipes to get done before I head to the hotel.

Have a great rest of the day!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Mixed Berry Chia Jam

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