Strawberry Chia Jam
Most days, breakfast is surely my happiest time. It’s when I get to totally focus on food before the rest of the day’s stresses form. And as the only early riser of my 4 roommates, it’s about the only quiet time I get. I justify spending a long time making breakfast to take advantage of this time (and because my to-do list hasn’t crossed my mind yet). But with early classes, I’m often too rushed on weekday mornings to prepare a feast. I like to make or prep something on weekends that’ll make for a week of happy wake-ups. This jam is definitely an upgrade from the store-bought stuff and can use up any shrivelling fruit you have. Whether you’re having it at 6:00am or 10:00am I’m sure it’ll be a bright point in your day as well.
2 cups strawberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp chia seeds
1. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and place into a saucepan over medium-high heat.2. Cook, mashing with the back of a fork, until the fruit softens and breaks down, about 15 minutes
3. Stir in the lemon juice, honey and chia seeds. 4. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, allowing the jam to thicken. Transfer to a jar or airtight container 5. Spread on toast, stir it into oatmeal or eat with a spoon. Enjoy!
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