Strawberry Chia Jam

Breakfast | March 23, 2016 | By

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.Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 1.35.09 PM2. 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. Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 1.38.20 PM4. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, allowing the jam to thicken. Transfer to a jar or airtight container Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 1.42.33 PM5. Spread on toast, stir it into oatmeal or eat with a spoon. Enjoy!
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