30-Minute Strawberry Balsamic Vanilla Chia Seed Jam
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Yields: About 2 cups, 16 (2-tablespoon-sized) servings
30-Minute Strawberry Balsamic Vanilla Chia Seed Jam is a healthier take on a classic favorite jam. It’s basically strawberry chia pudding, so not only is it perfect for topping toast with, but feel free to dig right in with a spoon!
  • 1 lbs (455 g) fresh, local strawberries, hulled and halved if very large
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) raw, local honey (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Add the strawberries, water, chia seeds, vinegar, and salt to a medium-sized saucepan. Cover the pan, bring to a simmer, and then cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing the berries with a potato masher or fork.
  2. Turn off the heat, cool 20 minutes, and then stir in the honey and vanilla.
  3. Cool to room temperature, and then store refrigerated (or freeze for later use).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tablespoons Calories: 45 Fat: 1 Saturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 74 Fiber: 2 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Healthy Sweet Eats at http://healthysweeteats.com/30-minute-strawberry-balsamic-vanilla-chia-seed-jam/