Chia Seed Mixed Berry Jam
I’ve never been one to eat a lot of jellies or jams. Prior to becoming plant-based, I would have the occasional brie, arugula, hot-pepper jam panini sandwich, but I rarely eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or jam on toast. I recently discovered a great restaurant here which makes a phenomenal combination of homemade hot-pepper jam with hummus, for those that are looking for a unique combination!
A few months ago, a friend of mine shared a recipe for peanut-butter and jelly breakfast bars which are now one of my go-to meals in the morning. I make a tray of the bars and freeze them so they are easy to pop out and throw in the toaster. Rather than use store-bought jam, which can be high in preservatives and unnecessary sugar, I took my wife’s advice and used her method for preparing jam for our kids. Its incredibly simple to make and is packed with all of the nutrition found in whole berries and chia seeds. You can read more about the health benefits of chia seeds here.