Berry-Grape Chia Jam

Berry-Grape Chia Jam
StacyLighter

I love making this recipe to use as a healthy alternative to traditional jellies and jams! Unlike most commercial brands, this Berry-Grape Chia Jam is low in refined sugar, high in fiber, and packed with immune-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants. For an added bonus, the chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids which are great for heart health, skin, depression, and their overall anti-inflammatory properties. Spread it over whole grain toast or crackers, or mix it into plain Greek yogurt for an added flavor kick!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup concord grapes (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon, to taste
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 lemon, zested

Directions:

Bring water to boil in medium pot. Add berries, grapes, agave, lemon zest, and cinnamon and reduce heat. Simmer until fruit is softened, about 10 minutes.  Mash fruit with fork until it creates a paste, or blend in a food processor. Add chia seeds and mix well. Refrigerate overnight or until jam thickens. Serve and enjoy!

Alicia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and her master’s degree in nutrition from Drexel University. She completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Prior to her dietetics training, Alicia has worked on a number of research studies focusing on eating disorders/disordered eating, obesity, and celiac disease. She also specializes in sports nutrition, women's health, oncology, and medical nutrition therapy.