#TastyTuesday: #Homemade Strawberry #Chia Jam!

Nothing beats homemade jam and scones!



Who is with me?

I decided over the weekend to try my hand at a simple, but new jam recipe made with Chia seeds.

It took a whole 15 mins!

So like everyone else, I have always wondered about Chia seeds and why they are all the range now!


What are the benefits? 

· Balance blood sugar
· Adds additional fibre and protein to your diet
· Anti-oxidants


Best Part? Awesome fresh ingredients!

· 1 cup of organic strawberries (Remember, they are on the list of dirty 30, click here for list)
· 1 tbsp of local buckwheat honey (thanks Rochon Farms!) and
· ¼ cup of chia seeds.

What do you get? An AMAZING — clean — know exactly what’s in it — JAM!



How many of you can actually understand the ingredients on the back of most store-bought jams?

Not us, and yes, we do often still buy it because it’s easy and economically better. BUT, as we learn more about our health and what we are putting into our bodies, I’d rather take the 15 mins (and lets face it, the only work involved is cleaning and cutting the strawberries and occasionally stirring the pot to avoid burning) to make something that we know what’s in it!


Give it a try!

Get creative, switch out the strawberries for really any fresh berries. We can’t wait to try this recipe with our own Rhubarb; it’s going to be tasty!

#FridayFavourites: Homemade #Scones, Date Nights, #Challenges and #PrettyHairAccessories

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wpid-dsc_0243.jpg1. Homemade Scones: So it’s a wonder I can keep my form since my husband discovered the joys of making homemade scones. He first mastered a savoury scone (cheddar and chives) and now, he has discovered a delicious blueberry and lemon flavoured scone. The burst of the blueberry and the tartness of the lemon remind me of springtime and summer.


2. Date Nights: These moments are rare right now for us with our little one. When we do get to go out for a night on the town we like to try new restaurants. This past weekend we tried a local Mexican themed restaurant we have had our eye on for a while.



The food was okay, but the company made the evening so much better. It is always so satisfying to show how much you appreciate each other (sans bebe).



3. Challenges: Well I would not be me if I did not challenge myself constantly. One of those challenges starts tomorrow – Saturday is the beginning of my Group Fitness Instructor training. Two days of intensive training! Can I handle this? I also just received my results from my Basic Theory Course, 94% baby!



4. Hair Accessories: So I have been waiting for 22 plus months to finally tie a small ponytail and put a clip in my sweeties hair. The long wait is over. Look at her, it’s adorable!





5. Playdates: I always love reconnecting with the ladies and babies (now toddler) my little one and I spent the majority of our time while I was on maternity leave with … running, chatting and drinking coffee. Many of these lovely ladies are already enjoying time off again with their newest arrivals or will soon be welcoming a new bundle to their beautiful families. Our kids have grown together over the last almost two years and it is amazing to watch how comfortable they are together and how well they play.





Life In Leggings