Homemade Peach Chia Jam

I made you peach chia jam!  Are you seeing the peaches show up at your grocery store?  We are well into summer here in Texas, so I thought I would make some peach chia jam.  It turned out so good.  The best thing about this peach chia jam, is that there is no canning, boiling or pectin involved!  The chia seeds do all the work.  This chia jam is made in the refrigerator.  Super easy!

Peach Chia Jam

Another great thing about this jam is that it contains no added sugars.  Peaches are so sweet on their own, so I didn’t feel the need to add anything extra.   However, if you like things a little sweeter, you can probably add a couple teaspoons of maple syrup or raw honey.  This jam needs to be stored in the fridge and it should last a couple weeks.  It’s great on toast, on top of yogurt, or even as a pancake topping!

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Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

I like to make muffins with a filling.  That is where these strawberry oatmeal muffins come in.  Instead of just adding strawberries to the batter, I thought it would be better to make a strawberry cream.  My daughter calls them muffins with surprises inside.  These strawberry oatmeal muffins are very easy to make.  I used a strawberry cashew cream, but you can also use strawberry yogurt if you like.  Not only are these muffins made healthier, they have a nice protein boost thanks to the filling.  These might be a hit with pickier kids.  My picky 4 1/2 year old loved them. Especially the filling.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

strawberry oatmeal muffins

These healthy, cream filled muffins are vegan and gluten free.

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Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad

I think I have mentioned that I am a big fan of salads. This Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad is my latest.  I have so many healthy salad recipes on the blog already.  You can never have too many salad recipes right?  The corn we used in this recipe was organic and non GMO.  We bought 48 ears of it from our co-op last summer.  We still had some left in the freezer.   This corn, tomato and avocado salad could be eaten on it’s own, but it also makes a great side dish too.

Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad 2 - My Whole Food Life

If you are worried about the avocado browning in the fridge, you can always squeeze a little extra lime juice on it.  Or you can add the avocado right before you eat it.  That is what we did.  Avocado makes everything better, doesn’t it?

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