A delicious sweet chia jelly made with seasonal muscadine grapes and fresh figs.
Place figs, grapes, lemon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered approx 20 min or until grapes have popped open and softened. Remove from heat. Using a fine mesh strainer, filter mixture into a bowl, pressing firmly as to "juice" the ingredients, leaving seeds and skins in the strainer. Discard seeds and skin when done. This process is easiest to do in batches. Add chia seeds and stir well. Let sit for 10 min and stir again. Place in a jelly jar or sealable container and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. The jelly will gel nicely, but still have a nice spreadable consistency. Place on everything and enjoy!
Try this healthy snack idea to refuel during the day: 1 brown rice cake topped with 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 2 tbsp Muscadine Fig Chia Jelly and 3 tbsp sliced almonds. The macros come in nice and easy at 285 calories, f11/c35/p16.