Refrigerator Chia Seed Jam – 3 Flavors!

Refrigerator Chia Seed Jam is a much healthier alternative to store-bought jam. This jam is one of the easiest recipes to make! No cooking, no canning, no pectin and only natural ingredients! This super-easy and very healthy jam is made with just berries, a little natural sweetener (if any) and chia seeds! That’s it! Traditional jam relies on pectin to gel, but this jam gels with the help of chia seeds!

This jam is great on toast, pancakes, waffles, stirred into oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream, or for a classic PB&J!

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Vegetarian Southwestern Casserole

I love this recipe. It’s full of flavor and color! This can be eaten great as is or scooped up with chips.

In addition to it being tasty it is also good for you!

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Crock-Pot Moroccan Stew

This recipe is so simple to prepare and will make your house smell wonderful!  It is great served over quinoa or rice.  For this recipe I used whatever vegetables I had on hand, which included carrots and kale.  You can add in other vegetables as well like yellow and red peppers, cauliflower, squash or sweet potatoes.


Serves: 4

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Coconut Lime Tofu Bowl

This vegetarian dish is filled with protein, whole grains and flavor!  This recipe serves four people and only takes 25-30 minutes to prepare from start to finish!


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Lentil Loaf with BBQ Sauce

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This Meatless Monday recipe is great for any day of the week!  It is vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free!  An excellent serving of whole-grains, vegetables and protein and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals!

To watch a video of the recipe being prepared click here!
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Top 10 Ways to Eat Pomegranate Seeds!

Pomegranate Seeds

Recently I wrote a post on the 5 Reasons I Love Pomegranates and how to de-seed the wonderful superfood.  Now that you know why pomegranates are so super, I would like to share some ideas on how to incorporate the seeds into your meals and snacks!

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How to make Carrot Apple Muffins with Juice Pulp

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I love juicing, but hate wasting the pulp. In every juice that I make I always include carrots. I decided to save the carrot pulp for baking muffins. The outcome was deliciously amazing! These healthy whole-wheat, carrot, applesauce muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast and great for a snack! A great combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and flavor! Continue reading →

Sensible Snacking

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Keep snacking simple by stocking your fridge, pantry and desk drawer with healthy options. If healthy snacks are easy to access, you’ll be less tempted to choose foods that are high in calories, fat, sugar and sodium. Try to choose a healthy snack made up of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. These snacks will help to increase your energy levels for a longer period of time compared to sugary snacks which will cause spikes and drops in blood sugar. Continue reading →


chia seeds pre soakThe phrase “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia” no longer holds the same meaning.  From Chia Pets to Chia Seeds, the term chia has regained its popularity.

So what are chia seeds and where did they come from?
Chia seeds come from a desert plan, Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows in southern Mexico.
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About Gina
Gina Consalvo-Hassick, MA, RD, LDN, CDCES, NCC is a registered dietitian and is actively involved in various food and nutrition communities. She has counseled and assessed a wide range of patients and has experience in outpatient, inpatient, and consulting. Areas of specialization include weight management, eating disorders, and wellness nutrition.
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