Fibre is a carbohydrate found in plants that contributes to our well being in a number of ways. Fibre helps us feel full following a meal, helps lower cholesterol levels by absorbing and removing it, helps keep our bowels moving and helps regulate our blood sugar. Some types of soluble fibre, for example, inulin found in leeks, asparagus, onions, garlic and wheat and oats, have a pre-biotic effect on our gut.
When I think of rhubarb, I often think of strawberries in some type of delicious dessert served with ice cream. Does that sound familiar? While rhubarb is often cooked with fruit to round out it’s tart flavour, it can also be served in a variety of savory dishes.
I love this simple recipe for strawberry rhubarb chia seed jam, made in minutes and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. I enjoy a little dollop of it on my oatmeal, yogurt or chia seed pudding. It can also be added to pancakes, crepes or french toasted or to top a frozen treat. Enjoy!
This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mom to a delicious stack of whole grain pancakes topped with an easy to make blueberry chia seed jam. Whether you are making brunch for your own mother or having brunch made for you, this recipe is easy enough for anyone to follow, including little ones eager to serve you brunch!