Sooo I’ve been super obsessed with my Cherry Chia Jam over the past few days. So obsessed that I have been eating it plain as a Jell-o-ish snack after my workout, on my toast, and now in a parfait! Since my one serving of fruit (1 cup of cherries), and one serving of plant based fat (1 Tbsp of chia seeds) have been taken care of, all I needed to complete my breakfast was a serving of whole-grain and protein, so I opted for some oats and plain Greek yogurt! I enjoyed the flavor combination of ripe cherries & tart Greek yogurt and the chewy texture of the oats. It was both refreshing and filling and just what I needed on this hot day! I will definitely be making this more often! Maybe with some mango Chia Jam? I’m sure that will be happening sometime soon!

As I was in the checkout line at Sprout’s Farmers Market the other day, a woman behind me was trying to convince her friend to buy chia seeds and I could’t help but eavesdrop and awkwardly join their conversation with some chia recipes haha She told me that she puts chia seeds in her tea as a tapioca/boba substitute! GENIUS! So happy I talk to strangers in grocery store lines! I need to try that!

I just love those little seeds! Aren’t they so much fun?

Cherry Chia Parfait

Serves 1

1 cup Cherry Chia Jam
1/4 cup rolled oats
6oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Prepare the Cherry Chia Jam to original instructions and refrigerate for at least one hour before adding to the parfait. In a glass jar or cup, layer half of the yogurt along the bottom, followed by half of the oats, and half of the Cherry Chia Jam. Repeat until all of your ingredients have been layered in the jar. Enjoy cold.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: cherries (from jam)
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
Plant Based Fat: chia seeds (from jam)

16 Comments on Cherry Chia Parfait

  1. Erica @
    July 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm (12 years ago)

    I just bought my first bag of chai this week and I have been using them in *everything* – can’t wait to try this!

    • Catherine
      July 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm (12 years ago)

      I love it! They are so versatile! xo

  2. Chelsea
    July 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm (12 years ago)

    Thank you so much for your website! You have inspired me to eat healthier and really get my life on track with what I put in my body. Keep all the wonderful recipes and advice coming. Would love to see some more dinner ideas 🙂 Thanks again!

    • Catherine
      July 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Chelsea! I definitely need to get some more dinner recipes up! Thank you so much for reading my blog! xo

  3. Emily
    July 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm (12 years ago)

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of chia seeds or jam! What exactly are chia seeds? I’m interested to try them now…I love boba teas and would love a healthy substitute!

    Btw, I started your 5 day cleanse plan today, and I sent a picture of my dinner to my boyfriend. He responded with “do you have rabbits living with you now?” I told him no, but I am going to be a bunny! 🙂

    • Catherine
      July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm (12 years ago)

      HAHAHA Omg Emily your boyfriend’s response is hilarious! My boyfriend has always called my meals rabbit food since we met! I’m so happy you found my blog and are starting the cleanse! Remember it’s only 5 days, you can do it! Chia seeds are very small like sesame seeds, but once they are immersed in liquid, they swell 9x their size and become gel-like! They don’t have a distinct flavor making them an easy way to get extra omega-3s in your diet 🙂 xo

  4. cam
    July 20, 2012 at 12:17 am (12 years ago)

    How come you never post photos of yourself? In your bio it says you like to pair up food with your clothing but I havent seen a single photo of food and your clothes!

    • Catherine
      July 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Cam! Two of my favorite things are fashion and food and while I love combining the two, I haven’t had time to do any fashion posts yet! Hopefully soon 🙂

  5. Jentry Nielsen
    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 am (12 years ago)

    This sounds so delicious!!! Anad so easy to make, I think I could actually handle this one! ha Love how you mixed all the different food groups in there, love when a snack/meal has a great balance! 🙂
    Can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!!

    • Catherine
      July 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks Jentry! This one is really easy to make 🙂

  6. Aja
    July 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm (12 years ago)

    I made a raspberry version of this yesterday (posted a pic via instagram with the rffmbt hashtag) and it was wonderful! I just whipped up batches of strawberry and red grape chia jam to try as well! all of your ideas are so innovative, thanks for helping add variety to my healthy eating habits 😀

    • Catherine
      July 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm (12 years ago)

      That’s awesome Aja! I need to try making some jam with red grapes! xo

  7. Selina
    August 30, 2012 at 8:37 am (12 years ago)

    I love this recipe but am not a huge fan of having my yogurt without granola. However, I know that a lot of granola has a lot of added sugar. Is there a brand that you recommend or maybe a recipe so I can make my own?

    Thanks! Love the blog!

  8. Elle
    October 24, 2012 at 6:02 am (12 years ago)

    This looks yum 🙂 do you leave it overnight in the fridge for the oats, or is it fine to eat straight away? (I just have never ate oats without soaking or cooking so wasn’t sure!) Thanks 🙂

  9. Sarah
    February 14, 2013 at 6:42 am (11 years ago)

    Can you recommend a good place to look for Chia seeds? I’ve tried Walmart with no luck and no luck at Albertsons. My area doesn’t have much of anything that isn’t a national chain store. I need to start eating healthier for my 1 month old. I know she is getting all of her nutrients via breast milk, but I need some good nutrients, too!

  10. Liz
    February 22, 2013 at 5:42 am (11 years ago)

    Do you prepare the rolled oats or eat them raw? Are there benefits to either way? Please respond soon, I just started your wonderful lifestyle and grocery shopped yesterday and today I’m prepping everything for next week. You’re a huge inspiration, even to me, a picky eater trying to become organic and healthy.


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