Strawberry Jam

This homemade strawberry jam uses minimal ingredients that are affordable and contains less sugar than store-bought alternatives. You can use spread it on toast, use it in a sandwich, or however you choose to enjoy jam! 




Health Benefit:

Strawberries and lemons contain vitamin C for immune health and are low in sugar. Chia seeds contain healthy fats for heart health. 

  • Saucepan

  • Potato masher or large fork

  • 1, ¾ cup of strawberries, washed, cut, and quartered
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup (optional)

You can add spices like cinnamon, clove, or nutmeg. You can also use a sugar alternative in place of maple syrup or omit completely.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add strawberries to a saucepan with water

Step 2

Place lid on saucepan and bring to a boil

Step 3

Reduce to a simmer, cook for about 15 minutes

Step 4

Add lemon juice; Mash strawberries and cook on low for an additional 30 minutes, stirring regularly  

Step 5

Allow to cool and taste; If needed add 1 TBSP maple syrup or sweetener of choice; Store in a glass jar in the fridge