Making strawberry jam is easy with chia seeds instead of pectin plus no refined sugar for a healthy strawberry jam anyone can make.
Pin Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds here.
Formerly, I was scared to death about the thought of making my own jam, although I was also longing to do it. The thought of using pectin and then canning the jam just seemed too much for me. Then I saw recipes for strawberry jam made with chia seeds. Instantly my fear of pectin was wiped away. I did not have to use it. Second my love of mason jars was helping to alleviate my fear of canning. Additionally, there are so many Youtube videos that will walk you through the process.
As soon as I actually tried to make my own strawberry jam with chia seeds, I realized how ridiculous my fears where. I quickly realized how easy the jam is to make. Really, anyone can make strawberry jam using chia seeds. In fact, I would almost say it is foolproof. The best part was that I controlled the sugar content. Actually I used agave instead of sugar, no refined sugar in this recipe. You will find this is not a sweet jam. If you would like more sweetness, add another tablespoon of agave.
This recipe makes enough for one jar of jam so there is no need to can it at all. However, feel free to double and triple the recipe. Then you can can it to enjoy throughout the year. Check out Youtube for videos that walk you through the process of preserving the jam by canning it. Otherwise, enjoy this delicious homemade strawberry jam on toast or use it in my next delicious recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Pie. I am sure you are going to love it.
To be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Strawberry Cheesecake Pie, subscribe by email below now. You won’t want to miss another recipe again.
Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds
- 1 pt strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 tbsp agave
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
Place strawberries and agave in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Cook until strawberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
Mash strawberries then cook for another 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
Stir in chia seeds and let sit for 5 minutes.
Pour into air-tight containers.
Serving size: 2 tbsp.
I calculated 1 Weight Watcher Smartpoint.
Also find Food Done Light videos on You tube.
Happy Healthy Eating,
Food Done Light is on a mission to keep passion for food but find ways to fit it into a healthy life and hopefully, along the way, change eating habits for good. Healthy living one bite at a time is our motto. You will find heart healthy recipes with Weight Watcher points, and most of all the recipes are delicious. Just ask the Food Done Light family which includes my husband, 9-year-old daughter, Lucy, our 7 yr old Golden Retriever, and Stella, our 12-year-old cat. Find Food Done Light on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.