Making things homemade may seem like a lot of work. But if you stick to the mentality that less is more you can make big portions of homemade things such as dressings, sauces, or jams in very little time that can be used multiple times.
Using less as more makes things a little more healthy when using whole natural flavourful ingredients. For example dressing a salad with a little olive oil and vinegar = delicious.
If you start reading labels at the store of what actually goes into a lot of these non perishable items, it’s a lot. This is for the fact too that these items have to have a certain shelf life so things are put in to preserve and bulk make these items.
So yes normal non perishable items made homemade aren’t going to last as long but they’re going to be healthier for you and really don’t take much time at all.
This jam recipe took me five minutes total to assemble and cook. It did have to sit and simmer but that’s the easy part! My homemade jam only lasts about a month in the fridge because there are no preservatives in it BUT the good news is it freezes well! So whatever you don’t think you will use in a month can go into the freezer. When your ready for more just let thaw and place in a jar it should be good for another month.
Because this jam is so dang delicious I doubt it’s going to last me long but it will take me no time at all to whip up another batch if needed.
For this jam you can use ANY frozen fruit therefore making it any flavour you like. Here I used strawberry! I use a little agave or honey plus some stevia as well for sweetness you can omit the agave and it would be totally fine for a little extra calorie cut. Chia seeds are used to thicken the jam and also provide some added fibre!
Because it’s close to Christmas time this jam would be a great filler for delicious jam jam cookies but must be kept in the refrigerator.
Approximate cals per tbsp:
20 cals, Carbs 4g, Fat 0.6g, Protein 0.7g
1 package of any frozen fruit
6 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp agave or honey
1 tbsp granulated stevia
On medium high heat in a pot place frozen fruit and continuously stir until fruit becomes mushy and melty. Once all thawed mash with masher. Stir in sweetener then stir in chia seeds. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Stir then let jam sit and cool fully. Pour into a mason jar and keep in refrigerator. Freeze portion you may not use in the next month!
Enjoy yo jelly!!