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Homemade strawberry jam in a jar
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Paleo Homemade Strawberry Jam

Paleo Homemade Strawberry Jam is a delicious spread that's perfect on toast or for PB&J. It's made with fresh strawberries, honey, chia seeds and lemon juice. Even though there's no sugar, it's completely delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 24 kcal
Author Lise Ode


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, cut in half (use really sweet strawberries, if possible)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or more, if desired)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. Place the strawberries in a large pot. Add honey, lemon zest and lemon juice and heat over medium high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until mixtures thickens. This should take about 10-20 minutes. You don't want it too thick. Use a potato masher to mash up the strawberries slightly.

  3. Taste to check if the jam is sweet enough. Be careful not to burn your tongue. Add more honey, if desired, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired sweetness.

  4. Remove from heat. Stir in the chia seeds.

  5. Let cool and then pour into clean jars. I used 4 small (8 ounce) canning jars. Store jam in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It also freezes well.

  6. Note: If you would like to preserve the jam for a longer shelf life, you will need to sterilize the jars. I'm not an expert at this, but I found this article with information on sterilizing jars for canning: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/photos/how-to-preserve

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Homemade Strawberry Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.