Join me while I document my journey to a sugar free life in a world that worships sugar! I’ll share all the recipes that help me get over this addiction without feeling like I’m missing out
For the past three weeks, I have sworn off processed sugars completely. Considering the magnitude of the sweet tooth cravings I’ve had for several months, this was no mean feat!
For the most part, those cravings are dwindling and the benefits of this change far outweigh the foods I’m missing out on.
There are some things, however, that a girl just NEEDS in her life. Freezer jam, for instance. It’s a staple in our home, and we were clean out. A few flats of strawberries demanded to be made into jam, and of course I had to comply! 😬
Sugar-Free, Four Ingredient Freezer Jam
1 lb fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 cup whole pitted dates*
1 TB chia seeds
1 TB lemon juice
Soak dates in water for ten minutes while you prepare strawberries. Blend dates with a splash of water until they make a thick paste. Add strawberries, lemon juice, and chia seeds. Blend until well mixed. If you prefer a chunky jam, mash a few extra strawberries and mix into the jam by hand after blending.
Pour jam into freezer safe containers. May freeze for up to one year or refrigerate for one week.
*A note about the dates: I buy dates from the bulk section of our grocery store they are pitted, but some pits are missed so it’s important to sort through them before you soak. This is a great way to let the kids help!
This jam is SO good, it tastes just like the sugar-laden stuff we all grew up on. It doesn’t keep quite as long in the refrigerator (hello, no preservatives!) so use smaller containers.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy fresh jam?