Keto Strawberry Jam

Oh the aroma in the kitchen when jam is being made, there is nothing like it!

Before going Keto I struggled to get my jam to set, I was forever buying Jamsetta but still didn’t have great success I never really got that “Goldilocks” consistency.

Chia Seeds are great thickeners

Knowing what I know now I think even if I wasn’t low carb I would still use Chia seeds to thicken my jam. They are champions at thickening puddings, stews, jams, gravies and just about anything else that needs thickening. If you want your jams to look smooth and silky you can blend Chia Seeds in a blender until they resemble a flour.

Use these little seeds to your advantage.

They’re a perfect companion for jams and I always get the right consistency with them.

Chia seeds don’t look out of place either when blended into the fruit they take on the role of looking like seeds from the berries!

Chia seeds are a super food

Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants.

They may improve risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, lead to better digestive health and increase blood levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Chia seeds are small, flat and oval-shaped, with a shiny and smooth texture. The color can range from white to brown or black.

Because of their relatively bland flavor, chia seeds can be added to pretty much everything. 

Here’s what you need

  • 500 grams fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons stevia Or xylitol (I used 1.5 of each)
  • 2 tablespoons white chia seeds


Wash the berries well, Hull them and if they are fairly big cut in half.

Cook the strawberries in a saucepan over medium heat until they begin to soften and release their natural juices, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the lemon juice and your stevia or sweetener of choice (to taste).

Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds.

Let sit until the jam begins to thicken.

Mash the fruit just a little if you love keeping the chunky bits or go the whole hog until smooth!

Many Uses

This jam is fantastic stirred, topped or mixed into any of your favourite sweet treats and desserts. I like it on my Savoury multi seeded dry biscuits, spread onto my two ingredient crepes with a dollop of cream. My husband who isn’t Keto yet lol loves the jam on his salada biscuits at work. Beautiful on my Keto friendly bread like the 90 second mug bread. Literally endless things you can do with this.

It sure does satisfy the sweet tooth and only 1 gram of carbs!

  • Store the jam in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer (if you can make it last that long without eating it all) for up to three months
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp.)
Calories 5
Total Carbohydrates 1g

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