Homemade strawberry jam without loads of sugar, steamy pots and sterilizing jars? Yes you can. Ripe strawberries are deliciously sweet on their own; a few tablespoons of coconut sugar add a rich, caramelized flavor in this easy DIY recipe. Chia seeds are not only fiber- and protein-rich, they also turn into gel when moistened, so they set this jam without packets of pectin.

We serve the jam on whole-grain sourdough toast with a smear of cinnamon and vanilla-scented cashew butter, another easy DIY spread that comes together in seconds.