Many fussy eaters enjoy jam.
If a child likes jam, making our own can be a great way to cut down on sugar and add in fresh fruit.
If a child is not eating jam yet, making some can be a good way to create interest.
Often wins with fussy eaters revolves around ‘marketing’. Jam may not be a favourite but berry sauce for ice cream may!
I love this recipe as it’s lightening quick and simple – perfect even for littlies. It’s also chock full of fruit.
225g frozen fruit (I used berries*)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 hpd dst spoon honey
¾ tbs chia seeds (I ground in my spice grinder first)
Put all the ingredients in a small pan and simmer for 5 mins
Blitz to puree
Allow 10 mins to thicken
Use as jam or a sauce for pancakes, ice cream etc.
*I would recommend strawberries rather than blackberries or a mix as seeds can give the jam a ‘gritty’ texture. To have a totally seed-free jam you either need to sieve or cut off the outer edges of the frozen strawberries.
I experimented with tinned peaches today (no seeds). It was an epic fail.
😉 Still thinking of a better way to do this! I may try other frozen fruits tomorrow.
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/