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Homemade Strawberry Apple Gummy Fruit Snacks

 

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Hippy New Year! With another year behind us and a whole year of guest posting under my belt, I am really starting to feel like this place here is my second home! Thanks so much for reading all of my guest posts over here throughout 2013! I figured that my first post of the new year should be about something healthy and delicious. What is more fun than healthy and delicious homemade gummy fruit snacks?

With my efforts to get more nutrients into Syfy’s diet, I have decided to try my hand at making different yummy kids foods with a healthy twist. Lately, Syfy has been super picky about putting anything green into his mouth. He has become so picky that if it’s outside his already known loved foods (i.e. meat, cheese, and fruit), then he most likely won’t eat it. I am not even sure how this happened. I made all of his baby food as a baby and he LOVED everything that I would give him. As soon as he turned 3 (and now this year at 4), I started learning that there will be a dance to every single meal. This dance consists of trying to keep him at the table AND getting him to eat something off of his plate for any of the meals for the day.

These gummy fruit snacks were created out of necessity of hidden nutrition. I have started trying things like smoothies with hidden veggies and hemp protein powder, and yummy tasting snacks such as these Strawberry Apple Gummy Fruit Snacks.

Gelatin is a healthy source of collagen

Most people these days are not getting as much gelatin as our ancestors used to because we no longer eat all of the parts of the animals. The type of protein that is provided by gelatin is full of amino acids that are REALLY great for your hair, skin, and nails; not to mention digestive health. The collagen that is readily available in gelatin (I prefer grass fed gelatin) can also be found in bone broths as well, but I prefer sweet treats when given the choice!

Homemade Strawberry Apple Gummy Fruit Snacks
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh apple juice (or some other such freshly made juice)
  2. 1/2 cup strawberries, pureed (or other fruit puree, even applesauce or puree'd frozen berries)
  3. 1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey
  4. 1/4 cup grass fed gelatin ( I use Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin)
  5. fun silicon molds (I like the Gummy Bears, Dinosaurs, Hearts, and Stars)
Instructions
    1. Combine the apple juice and strawberry puree in a small saucepan and heat over low heat. When the mixture has reached a WARM (but not boiling) state, whisk in honey until melted.
    2. When the honey is melted, whisk in the gelatin until it is dissolved completely.
    3. Pour into molds and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    4. Enjoy! These will keep in your fridge for 2 weeks! They are more the consistency of gummie snacks and are able to go in baggies in your kids lunches!
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What are you favorite healthy kid-friendly snacks?

Christina Anthis is The Hippy Homemaker. She is 29 years old and the mother of one miraculous three year old boy, Silas Thor (also known as Syfy). After going through many health problems and surgeries, Christina had nowhere else to turn but to a \\\\”hippier\\\\” lifestyle, in hopes of finding the answer. She did her research, read a lot of books, and taught herself the basics to change her family over to a greener lifestyle. A couple months after making the switch, and getting rid of all of the chemicals in her cleaning supplies and beauty products, she noticed that the nerve pains that she used to suffer from constantly, had diminished so much so, that she was actually living and enjoying life the way that she used to.

When Christina made the choice to try a vegetarian diet, her husband Andy (whom she affectionately calls \\\\”The Hippy Husband\\\\”), jumped on board with her, to support the healthier lifestyle she was trying to forge for their family. A few months of eating without meat brought the most surprising side effect of all; Christina\\\\\’s narcolepsy was completely gone, and she was able to function Aderall free.

Always one to care for people, animals, and our Mother Earth; Christina has found her calling by writing for her blog, The Hippy Homemaker. On The Hippy Homemaker, she shares her journey to a healthier and more conscious lifestyle for her family, through vegan and vegetarian recipes, healthier and greener ways to clean, non-toxic beauty products that you can make in your own home, and non-toxic cheaper DIY kids crafts.

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Comments

  1. Its awesome and yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing information.

  2. I love making gummy snacks for my girls, but haven’t tried apple strawberry yet. Sounds yummy!

  3. My kids love gummies but it’s so hard to find healthy ones at a good price! I should try making these ones..

  4. My youngest son (4 yo) loves gummy snacks. It will be so cool to make some with him. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Never in a million years would I have thought you could make gummy snacks. I guess I really never thought about it! This also gave me inspiration to do a apple-strawberry homemade baby food combo. One day I will try the snacks!

  6. These sound wonderful!!

  7. Hey Adrienne, I love this! I hate buying those bad for you fruit snacks and know my little darling would love to make these with me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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