Simple Homemade Gummies
Having real food snacks on hand are a must for parents! Most of the time, my girls eat cut up vegetables and fruit for snack time, with the occasional treat of blueberry muffins or zucchini bread. But my favourite snack for on-the-go, especially to church, are these homemade gummies! Simple Homemade Gummies
- 1/2 cup of juice of any kind (I use freshly pressed juice--usually a combination of apple with carrot or beet)
- 1 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- optional: add a bit of honey to taste, if your kids like something a little sweeter
- Make juice
- Measure out juice into a small saucepan
- Sprinkle gelatin on top
- Turn burner to medium and stir in gelatin (and optional honey) for 2-3 minutes until it looks clear and smooth
- Pour mixture into a fun silicone mold (I use this one for cute little cubes) or a regular pan and you can cut into whichever shape you'd like after it sets
- Put in the fridge to set--for my mini cubes it only takes about 15 minutes, for a larger mold or pan it should be left for a couple hours
- Store in a container in the fridge
Try experimenting with different shapes & flavours to keep your kids excited about eating real food! And pat yourself on the back for providing them with a healthy snack that nourishes and heals their little bodies!
If you need some gelatin inspiration, Sylvie McCracken's ebook "The Gelatin Secret" contains 6 great recipes for gummies, plus recipes for puddings, custards, jello and more!
This post is part of Fight Back Friday on Food Renegade.