What kid doesn’t love fruit snacks? I know I have a three year old who definitely loves the little packet of fruit snacks. A year or so ago as we started to eliminate processed foods we knew that this was one thing that had to go. Now, of course, he still has them for a treat every now and then but we don’t buy them at home. The store bought ones are often full of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. I recently came across this recipe for homemade fruit snacks and I knew I needed to give it a try. They were so easy to make I will definitely make them again in the future. You can use any kind of berries so there are so many ways to change them up. Jackson loved them and couldn’t get enough. I portioned them out in little bags so that he could have them as a treat. I can’t wait to hear what you think of when you try them. I was unable to find the grass-fed gelatin like requested in the original recipe. So they could be even better for you if you can find it.
What are some processed snacks your kids love but aren’t the best for them? I would love to try to find healthy ways to make these snacks at home.
Recipe adapted from Thank Your Body.