DIY Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks

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We have been dealing with tooth decay with my youngest son for the past year. He’s never had juice in bottles or even a large amount of juice in his diet. When we transitioned from nursing he went to water with healthy food. I’ve read Cure Tooth Decay which is a great book on how to really deal with this problem head-on. Aside from the recommendations they make I’m implementing several other things that I know are good for our bones and teeth. One food that is very good for our bones is gelatin. I had an epiphany a while back about the massive amounts of gummy type candies that I craved when I was a kid. I’m sure my body craved them so much because of the gelatin in them (in the process I also got addicted to sugar but that’s another story). I noticed that out of all the treats we kept in the house that Annie’s Gummy Bunnies were the thing my son wanted the most. It got me thinking about his tooth decay and his craving of gummy snacks (the sugar contributing to the decay while the gelatin was trying to combat it). I minimized his intake until it was time to potty train and then I used them as a reward for him. Now that he’s potty trained I’ve taken them away completely but knew I needed to replace them with something, so I started searching for various recipes of homemade fruit snacks and after a lot of trial and error I finally came up with a combination that I was happy with and that my family loves…especially my boy.

In addition to teeth health gelatin can also provide the following health benefits:

  • Skin Health
  • Anti-Aging
  • Wrinkles
  • Hair and Nails
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cellulite
  • Liver Detox
  • Weight Loss
  • Digestion
  • Leaky Gut
  • Strong Bones
  • Arthritis Support
  • High Metabolism
  • Adrenals
  • Hormone Balance
  • Wound Repair
  • Allergies
  • Muscle Maintenance
  • Lowers Inflammation

This is a very easy recipe to make!

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DIY Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks
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These fruit snacks are a great replacement to the high sugar ones that can be found at the store. Even organic fruit snacks have a lot of sugar. Try these as an alternative!
Servings Prep Time
100 gummies 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
100 gummies 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
DIY Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks
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These fruit snacks are a great replacement to the high sugar ones that can be found at the store. Even organic fruit snacks have a lot of sugar. Try these as an alternative!
Servings Prep Time
100 gummies 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
100 gummies 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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Servings: gummies
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Instructions
  1. Put the frozen fruit in a blender with the juice and water and blend until it is a puree.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pan and heat on medium until boiling. Slowly add in the gelatin while stirring to help it not bunch into clumps. Add until the gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Add in the sugar or Stevia.
  4. Pour into silicone molds. See the link below for the ones I use. You can also pour into a glass pan and use a cookie cutter.
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Additional Resources for the Health Benefits of Gelatin:

www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/why-broth-is-beautiful-essential-roles-for-proline-glycine-and-gelatin

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12450897

wellnessmama.com/7419/gelatin-uses

Christy is the wife to 1, mother of 3, lover of health, wellness, the beach, and sunshine. She is passionate about living an inspired life and loves to inspire others to live life at their fullest. You can find her online educating others on how to live a more natural lifestyle, especially on how to use essential oils.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks”

  • Hi Christy,
    I love your post on the fruit Snacks and am so excited to do this myself. I was looking on amazon where you got your gelatin and noticed there were three different choices. I figured out that the green container is more for mixing into a drink (it doesn’t gel up). But do you know the difference between the red and the orange (the one you recommended)? Through some reading it sounded like the orange was from a pig and the red was from beef but then there was a lot of information that said that wasn’t true. Do you know?

    • My understanding is that the ones from Great Lakes are all Beef Gelatin. I think there isn’t a difference in the labeling color, it just looks different in the image. The only thing I noticed was different was the quantities that ship with it. Some are for a single can, others for 2, and some for 4. Hope that helps. 🙂

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