Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I often find miscellaneous empty food packets in miss E's lunch box, when questioned the answer is always the same, she's bought them home so I know what to buy for her school lunch.Hmm can't knock a girl for trying. It's just I really don't want to buy those reconstituted fruit gummy things that I'm assured "everybody" has except her.They seem more like a party treat, than an everyday in the lunchbox type food (if you could even call them a "food"), not to mention the price and excess packaging right?
So when I saw this recipe I thought maybe I had the answer. A fruit gummy with no added sugars (just a wee bit of honey), just a few ingredients and homemade, not supplied in excess packaging! As a bonus I had everything I needed to try it. It makes a surprising amount of wee gummy things and they smell like a warm summer's day in the berry patch! I used a mixture of frozen raspberries and strawberries left over from our summer harvest. The texture is a bit firmer than I'd like (that doesn't seem to worry the children though!) so next time I'll try making it with less gelatine. It's definitely a winner recipe and I'll have to hide the rest of them in the fridge as they are disappearing fast.
You can find the recipe for healthy fruit snacks here. Let me know if you try it!