This is my first kid food post! I don’t really do strict low carb for the kids…they eat what we eat but sometimes they get ice cream or mac n cheese or PB&J etc. I took my kids to our pediatrician and asked. What I got from it was, carbs help a child’s growth…of course this doesn’t mean feed them ice cream every day….just keep them healthy. My son is a little overweight so I was told I could cut back a little bit with him, and I did. I basically just took away soda and he can only have sweets on Fridays…he lost 12 lbs. So that takes care of that! He still is a big kid though, but that is just how he is built. I swear he needs to play football…he doesn’t want to…but maybe I can eventually talk him into it! My daughter, on the other hand, is under weight and eats like a man…her metabolism must come from someone else because it isn’t me lol.
Anyway, I decided to make little gelatin fruit snacks in the ice cube tray. They aren’t like the Sponge Bob ones at the store loaded with sugar and other processed stuff, but the kids like them and they are much healthier. I was thinking about posting all my special kid stuff on here. I made them some zucchini pumpkin mini muffins once using banana and honey for sweetness and a mix of different nut flours. They loved those. Maybe I will do them next…
3 cups strawberries, tops removed and cut in half
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2-1/2 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup gelatin
In a small pot, add the strawberries, lemon juice, orange juice and honey. Cook for about 3 minutes until the liquid starts to boil, then add the gelatin.
Stir the mix for an additional 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and pour into candy molds…or ice cube trays. I couldn’t find tiny candy molds so I just used what I had. I ended up cutting them in half after I took the picture because my daughter wanted to eat them all lol.
Place the trays in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
To remove the gelatin snacks from the mold just run a toothpick around the edges, and carefully lift from the bottom. They should start to pop out after that.
Recipe fills 2 ice cube trays
Serving size: 4 snacks
Servings for entire recipe: 7
This is my daughter with the bowl of fruit snacks. She was trying to eat them all before her brother came in from playing outside lol.