Homemade Fruit Snacks

 

Did you ever eat cubes of Jello to make your nails strong? I did on many occasions. And there are many benefits of eating gelatin: the proteins in gelatin really do help strengthen your nails; gelatin may help keep your joints strong; and it may help your hair grow strong and long.

This article, on The Coconut Mama, includes 25 recipes for fruit snacks using gelatin. They all look good – but some of them look really delicious! A healthy way to get fruit and gelatin into the kids (and adults!)

Like most kids, my children love fruit snacks!

I usually make a batch of homemade fruit snacks once or twice a month so I have healthy snacks on hand. What I like most about making homemade fruit snacks is my kids really enjoy making them with me and it’s a great way to get gelatin into their diet.

You may think it’s weird that I consider gelatin a “healthy” food. It is an animal by-product, made from the bones, skin and cartilage of animals. Sounds kind of gross, I get it! But before you disregard gelatin you should consider how it may be the superfood you need in your diet!

Read on for some of the benefits of gelatin…

 

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