Now that my kids are getting older I’ve become more relaxed with the types of foods they eat. At home it’s always been organic real food all the way but it’s getting harder and harder to control their food intake when they go to a friend’s house, at the baseball field or when traveling to families homes. I can only teach them the importance of eating healthy, set a good example by eating healthy myself and hope they make good choices.
When we were at the shore over Memorial weekend my MIL had jello cups in the fridge. One thing I’ve never bought or made for them is jello. They asked if they could have some, of course I said yes. Didn’t want to upset Nana. The whole time I was thinking about all the nasty ingredients in that little 4oz cup of jello. Lots of preservatives, artificial colors and tons of unwanted sugar to make my boys bounce off the walls….NO THANK YOU!
Easy and healthy homemade jello made with real gelatin can be made in a snap, and now I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Not only is it super yummy but full of goodness. Gelatin is a superfood, which helps your body in so many ways. Some of benefits include the promotion of healthy skin, hair and nails. Helps tighten loose skin, improves digestion and helps builds muscle. Sign me up!! So I did a little research on the best type of gelatin to purchase and I was sold on Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin which is made from grass-fed cows.
Once you get the gelatin the rest is pretty easy. Remember to choose a juice that is organically made with little sugar and few ingredients. One of our new favorites is Santa Cruz Aqua Fresca which is gmo free, 100% organic and low in sugar.
The whole process took about 10 minutes and the hardest part was waiting for it to set so we could dig in. Homemade jello is a perfect after dinner treat or snack. You can put the jello in individual containers so the kids could easily grab a jello when they wanted, or put the mixture in a 9×9 pan and cut into squares.
- 3 cups real fruit juice
- 3 tablespoons grass fed gelatin
- 2 tablespoons honey
- In a saucepan add juice, gelatin and honey
- Turn on heat and stir
- Let gelatin dissolve but DO NOT BOIL
- Place in a 8x8 glass pan and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight until set.
- Cut into squares and serve.
What are some of your favorite healthy after school treats? To get more tasty ideas head over to my Pinterest page.