3 cups of juice (not from concentrate)
1 cup of water
3 tbs Gelatin
- Mix the juice and water together. Pour one cup of the juice mixture into a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin. Let it sit and form a solid texture
- Heat the remaining 3 cups of juice mixture on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes
- Whisk the heated mixture into the gelatin then pour into a glass or ceramic baking dish
- Let it set in the fridge for 2 hours
Being in control of what goes into your child’s body is so important these days. There are small changes that we can make to our food approach to give us more control. Preparing homemade and healthy snacks is a good starting point. Little tykes typically need three meals and two snacks a day. It’s important to remember that snacks should be small meals – not junk – but finding healthy, balanced snacks that isn’t fruit is really difficult. Preparing homemade jello, using grass fed gelatin, is a winning 5 minutes of your time.
There are many myths about gelatin associated with store bought Jell-o. I can’t say for sure how true they are, but I can say that store bought Jell-o is very low on the list of natural, healthy snacks for kids. However, jello made with gelatin, sourced from grass fed cows, using quality fruit juice is a wonderfully nutritious snack or dessert for your child. I will blog about gelatin and its benefits soon, but for now just know these basic facts: gelatin is a pure protein, so mixing it with fruit juice will help to balance blood sugar, preventing your tiny human from having sugar tantrums. AND, here’s a big selling point, gelatin contains an amino acid called glycine which is well known for its calming and sleep promoting properties, so maybe serving up this Mellow Jello might have a positive outcome for your toddlers sleeping patterns!
Try these flavors: grape, cherry, orange & mango, strawberry & pineapple, apple