I discovered while eating out the other day that my 18 month old daughter likes Jello. There are not many things she will eat at the moment so I let her indulge. I decided to make some at home but when I read the ingredients I was less than impressed.
Strawberry Jello (Sugar, Gelatin, Adipic Acid (For Tartness), Contains Less Than 2% Of Artificial Flavor, Disodium Phosphate And Sodium Citrate (Control Acidity), Fumaric Acid (For Tartness), Red 40.)
I looked to Pinterest to help me find a healthier alternative to the artificial flavors and dyes. Sure, its still sugar, but my daughter and husband can enjoy it without me worrying about all the chemicals.
Here is the recipe:
1.5 Tbsp Beef Gelatin (I like this one)
1/4 cup hot (not boiling) water
1/4 cup cool water
3 cups favorite 100% Juice (preferably organic)
Honey if want it sweeter!
1. Mix gelatin in cool water until dissolved.
2. Add hot water (this activates the gelatin) and stir some more.
3. Mix in with juice (and honey if you are using any).
4. Pour into single serving jars or a tray (to make jigglers). Ice cube trays also work (although they are not easy to clean).
We have made this with watermelon juice and grape juice; both were a hit!
Written by: Sara Jane Weidner
Eating clean to us is eating real food, clean supplementation, and listening to your body.
We are taught at a young age to ignore the cues that our body is giving us. We may have been coaxed to eat everything on our plate. Infants are fed a bottle when they are upset. We may be forced to eat foods we do not like. These simple actions may affect your relationship with food.
Eating real food like meat, vegetables, and fruit. Choosing foods that at least resemble something from nature.
Clean supplements free from artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, and artificial preservatives. Artificial additives can disrupt our microbiome; killing our gut bacteria and cause imbalances that can lead to gut damage. Many preservatives used in supplements have the opposite effect in the human body; they act as free radicals.
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