My kids love gummy snacks. So I made healthy homemade gummy snacks that are super easy, quick and fun to make. Seriously- my boys and I laughed so hard while squeezing the clementine juice. It was a bit messy (actually, it was very messy!) but they loved it and so did I. Eli wanted clementine flavor, but you can modify this to be any fruit flavor you like- you can either squeeze out the juice or puree the whole fruit into a liquid. And, by the way, these snacks aren't just great for kids, they are great for kids of all ages!
Gelatin is a naturally occurring protein- it promotes healthy skin, hair and nails, as well as joints and bones. And it's a great source of protein! (Just a note of caution though- there may be a healing reaction when first using collagen, so ease them into it- which means let them have 1 or 2 a day rather than eating the whole batch all at once. If you find their bellies can handle it just fine, you can let them eat more).
3 Organic Clementines
2 tablespoons Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin (the red kind)
1-2 tablespoons hot water
Peel and squeeze the clementines through a mesh strainer. Put the gelatin in a separate bowl and mix with hot water. Then pour the gelatin mix into the clementine juice and stir. Pour into Lego molds (or whatever molds you like) and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour. EAT & ENJOY!!!!