Easy Homemade Jell-O Recipe – Bonus! It’s Healthy!
Did you know that jello is a healthy treat for kids and adults? Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s sugar-free (with no artificial sweeteners!) and made with healthy grass-fed gelatin and 100% fruit juice. Added bonus – it’s super easy to make!
When I was a kid, I loved eating pudding and jello for snack or dessert. I mean, what kid doesn’t love these fun, yummy, sweet treats? Of course, now that I’m a mom who tries to keep our snacks at home as real-food friendly and healthy as possible, I know that the boxed stuff my mom used to make was not exactly a nutritious snack. (Check out my homemade chocolate pudding and homemade vanilla pudding recipes.)
I’m sure you know by now that Jell-O is full of sugar and artificial flavors and colors. You don’t want to feed it to your children and you don’t want to eat it yourself. But, would you believe that gelatin is actually good for you?
That’s right. Gelatin from grass-feed animals is part of a nutritious, real food diet! It’s great as an anti-inflammatory and works wonders for skin, hair, nails and joints. And don’t forget how it helps heal the gut!
Find more information about the health benefits of gelatin.
I do give my children gelatin on a regular basis and I eat it myself, as often as possible. It’s one of the easiest snacks that I make these days! Try it and let me know how you like it!
Here’s the Recipe:
3 cups of organic fruit juice of choice (We like red grape and white grape best. Apple makes a mildly flavored gelatin and orange is good, but not translucent.)
3 TBS grass-fed gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
Heat juice to boiling
While waiting for juice to heat, dissolve gelatin 1/4 cup of water
Wisk gelled mixture into juice until melted
Pour into dish or mold of choice
Chill until set
I make homemade fruit snacks by adding more gelatin to the juice. I double the amount of gelatin and cut the final product into squares or into other shapes with a cookie cutter.
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