3 December, 2012
Fruit Leather RecipesPosted in : Healthy Recipes on by : kas10900 Tags: dried fruit snacks, fruit leather, fruit leather recipes, healthy recipes, healthy snack, organic fruit rollups
Fruit Leather is a nutritious food that very good for you because it is made from produce that can be dried seasonally. There are lots of different kinds you can choose to make it. Fresh strawberries and blueberries in season and grapes, apples and bananas year round are great to use. Other like apricots, kiwi and pears are delightful. With so many choices it’s easy prepare the only trouble you’ll have is deciding which recipes you like best.
Making rollups at home is more cost effective that buying it but there are great organic choices out there. When you make it yourself you get to pick exactly what kind it’s going to be and what’s in it. With so many other processed foods available, it is a tasty and sweet alternative that is beneficial too. Your children will have fun making it with you and enjoy eating it too.
There are so many different varieties and combinations of ingredients you can try to make nutritious treats. These recipes will give you lots of ideas on the different types you can try. From exotic ones to everyday apples and bananas there is a tasty treat for just about every palette.
Easy Fruit Leather Recipe
Here is an easy recipe for strawberry fruit leather that is fun to make and disappears fast.
3 cups of strawberries (hulled and washed – preferably organic)
1 tablespoon of organic honey
Place the strawberries and honey in a blender or vitamix and blend until it has a smooth consistency.
Spread out on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat non-stick baking sheet or wax paper liner.
Make sure strawberry mixture is on the paper in a thin even coat.
Bake at 250 degrees for two to three hours or until leather is dry and not too sticky.
After it cools completely, cut into strips and it’s ready to eat.
Pop these in the kids lunches or in the pantry for an after school treat. You may have to hide them to save some for yourself.
Organic Fruit Rollups
Making Fruit Leather
Kids Fruit Snacks Bars
Thinking up great snacks to give to kids is a challenge. When they come home from school they are usually hungry and foraging for something to eat. Offering them a fresh piece of produce is a great choice but sometimes kids want something that doesn’t seem so healthy and a sweet treat that they can help make just might do the trick.
You will need to supervise for smaller children if you are getting out the blender but they can help with the dehydrating and picking of the ingredients for the recipes that you use. You can whip up a batch in no time and have some on hand for later.
Dried Fruit and Nut Snacks
Health Benefits of Dried Fruit
Fruits and vegetables are a wonderful addition to your meals. Eating them raw or dried are easy ways to add more vitamins and fiber. They are sweet and tasty and when dried can last for several weeks instead of days.
Apples have Vitamin C that aids immune function. Berries have antioxidants that also help fight free radicals that increase the signs of aging. Eating them raw helps protect these essential nutrients and drying at low temperatures can preserve these as well.
The fiber from these foods helps keep the body’s digestive system moving along and clears away toxins and aids in elimination. This reduces bloating and helps with maintaining an attractive figure.
Whether it’s fresh or dried, these snacks are a nice and tasty alternative to other processed foods and sweets. When you learn how to make your own it is a cost effective way to add nutritious foods into your life.
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