i think every kid loves snack
Fruit snacks, goldfish, whatever it is, I know I always have something in my car. But the challenge, for me at least, comes in finding things that are easy to grab and take, but are also fairly healthy. Don't get me wrong, I know my kiddo would live off of goldfish alone if I would let her, but that's not happening. Luckily for me, my family loves fruit so when fresh berries are in season I get to work.
Because i've learned
There's tons of things you can with some fresh fruit, even just freezing it and saving it for smoothies. Regardless, it's going to get used in our house, and if we're using it for snacks, the easier the snack is to take with us on the go, the better.
which led me
To wanting to figure out how to make my own fruit roll ups. I know you remember those from when you were a kid. Unrolling those little suckers in your lunch, seeing the design that came out on the roll up. Delicious and fun because they were stretchy, it was an easy option to take to school because it didn't require refrigeration.
so i won't lie
These do take some planning because the cook time feels like forever. But it's worth it. I've learned that I need to prep it in the morning so I can throw it in the oven when we get home from our morning activities and then it has all afternoon to cook. Since the kiddo still takes naps, I know we're going to be home for awhile anyways the majority of it ends up cooking while the kiddo is resting, and then I just need to plan accordingly to be around for the remainder of the day.
Fruit Roll Ups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
3 cups of strawberries
2 cups of blueberries
2 tblsp raw honey
Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees and line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Wash all of your fruit, put it in your blender with the honey and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture onto the cookie sheet, spreading evenly, pushing out to the edges of the cookie sheet and bake for 6 hours. Once it's done baking, roll up the parchment paper and cut into inch long sections. Allow it to cool and store in ziplock baggies for easy snacks! Enjoy!
** If you pull the roll ups out of the oven, and the fruit dries up before you can cut it, moisten it with a damp paper towel and then roll up and cut!