I started reading http://thislunchrox.com/ for healthy and creative lunch ideas for Rowan’s “bag” lunch a few weeks ago. I am addicted to it. This woman really knows how to make lunch fun. You definitely need to check it out if you have kiddos in school.
I was reading one of her posts and it included a recipe from http://mariahealth.blogspot.com on how to make your own fruit roll-ups. Interesting idea…I thought I would give it a whirl.
You can find the recipe here—> http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2010/06/fruit-roll-up.html OR just see my modified version below.
Strawberry/orange fruit roll-up~
4 cups whole strawberries
1/2 cup water
(Maria’s recipe calls for 4 T of Just like sugar. I didn’t use any “sugar” in mine…didn’t need it. I would think a little honey would work well though too.)
*I will whole-heartedly admit that my first batch was a flop. The second time around 1 1/2 of the cookie sheets turned out. I have not found the perfect pan size yet, but I will keep trying. Next time I am gonna experiment with parchment paper too.
These are actually healthy for your kids. I prefer the taste too 🙂 The “real” fruit roll-ups are terrible for them. You may be surprised to see what’s on this list of NINE foods to AVOID giving to your children. Check this out—>