Homemade Vitamin Gummies
As a parent, one of your greatest concerns is whether or not your child is healthy. This is especially true when you’re dealing with a picky eater who believes anything nutritious must be poisonous. When your little one only wants to eat things like chicken nuggets, you find yourself trying to figure out whether he or she is getting enough vitamins and minerals. Usually this ends with you pleading with them to please, just please eat one piece of healthy food or trying to bribe them with character shaped vitamins. In my experience, neither scenario ends particularly well.
As we approach cold and flu season, your child’s nutritional intake becomes even more important. If you’ve struggled in the past to get your child to eat nutritional supplements or take vitamins, consider making homemade vitamin gummies. These homemade vitamin gummies are sure to be not only tolerated by your child but possibly (dare I say it) requested.
For one, they taste good. These homemade vitamin gummies are not chalky and bitter like many vitamins. A mixture of organic juice, honey, vanilla, and salt mixed with gelatin makes them a chewy gummy that is sweet and a bit tart. Almost like candy.
Another reason your child may actually ask for these vitamin gummies is because he or she helped to make them. Involving your child in the process (ex. letting him or her cut the vitamins into fun shapes with a cookie cutter) may actually make him or her want to eat the finished product.
Bonus: These homemade vitamin gummies are pretty easy to make and perfectly fine for adults to indulge in as well. So go ahead, get “baking” and boost the immune system of your entire family.
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INGREDIENTS FOR VITAMIN GUMMIES
DIRECTIONS FOR VITAMIN GUMMIES
1. Pour the cold orange juice into a small saucepan and add the gelatin powder. Heat the juice on low until heated through.
2. Add the honey, vitamin C powder, orange extract, vanilla, and salt. Stir and continue to heat through until the entire mixture is liquid.
3. While the mixture is heating, line a 9×9 baking dish with foil (foil is optional but clean up is a breeze) and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
4. Remove the orange juice mixture from the heat and pour into the baking dish.
5. Place the baking dish in the fridge for several hours allowing the vitamins to set.
6. Once the vitamins have set, cut them into small pieces using a sharp pairing knife or into fun shapes using tiny cookie cutters.
7. Store them in the fridge. I noticed mine got kind of soggy when I left them out on the counter.
Do you know of other recipes for vitamin gummies or “health” products for kids? If so, share them in the comments.