At first glance, when I saw the title of this post, “Gut Healing Gummy Snacks”, I quickly rolled my eyes and thought of it as just another one of the many gimmicks out there selling sugar (and chemical) coated supplements to kids. Then I noticed it was coming from Bill Staley and Hayley Mason of The Food Lovers Kitchen and realized that it needed a second look. I don’t know if I’d classify this as a supplement, but it’s almost certainly a far healthier option than most supplements marketed to kids.
Gummy snacks made out of gelatin (from bone broth) and blueberries — that’s simply an ingenious idea and such a great way to get kids (and a lot of grown-ups I know) to eat something healthy. I have three kids of my own (ages 16, 12, and 10), all who have quite the sweet tooth and I find myself in the never ending battle of getting them to eat healthy snacks as opposed to the cookies, candy, and soda that they have access to at friends houses and even worse, at school. You can be sure I’ll be making a batch of these over the weekend and slip them into the lunch boxes next week and see how they go. I might even try these little mini cookie cutters that I found recently, to make them even more kid friendly. I’ll let you know how it works out. Thanks Bill and Hayley for such a great idea.
Excerpt from recipe author:
Those of you following a Paleo/Primal/and especially Weston A. Price type diet should know that broth made from the bones of pastured animals (not CAFO animals) is a superfood. A gut healing food that improves digestion (the gateway to total wellness, and being free of disease), promotes healthy joints, supple skin, and thick, gorgeous hair and and nails. Most of you making broths at home know that when you refrigerate your broth and it comes out looking like a giant jello jiggler, this is the time to brag about it to all your friends on Facebook, and maybe even call your mom or best friend. Some of you have even experienced that feeling of having to hold back tears when your broth doesn’t gel. I know it’s a sad thing, but it happens….**pro tip** Just use chicken feet, and your broth will always be impressive.