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Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks Recipe

I think some of the first words out of my son’s mouth were “fruit snacks!”  My son easily goes through a box of fruit snacks a week…. or more (don’t worry, I brush his teeth religiously).  He can’t get enough of them!  I decided to give homemade fruit snacks a whirl and he loved them!  I found a recipe using gelatin and thought they would come out a little bit like jello jigglers, but they are the texture of fruit snacks and don’t need to be refrigerated!  I used ice trays from the dollar store for my mold, but you can find jello molds at many dollar stores or WalMart.

 

Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 (3 oz) package gelatin, any flavor
2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/3 c. water

Directions:
Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Pour into molds and allow to set at least 20 minutes.

 

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75 Healthy Snacks 100 Calories or Less

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It’s that time of year again when we can no longer hide under our long pants and hoodies  (dang it!) The warm weather is here and so are the short sleeves and swim suits! I love summer time, and I am determined to eat a healthier so I can show off a little more leg! Ha Ha! (Not a lot of leg…. just from the knee down) :)

Anyways… my husband and I have decided that we were going to try hard and eat healthy snacks this summer for me and my whole family. I put together a list so I could get some ideas! This isn’t a list of pre packaged snacks… these are tried and true healthy snacks! Here’s to Healthy Eating!

75 Healthy Snacks 100 Calories or Less

1 cup of carrots and 2 Tablespoons of hummus

1/2 cup of 2% cottage cheese

2 Skinny Banana Cookies (recipe found here)

1 cup of strawberries

10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa

1/2 cup of orange juice

18 twist pretzels

Turkey Jerky (they make 100 calorie packs or just look at the serving sizes)

Go Go SqueeZ (these are my new favorite! My kids love them but I love them more!)

1/2 of a cantaloupe

1 Tablespoon of Peanuts and 2 Tablespoons of dried cranberries

Frozen Banana Popsicle 

1 cup of rasberries mixed with 1/2 cup of greek yogurt

1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries and blueberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice

1 egg white on top of whole wheat toast

Baked Zucchini Bites (1 serving)

1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic dressing

3/4 cup of lowfat chocolate milk

2 cups of cut watermelon

1 Baked Cinnamon Apple (Recipe found HERE)

Medium Cumber dipped in

10 Medium black Olives

2 Cuties (mandarin oranges)

1 cup of a Strawberry Sunrise Slush

2 medium plums (still only reaches 70 calories)

1 cup of raw broccoli and 2 Tablespoons of fat free ranch

Strawberry Salsa with 15 Pita Chips

1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter and 2 Stalks of Celery

1/8 cup of sunflower seeds

2 Deviled Eggs (my favorite: Easy Deviled Eggs) – 1 deviled egg equals 1/2 of a real egg

1 banana (or 1/2 banana with 1/2 Tablespoon of peanut butter)

2 medium kiwis

100 calorie pack of Smart Pop Popcorn

Del Monte Fruit Naturals Fruit Cups – one of my favorites is the Red Grapefruit

1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons fat free whipped topping

Turkey Wrap: Spread 2 teaspoons of honey mustard on 3 thin slices of turkey; top with 1/4 cup sliced apple and wrap in lettuce

Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps

1/4 cup of dried Apricots (I love these!)

Lettuce wrap (two slices of baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf)

15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.

2 oz of broiled salmon with 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar

A 4 inch dill pickle (it only has 10 calories but a bit of sodium… so one pickle is good)

1 large apple, raw

2 Servings of our Homemade Apple Sauce

An orange (it only has about 45 calories so you can even have two!)

3/4 cup of sweet red cherries

1 small whole wheat tortilla with 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons of salsa

Hot Spinach Dip (watch the serving size!)

Halve a hardboiled egg, remove yolk, and stuff the empty space with 2 tablespoons guacamole (avocado, lime, cilantro and salt)

25 pistachios (please remove the shell when you eat them) :)

1 cup of vegetable soup

1 cup of frozen grapes (about 28)

Zucchini Pizza Bites(Eat 3 instead of 4 so it will be less than 100 calories)

1 cup of sugar snap peas (it only has 26 calories for a whole cup!)

1 cheese stick and 4 saltine crackers

1 medium pear

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

2 cups of steamed veggies such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. You can find fresh veggies all ready to be steamed at your local grocery store by the salad sections.

14 Almonds

1/2 of a red pepper dipped in 2 Tablespoons of fat free ranch

Banana Smoothie (½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth)

Peaches and Cream Popsicle 

Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°

1/2 of a baked potato with 1 Tablespoons of fat free sour cream

1 slice of whole grain bread, topped with an egg white and 3 slices of avocado

1 small baked potato with 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Guiltless Banana Ice Cream

3/4 cup of cucumbers sliced, 1 oz of Gouda Cheese

2 egg whites with 1/3 cup of guacamole

3/4 cup of Simply Apple Juice

1 cup of watermelon sprinkled with 1 oz of feta cheese

1 Biggest Loser Cranberry Oatmeal Raisin Muffin

1 cup of honey dew melon with 1 teaspoon of honey drizzled on top (this is one of my favorites!)

3/4 cup of cheerios and 1/4 cup of skim milk

4 Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers and 4 thin slices of Swiss cheese

1 cup of low sodium tomato soup

10 Asparagus Spears with 1 Tablspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic salt. Roll Spears in Olive Oil and sprinkle on garlic salt. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes until asparagus is tender.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

 

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100 Easy After School Snacks

Announcing the Spark Naturals Back-to-School Pack!


Two amazing essential oil blends, Jeddy’s Attention Blend & Shield Protective Blend…PLUS, two stainless steel roller bottles for easy application, all in a convenient tin!This kit will help you and your children to relax, stay healthy and remain focused!Be sure to use the coupon code 6Sisters for 10% off any Spark Natural order!


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NOW ON TO THE SNACKS!!!!

 

I LOVE the first day of school. It was almost as good as Christmas. I loved meeting my new teacher, new kids, and of course wearing new school clothes. Another one of my favorite things was coming home from school and my mom had Snickerdoodles or peanut butter cookies in the oven. I decided to make a list of healthy and not so healthy after school snacks and hopefully it will give you a few different ideas of what to make for when your kids come home from school and are starving!
2. Whole Wheat Bagel with light cream cheese
3. Frozen Bananas dipped in melted chocolate… then frozen again
5. Frozen Grapes
7. Make some jello and put it in small serving size containers
8. A cup of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows
10. Ham and Cheese Rolls – Roll up a small piece of cheese in a slice of ham and stick it together with a toothpick
11. Individual Apple Sauce
13. Fruit Kabobs
14. Mini Pizzas on English muffins with sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you like
16. Graham Crackers dipped in applesauce
17. Rice Krispie Treats
19. Graham Cracker and Frosting Sandwiches
21. Triscuits with melted cheese on top dipped in salsa
22. String Cheese
24. Cut up apples and dipped in peanut butter
26. Homemade nachos in the microwave
28. Baby carrots, cut cucumbers, and cut red peppers dipped in fat free ranch dressing
29. Small bowl of cereal with milk
31. 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
32. Cut up little cubes of cheese and serve them with toothpicks
34. Frozen fruit. Freeze cut bananas, strawberries, and grapes and serve in a small cup
35. Wheat Toast with a little bit of jam… or our favorite Nutella!
37. A large dill pickle – I LOVE pickles!
39. Cheese and black bean quesadillas melted in the microwave
40. Make homemade bean burritos with refried beans and small tortillas
42. Chips with homemade Chili’s Salsa
44. Olives, cheddar cubes, and sweet pickles all connected with a toothpick
45. 1/2 cup of goldfish crackers in a small container
47. Pita Pizza Pockets. Fill a whole wheat pita with cheese, pepperoni, and a little bit of tomato sauce. Microwave until the cheese is melted
48.1/2 cup of frozen yogurt ice cream
49. Mini rice cakes with peanut butter with strawberries on top
51. Strawberry and cream cheese sandwich. Spread cream cheese on whole wheat bread. Add your strawberries and put together.
52. A cup of low fat chocolate milk
55. Dried Fruit in small individual bags
57. Waffles! Toast leftover waffles and add peanut butter and bananas
58. Whole Wheat Crackers dipped in Tuna
60. Broiled Cheese Bread – Put cheese on a piece of bread on broil on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes
62. Hard Boiled Eggs
63. Frozen Go-Gurts
65. Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Granola Bars – My kids love them and they are getting fiber!
66. Low fat strawberry cream cheese on top of graham crackers
68. Yogurt Cups put in the freezer
70. Low-fat Pop-Tart
71. Peaches and Cottage Cheese
72. 1 cup of orange juice
74. Cream Cheese Veggie Dip served with wheat thins or carrots
75. Cheddar Cheese cut up and placed on Ritz Crackers
76. 100 calorie popcorn bags
78. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
79. Mixed nuts with craisins and M and M’s
80. Build your own parfait. Yogurt, granola, strawberries and blueberries.
83. Bowl of Oatmeal (my favorite is blueberries and cream)
85. Fruit Leather found in the organic section of most grocery stores
86. Make pudding with skim milk and serve in small containers
88. Small tortilla rolled with peanut butter and bananas
89. Animal Crackers Dipped in Frosting
91. 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
92. Graham Crackers dipped in milk
93. Fruit Dip with Fresh Fruit
94. Tiny Tuna Melts. Make your tuna with some mayo. Line your baking sheet with crackers. Add your Tuna and some cheddar cheese on top. Broil 2 minutes until cheese is melted
95. Scrambled egg whites with salsa on top
96. Rice Cakes with a thin layer of Nutella
97. Ants on a Log- put peanut butter in the celery and top with raisins
98. Orange Creamsicle Fruit Dip with Fresh Bananas and Strawberries
100. Leftovers of whatever you had for dinner last night!
Hope all your kids have a great time going back to school. My oldest girl is starting Kindergarten and I am so excited for her!

Announcing the Spark Naturals Back-to-School Pack!


Two amazing essential oil blends, Jeddy’s Attention Blend & Shield Protective Blend…PLUS, two stainless steel roller bottles for easy application, all in a convenient tin!
This kit will help you and your children to relax, stay healthy and remain focused!Be sure to use the coupon code 6Sisters for 10% off any Spark Natural order!


Photo: Announcing the Spark Naturals Back-to-School Pack!</p> <p>Two amazing essential oil blends, Jeddy’s Attention Blend & Shield Protective Blend...PLUS, two stainless steel roller bottles for easy application, all in a convenient tin!</p> <p>This kit will help you and your children to relax, stay healthy and remain focused! </p> <p>Be sure to use the coupon code JILLEE for 10% off any Spark Natural order!</p> <p>http://www.sparknaturals.com/shop/back-to-school-pack/?affiliates=5
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NatureBox Review and Giveaway

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We are so excited to announce this week’s sponsor:

NatureBox

 We are always on the lookout for some delicious, healthy snacks – and as soon as we heard about NatureBox – we knew we had to try them!

 NatureBox is a monthly snack subscription service that delivers their high-quality, tasty snacks right to your doorstep! Each month, NatureBox will send you 5 different snacks (about 15 to 20 servings).  Their products are always made from the most wholesome ingredients and will be minimally processed (if they even process them at all!). All of their products are made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. And they follow strict quality standards, which include: no high-fructose corn syrup, no partially-hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and no artificial colors.

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We love finding delicious, healthy snacks (especially snacks our kids will eat!) and what is better than having them delivered directly to your door?! All six of us got to taste a box of their snacks – and we were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked them!

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We got to try a quite a few of their products, including the Cherry Ganache Granola, Cranberry Almond Bites, Peppery Pistachios, Peanut Butter Nom Noms (those were our favorite!!), BBQ Kettle Kernels, Guacamole Bites, and Salsa Spiced Nut Mix, Whole Wheat Blueberry Figgy Bars (the kids loved these!), and Zesta Fiesta Mix.

We loved them – and we are sure you will too! NatureBoxes also make great gifts for your friends and family for holidays, special occasions, or anytime. College students (Stephanie and Lauren could have used these last semester!), summer campers, teachers, coaches, new parents, and deployed service members love to receive healthy snacks any time of the year!

Check out their previous NatureBox snacks and more delicious recipes and healthy eating tips on their blog!

 Want to try them?! Use the code SIXSISTERS10 for $10 off your 1st box (any size!).

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Tips for Taking Your Toddler to Disneyland

 

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My husband and I were deciding whether or not to bring our 17 month old along on this Disney Trip. We live in Utah but make it to Disneyland at least once a year.  It was my husband who finally convinced me to bring her… and I am so glad we did! I am an organized person when it comes to traveling so I was ready! Here are some of my tips on what I did to make our trip easier with a toddler.

Hotels:
When you are searching for a hotel before your trip try and find one that is close (preferably within walking distance). My toddler refused to sleep in her stroller so we made a trip back to the hotel everyday for a nap so we could stay late in the park.  If you are looking to splurge, I highly recommend going to the Disneyland Hotel. We absolutely LOVED it!

What to Pack:


Snacks, snacks, and more snacks. Before we left, I filled about 30 baggies of snacks for my kids. I filled them with mini rice cakes, pretzels, beef jerky, tail mix made with some cereal, crackers, graham crackers, gold fish and a they each got to pick their favorite candy. I also packed Fruit cups and some GoGoSqueeZs (those things are my favorite!)

A Stroller. I have brought two different kinds of strollers into the park. An umbrella stroller is light weight and easy to get around in large crowds. A bigger stroller will lay down so your baby can sleep better in the park, and it can carry your bags, snacks, and everything else you are bringing into the park. Both have pros and cons. Because I also had a 4 year old, we brought the bigger stroller this time so she could ride in it when she got tired.

Toys. Before we left, I went to the dollar store and picked up a few toys. A slinky, rubber lizard, foam puzzle, cars, etc. The goal was to bring toys that we could lose and the world wouldn’t end. I wouldn’t suggest bringing a favorite toy into the park because there is a very good chance it could get lost. If you must bring it in, be sure to write you name and phone number somewhere on it.

Blankets. – You are probably thinking… why a blanket? It really can save your life! From blocking the sun, to keeping warm when it gets dark. You could also use it to sit on when you are waiting for a parade or show. Or if your toddler just happens to have an explosion in their seat, you can always use it to help wrap the bum so it doesn’t get all over the stroller while you travel to the bathroom ….. :) There is also an AWESOME Baby Care Center located at the end of Main Street.

Change of Clothes and Jackets. I actually brought a change of clothes for all of my kids when we went into the park. There are some rides that get you pretty wet and my kids don’t love walking when they are wet. But my toddler needed a change of clothes sometimes after a meal, sucker or icecream cone.

Antibacterial Wipes. One thing I love about Disney is how clean it is. They do a wonderful job at making it look spotless.  But some antibacterial wipes will help with little hands that like to touch EVERYTHING! I especially like to wipe hands before we eat snacks, meals, and I wipe down the table before she eats off of it.

Sunscreen.  It gets hot in the day and sometimes you have to stand in line in the burning sun. If you bring your sunscreen into the park you can reapply a couple of times during the day. Coppertone now makes a SPF 50 Sunscreen that is travel size. (You can check out my story HERE about why I am so passionate about using sunscreen)

Water Bottle. We couldn’t bring any water on our flight so we decided to bring an empty water bottle for each kid and would fill it up at the drinking fountain. Much better than buying expensive bottled water.

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Rides:

Toddlers can go on a lot more rides than you think! Some of my little girls favorites are:

Little Mermaid’s Underwater Adventure

Toy Story Midway Mania

King Triton’s Carousel

All of Bug’s Land

Monsters’ Inc Ride

It’s a Small World

King Arthur’s Carousel

Circus Train

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Jungle Cruise

Pirates of the Caribeean

Disneyland Railroad that goes around the whole park

Toon Town – This has many areas that your toddler can just explore! My little girl loved it!

Disneyland Monorail

Disney Shows

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(Micky Mouse just came out and this is a face of joy… promise)

Many times in the day it would get hot, and my toddler would get really tired. That is when we would go to a show or parade. She absolutely LOVED the shows. Some shows perfect for toddlers are:

Disney Junior – Live on Stage

Disney’s Aladdin on the Hyperion Stage -this is covered and it feels great to be out of the sun!

Disney’s Pixar Parade

 

Meal Time:

Meal times can get hard with a toddler. Luckily Disney has you covered! They now serve healthier kids meals. One of my favorites is in Flo’s Cafe. It is a small turkey sandwich, grapes, peas and carrots and apple juice.  It is reasonably priced and my little girl loved it! To find healthier options in Disneyland, look for the Mickey Mouse with the Check Mark!

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Some other fun tips:

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Churros are a perfect snack for a toddler!

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Take it slow. When bringing a small kid, there is no need to run around from ride to ride as fast as you can. We had a lot of stops, took pictures, played in the water, met characters and ate some snacks.

Have a great time on your trip! We sure did! 

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50 MORE Delicious Super Bowl Snacks and Party Foods

I love the Super Bowl….for the food.  I could sit and watch football all day as long as there were tasty treats involved!
Just in case our 30 Super Bowl Party Foods weren’t enough, we’ve compiled a list of 50 MORE delicious super bowl snacks and party foods to make your party extra special!

 

 
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Super Bowl Cheese Ball


Twix Caramel Popcorn

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