I was never allowed to have things like fruit roll-ups in my lunch. My mom just didn?t believe in it. She thought things like fruit roll-ups, fun fruits, and fruit by the foot were a prepackaged, overpriced, sugary mess that she simply refused to put in my lunch. At the time it was devastating. I just wanted the chance to open up that magical packaging and pull that fruity leather sheet from its plastic covering. I wanted to have fun snacks to trade with the other kids at the lunch table. But now I realize that my mother was right, these foods are a waste. A waste of packaging, a waste of calories with zero nutrients, and a waste of the energy that goes into making them. But the thing is you can make similar treats, but better for you, at home. You can make fruit roll-ups that are actually fruit, real fruit in whatever seasonal variety that your heart desires. As blueberries have begun to pop up at the farmers' market, I decided that they could be a fun choice.
|4 cups||pureed blueberries|
|½ cup||raw honey|
Source: Mary Janes Farm
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