Adults and children alike are often fans of jelly and many think a children’s birthday party is incomplete without the traditional jelly and ice cream on offer.
But if you are trying to encourage your family to eat healthy foods – or fancy some jelly yourself but are trying to lose your baby weight is there a healthy eating recipe for jelly?
The answer is yes! Traditional jelly is made with gelatin which is made from crushing cows’ bones and adding a huge amount of sugar and artificial flavours and colours so isn’t the most healthy option to eat and if you follow a vegetarian diet is a complete no no.
But there is a fantastic ingredient that is used in Asian cooking called Agar-agar and it is a type of seaweed that acts as a vegetarian version of gelatin and you would never know the difference (it comes in a powder format) – you can buy it from any Asian grocery store and some supermarkets may stock it too.
Below is a great recipe to satisfy hungry kiddies and to satisfy your jelly cravings if you fancy some!
Tropical Fruit Burst Jelly
- 1 x cup of fresh fruit – we like to use pineapple, peaches and strawberries in this recipe
- 3 and 1/4 cups of fresh fruit juice with no added sugar
- 2 x tbsp of agar-agar powder
Take your jelly moulds and lightly spray with some olive oil spray so that the jelly comes out easily after it has set. Fill the mould or moulds with the chopped up fruit.
In a separate pan, add in the 2 x tbsp of agar – agar powder and slowly stir in the juice. Turn on the heat to a medium heat and gently heat for a few minutes until all of the powder is fully dissolved.
Once the mixture is cooled, add to the jelly moulds and place in the fridge to set overnight. Serve with fresh fruit and frozen yoghurt.
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