Fruit LeatherPlace 2-3 cups fresh or frozen fruit chunks in food processor (S blade) or high-powered blender. A combination of cranberries, strawberries, and apple works nicely. Process until a smooth consistency. (Shortcut option: Use store-bought unsweetened organic applesauce.)

Add spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) to taste and blend.

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You can create your own fruit snacks by dehydrating your favorite fruit.

A dehydrator is optimal for this process, but you can turn your oven into a makeshift dehydrator by setting it on its lowest temperature, propping open the oven door, and directing a fan into the oven.

The following fruits lend themselves well to the drying process. Allow 6-12 hours for drying, depending on your method.

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Blend in food processor or high-powered blender:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • Beet greens, carrot greens, or any greens of choice (a couple of handfuls)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Add a small amount of water if needed to make a nice "paste" or "sauce."

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Kids can have fun creating their own recipes for healthy, nourishing foods! Join 12-year-old Colin Fabry as he demonstrates his recipe for chocolate avocado ice cream—a nutritious and delicious dairy-free/sugar-free treat you and your kids will love!

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A sweet but healthy treat that you and your kids can enjoy as a snack or dessert! Erin Fabry demonstrates this simple, delicious recipe for Sweet Carrot Fries.

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The Andy Bar is a grain-free, sugar-free energy bar that tastes like a candy bar. The sweetness comes from the dates. The nutrition comes from the chia seeds, soaked almonds, ginger, coconut, goji berries, and a whole host of things you can add to the recipe. We've found these bars to be appealing to everyone, even those unaccustomed to a fructose-forsaking diet!

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