I was experimenting with candied grapes and my son asked could he try it with apples. I thought that was an inspired idea, especially as many fussy eaters are comfortable eating apples.
I had a little lime jelly (jello) powder left over. If green is not a big hit in your house, then picking a different flavour will give a new colour.
I’m not someone who enjoys super sweet things but the combination of the intense sugar hit with the crunch of the apple is really quite pleasant – especially for me, with the sour lime too.
Then when I was discussing the candied grapes one of the parents in my FB group said she’d love it if it worked on kumara (sweet potato). I decided to take the challenge 😉
I’m sure she was thinking cooked orange sweet potato, but I love it raw (yes, you can eat it uncooked) so decided to try. It was okay but honestly, will not rave like I would about the fruit!!
Slice an apple
Wash the segments and leave wet
Dip in jelly crystals
Place in the fridge for 1 hour to let the gelatin act
Eat as is
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/