Top Kid-Friendly Recipes
Better Nutrition|August 2018

Do your kids crave sugar after school? Here are three real-food, low-sugar recipes from a new book, Mom’s Sugar Solution—they’re perfect for lunch or after-school snacks

Laura Chalela Hoover, MPH, RDN

Peach Mango Fruit Leathers

Serves 5

These fruit leathers are every bit as fun as Fruit Roll-Ups, but without the artificial dyes and sugar. They’re also easy to make. Get creative and experiment with different fruit varieties, such as strawberry, apple, watermelon, pineapple, or cherry. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1–2 weeks.

1½ cups diced peaches

1½ cups diced mango

½ cup water

1. Preheat oven to 175°F (or lowest temperature). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Add fruit to food processor, and pulse until partially blended. Add half of water, and pulse again until only a few chunks remain. Add remaining water, and pulse until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

3. Transfer fruit to prepared baking sheet, and smooth out until surface is even. Bake 3 hours, or until surface is glassy and dry.

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