It’s important to me and my husband that we fill our daughter’s childhood with experiences. After all, there are so many places to go, things to see, and adventures to begin. But being a busy family on the go can be a bit tricky when it comes to eating—especially healthy food!
Snacking is key to a successful day out. If you don’t pack food to munch on, hunger can steal the fun out of a great outing. So, it is super important to prep with a bag of snacks that are healthy, filling, and kid-friendly.
Some of my favorite travel-friendly snacks are these Mickey-Shaped Berry Gummies! They’re naturally sweetened from fruit, feature veggies in every tasty bite, and include a little Disney magic that my kiddo loves.
I just throw them in my bag when we’ll be out and about with a few other healthy snacks. And our whole family gobbles them right up. I think it’s the magical Disney touch.
When my daughter turned 5, my husband and I surprised her with a birthday trip to Disneyland. We spent the whole time laughing, making memories, and seeing our girl feel like a princess. It now holds so many fond memories for our little family, and our daughter is obsessed with all things Disney. So when making these healthy gummies, I like adding a Disney twist with one of our favorite characters—Mickey. And we can’t get enough. Disney food just tastes better!
For more Disney magic, check out these Mickey & Minnie Milkshakes:
Mickey-Shaped Berry Gummies
- Mickey-shaped silicone mold of choice
- 1/2 Cup strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 Cup raspberries
- 1/4 of a small, cooked beet (a 1” x 1 1/2” piece)
- 1 Cup pineapple juice (not from concentrate or with added sugar)
- 5 Tbsps high-quality gelatin powder
- Cheesecloth (optional)
This recipe gets a Disney Check. It’s a quick and easy way for families to identify healthier foods and beverages that meet Disney’s nutrition guideline criteria, and helps kids and parents agree on healthier choices.
Prep by setting the silicone molds on a baking sheet or plate for easy transportation to the freezer, and by clearing a space in your freezer for the molds.
Combine strawberries, raspberries, beet, and pineapple juice in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until mixture has a smooth consistency.
Optional: If desired, strain mixture through a cheesecloth to remove the berry seeds.
Transfer the contents of the blender or food processor to a small saucepan.
Heat the blended berry/beet mixture over medium heat until warm to the touch, but not quite boiling. Remove pan from heat immediately.
While whisking continuously, add the gelatin powder to the mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue whisking until gelatin is completely dissolved (this usually takes a couple of minutes).
Quickly fill the silicone molds with the mixture almost to the top (a little over 3/4 of the way). Be careful not to over fill them. Add them to the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until they are firm but not frozen.
Then, pop them out by turning each mold inside out. They should come out quite easily. If they don’t, put them back into the freezer and let them chill for a few more minutes.
Enjoy them immediately if you like! Store leftover gummies in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 3-4 days or freeze to enjoy for up to a month. When taking gummies with you on the go, make sure to pack them with an ice pack to keep them chilled and firm!