So I was just doing some research for one of the moms I'm coaching..

And I found that the FDA has an entire page dedicated to their "maximum recommended amount of lead in candy likely to be consumed frequently by small children". (Link below)

And it just made me so sad.

#1- There is no acceptable amount of lead in candy, come on now.

And #2- No candy should be consumed frequently by small children!!

And #3- if you are going to give a small child candy, please make it yourself so you can avoid the genetically modified organisms, carcinogenic pesticides, added sugars, dextrose, starch, waxes, and potentially harmful artificial colors and synthetic vitamins they pack in there.​

#outwiththeFDAinwithREALfood #nomoreprocessedfoods #eatREALfood

For a healthy candy alternative, I made this recipe just for you!

Click here to grab a non-toxic gummy bear mold for just $14.99!

And for red gummy bears, replace oranges with strawberries.

For yellow, pineapple.

Green, spinach.

Blue, blueberries... You get the idea 🙂

Have fun and enjoy!!​

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Keep it real,

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References:

Haribo Gummy Bear Ingredients, http://amzn.to/1T87Ti

​Lead in Candy Likely To Be Consumed Frequently by Small Children: Recommended Maximum Level and Enforcement Policy, http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ChemicalContaminantsMetalsNaturalToxinsPesticides/ucm077904.htm

Gummy Bears
Avoid genetically modified corn syrup, added sugars, waxes and artificial colors and make your own gummy bears with real healthy ingredients.
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 orangespeeled
  • 3tbsp gelatingrass-fed
  • 2tbsp raw honey
  • 1tbsp lemon juicefresh squeezed
Instructions
  1. Juice oranges with a juicer or by hand. Strain juice.
  2. Heat orange juice in a small stainless steel pan over low heat for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add raw honey, gelatin and lemon juice.
  4. Whisk until completely blended, or blend in a high speed blender.
  5. Let cool and then pour into gummy bear molds.
  6. Freeze for 20 minutes if rushed for time, or refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.