Homemade Fruit Rollup Recipe

Today, I'm joining in with the Fit Dish Link up to share one of my favorite healthy desserts. I wouldn't say it's my all the time, have to have it desserts, but it's such a good one, and great for this time of year since so many of these yummy fruits are in season!  The Fit Dish, favorite healthy desserts!

 

Now before I share the recipe with you, let me preface. This is a recipe that I revived from my blog archives from when we were the Naturally Fit Sisters. So coming from you from July 10, 2013. This was right before I got pregnant, and I weighed more then than I do now. 

I remember that summer, because I barely fit into any of my pants. I had gained a good 15 lbs (at least) from my "normal" weight. So all of my jeans fit so tight, so I just tried to avoid wearing them. Honestly I'm not sure why I had gained so much. I think it was just gradual. I barely at any vegetables at this time (unless they were rolled up in a recipe like this one). And I honestly had little control over my appetite/eating choices. I worked out and ran, but not a ton, and still my eating habits were so not on track, that even working out wasn't helping.

Anyways, this particular post was on a "Weightloss Wednesday," and I shared my weight. Now, today, in 2015, a year after having my son, I weigh in at about 148, and fit nicely into all of my clothes, which I am very thankful for. I actually tried on a shirt that I bought in China in 2008, that I remember getting to a point that I didn't fit in it, and it fit amazingly over the weekend! I was so happy because I love that shirt! 

So let me go ahead and share with you the post and recipe from 2013! 

ENJOY! And this is a great recipe to involved the kiddos in! But, the snack is yummy for adults as well! I LOVE IT! 

July 10, 2013

"I weighed 160 this morning.

I started at 165 on June 16th, [2013], and today, on July 10th, [2013] I am at 160.

Today though, we have a wonderful recipe we want to share with you all!

Homemade, all natural fruit rollup recipe! No Sugar added, just lots of good fruits and veggies! by @brittanysuell

Here’s what you will need:

2-3 peeled and chopped APPLES

3-4 peeled and chopped CARROTS

1/2 a cup of BLUEBERRIES

1/2 a cup of STRAWBERRIES

1 tablespoon of HONEY

(you can add any of fruits or veggies you want to it really, this is just what I used. & the honey is in place of sugar that many recipes call for) [Yay, a sugar free recipe, before I went sugar free!]

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:  a food processor or high powered blender, and parchment paper

*You can also add some protein powder to it.  I have a Flavorless one, so it goes great in anything!

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Once you have all of your fruits & veggies cut you put them in your food processor or blender.  I used a blender because most of my kitchen supplies were already packed.  It worked great though.

Once it is blended, this is where you mix the honey, and if you prefer your protein powder!

homemade fruit rollup

Then you lay out parchment paper on cookie sheets.  (we filled 3 of them), and you spread the mixture in a THIN layer across the parchment paper to fill the pan.

*You could also make little pancake size circles/blobs if you wanted.  We made big sheets like you see here, but we tore them into strips anyways, so individual blobs would work too.

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Here’s the important part.  You then bake these things for 4 HOURS! Yes I said that right…..4 HOURS at the lowest temperature that your oven can go.  (Mine went to 170 degrees) We baked ours overnight and woke up to take them out, that’s because we started making them at 11pm! You will know they are done when every piece of it is dried out.  It shouldn’t have any wet or squishy pieces.  

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Then once it cools you pull it up from the parchment paper.  And like I said we tore ours into strips and rolled them up the best we could. 

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Although they may look a tad bit like bacon, they sure are yummy.  Big Sis & I both went home with a tub full.  I ate them for a healthy, all-natural snack for myself, and she let Noah enjoy them as a snack!

Seriously these are so good and such a healthy alternative to store bought, sugar filled fruit rollups!"

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 So there you have it! A great dessert or snack recipe for everyone! Let me know what you think about these! 

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