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Finding a Deal on Apples

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Organic apples are a deal right now at our Costco- less than 70 cents a pound. So I bought 40 lbs. On GAPS/SCD we're eating a lot of cooked peeled fruit. I tried using my Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer to just peel them, but they're a little too soft and asymmetrical. The peeler does work well on Gravensteins- I did a lot of those when we lived in California. So we used the potato peeler, hubby peeling and me coring and slicing.
My 8-Quart Stockpot holds just a touch more than a 10-pound bag of apples.
After cooking til soft, I froze as many as I could in canning jars, and the rest in sandwich sized ziplocks, frozen laying flat. Canning jars take up more room, but they're safer to store food in. I love these for the kids more than apple sauce since it's not nearly as messy.

On SCD/GAPS I'm eating raw fruit, but the kids are getting cooked because I don't feel like they chew well enough.

Make Jello Blocks Made From Fruit Juice

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Made only from fruit juice and gelatin, these are a dye free, corn syrup free, GMO free, much better alternative to jello from a box. Not amazingly healthy, but these are a fun treat.

Easy directions:
Boil 3 cups of fruit juice (I don't know if pulpy juice like orange would work- I used purple grape Welch's 100% Juice)
In a bowl, sprinkle 4 packets of unflavored gelatin over 1 cup of cold (or room temp) fruit juice.
When the gelatin has gotten jelloish, stir the boiled juice in with a fork.

A little honey (2 tablespoons or so) can be added if your kids are used to sweeter jello.

I put this in an 8x8 pyrex, leave out on the counter until it's cooled a bit, then stick it in the fridge over night.

More information: Commercial gelatin is said to have MSG in it from the processing and isn't preferable. Your health food store should have beef gelatin that's less processed and contains much less (if any) MSG. The MSG isn't added, it's created during the processing, so …