Celebrate with Dye Free Jello Cups

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You will want to celebrate with dye free jello cups. These fun jello cups look as good as they taste. This recipe is good for vegans and vegetarians alike, with healthy ingredients all the way through. This is one of the best jello recipes ideas, and it doesn't come out of a box. Instead of using prepackaged jello mix filled with colors, additives and sugars, you use agar instead. This is one of the most healthy dessert recipes to make, and you can use any fresh fruit that you like from fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and more. You'll want to make sure you dissolve the agar properly, so the recipe sets all the way through.

Agar is a great alternative to using package jello mixes. Using agar to set jellies and other recipes is a good way to know exactly what is going into the dessert recipes you are making. Agar, also known as agar-agar is a jelly-like substance that is obtained from algae. Agar was discovered in the late 1650s or early 1660s by Mino Tarozaemon in Japan, where it is called kanten. Agar-agar is a natural vegetable gelatin counterpart. Agar is white and semi-translucent, and sold in packages as washed and dried strips or in powdered form. Agar can be used to make jellies, puddings, and custard recipes as an alternative to animal based gelatin. Agar is a good alternative for people following vegan or vegetarian diets.

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Nutrition Facts for: Celebrate with Dye Free Jello Cups from The View from Super Healthy Kids

Ingredients: White grape juice, agar powder.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for Four - (1/2 cup) servings, not including the fruits of your choosing.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 48, Calories from Fat 1, Total Fat 0.1g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 3mg 0%

Potassium 201mg 6%, Carbohydrates 11.5g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 11.2g, Protein 0.6g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 78%, Calcium 1, Iron 2%

Thank you to Amy and Natalie for sharing this dye free jello cups recipe on the "Super Healthy Kids" site. This is just one of the healthy dessert recipes you will find on the site. This site aims to make fruits and vegetable recipe ideas simple, fun and delicious. Other recipes and ideas you will find are courses, cooking methods, special diets, holiday recipes and so much more. **

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