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Oh gummy bears…how I love you but wish you were healthier. Thankfully, these berry vegan gummies can sub in! They are tasty, simple to make, and absolutely kid-friendly.

I am sure I’m not alone, but my toddler goes through snack phases. Last month, all he wanted to eat was apples. (Green apples, to be specific, and I was that awful mother who accidentally bought red apples. Eeek.) Not just for a snack, though. For every single meal.

Last week, it was chocolate. Boy, was that a battle. He knows I hide chocolate in the fridge so whenever I told him we didn’t have any (total lie) he would open the fridge doors, pull up a chair, and start rifling around. Luckily, his arms only extend so far haha.

Thankfully, this week it’s gummies. I say “thankfully” because my homemade gummies are healthy!

While Yummy Earth Organic Gummy Bears are slightly better than other brands (no artificial ingredients and non-GMO), they are made with fruit juice instead of the whole fruit so they’re definitely not “healthy”. Fine for a rare treat, like on Halloween or Easter, but with the way my child has been eating gummies?! Not gonna cut it.

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