Berry mango roll ups made at home using fresh fruit for school lunchboxes. A dried fruit snack that’s healthy and stores well.

Berry Mango Roll Ups

Berry mango roll ups

In my years of growing teeny tiny humans I have learned all sorts of new things. One thing I didn’t know is that they have growth spurts.

Ok so that’s not a proven fact but I’m going to say that’s the reason why I had two days during my last pregnancy where no matter how much I ate I was still ravenous and ready for bed at 8pm.

I have been eating quite a bit more than usual and my restraint for not eating all my baked goods is waning.

Berry mango roll-ups

The solution is to attempt to make things that I can snack on guilt-free – healthy snacks – or at least know that bub is getting some sort of nutrients from what I’m gobbling down.

Back in my school days when I was Miss fussy eater and the only fruit I ate was apples, I used to love strawberry roll-ups.

Some people might know them as fruit straps but to me they tasted just like lollies. Come to think about it they probably had just as much sugar as lollies but they did claim to be ‘natural’ which is a big trap when it comes to packaged food.

Berry mango roll-ups

It never occurred to me to make my own roll-ups for on-the-go fruit snacking and then I saw some over on Henry Happened.

Stephanie’s recipe used kiwi and mango but I wanted to make something just like the ones I so enjoyed when I was little.

As I’ve always got a good supply of raspberries in the freezer, I used a combination of frozen raspberries, frozen mango and fresh strawberries.

All you do is whizz it all up in a blender then simmer the pureed fruit with a tiny bit of sugar and a spoon of lemon juice for a few minutes, spread it on a silicone baking mat and bake it for a few hours.

Berry mango roll-ups

I think I may have made mine a little too thin (I wanted the mixture to go a long way) but they were so very tasty – just like lollies – and this time I know there are no nasties other than a teaspoon of sugar and we know that just helps the medicine go down.

Enjoy!

What about you? What fruit combo would you put in a roll-up?

Berry mango roll-ups

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Berry mango roll ups

Berry mango roll ups

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to it's lowest fan-forced setting and line a baking tray with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a blender, puree the fruit together then transfer it to a small saucepan.
  3. Add the sugar and lemon juice and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring every now and then.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the baking mat using an icing spatula and make sure that is is evenly spread and the same thickness all over.
  5. Bake for 4 hours, or until the fruit spread is a little bit sticky, but still firm to the touch.
  6. Take the tray out of the oven and allow it to cool slightly then transfer it to a sheel of baking paper.
  7. Use scissors to trim the edges then cut thick strips, roll them up and tie them with kitchen string.

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