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Raspberry Peach Swirl Fruit Leather and All-Clad Giveaway

A healthy snack made with fresh fruits of the summer season. Raspberry Peach Swirl Fruit Leather is perfect for school snacks and summer treats. 

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It’s nearly that time of year again, you can just smell the pencil shavings and crayons can’t you? I, for one, really miss back to school time – of course, not the costs of it, but the anticipation of the new year, and getting all of the new school supplies, new colors of highlighters in obnoxious colors and color coordinating my peachies to match the theme of my new school year, or my spirit animal for the year. More often than not the theme was “horses” because I am a self proclaimed horse nut. There was that junior year phase that I was all about hot rods and classic cars – hello, 66′ Chevy II, you were going to be mine.  For all those years of school, I was active – playing volleyball, riding horses, hitting softballs, and never stopping to think about what I was fueling my body with. I would burn off whatever I consumed, so it never really mattered to me what I was putting in my body – but it should have. And now as an adult, I wish I’d had those healthier habits to keep me more mindful as an adult. Lord only knows all those cookies don’t get burned off nearly as easily as they did when I was a kid and teenager!!

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I wish that I was as conscious of what I was consuming then as I am now. It is more important now than ever to have firmly established healthy eating and exercise habits in place and make them part of your daily routine. Ben and I might not have K-words (kids) now, but making these habits a second nature now will ensure I can pass o my healthiest habits to my future imaginary kids when they do come along!

Kids today face enough challenges in their daily lives- they are busier than ever, pulled in so many different directions – from school to sports, to social media and Justin Beaver (I got that right, right?), often time it can be hard to fit in nutritious meals and plenty of exercise. But with 12.5 million kids in the U.S. being obese or overweight, and with the obesity rate amongst teens TRIPLING in the last 30 years – we are in crisis mode! Those statistics are alarming, to say the least.

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But there are ways to incorporate easy and healthy options into everyone’s plate to make a little brighter and lighter for a healthier you this school year and beyond. I’ve teamed up with several of my favorite foodies, All-Clad, and A Healthier America to gt this school year started off right – with healthy eating options for all your meals and snacks! Visit the other lovely ladies playing kick ball with Childhood Obesity, and coming up with inventive ways to stay healthy this school year and beyond.

Julie – Table for Two – Lightened Up Chicken Salad

Erin – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

Erin – Texanerin Baking – Zucchini Chocolate Brownies

Caroline – Chocolate and Carrots – Healthy Red Velvet Smoothies

Carla – Carla’s Confections – Dried Fruit and Nut Trail Mix

Liz – The Lemon Bowl – Gluten Free Oatmeal Peach Bread

Brandi – BranAppetit – Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders

Carolyn – All Day I Dream About Food – Guilt Free Fig Newtons

Miryam – Eat Good 4 Life – Nutella Breakfast Oatmeal

To help you cook up some healthy fare for you and your family A Healthier America and All-Clad have all teamed up to giveaway a Stainless Steel 7 piece All-Clad cookware set AND one entrant from each of our blogs will win an 11″ stainless steel skillet! That’s a lot of healthy cooking to be had by all!

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Once you’re done entering for these fantastic pieces of cookware – make sure to take this recipe for Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather with you and whip up a batch for you and your wee-ones! I lived on this stuff as a kid, and couldn’t wait to make some in my own kitchen! It’s so easy and makes your whole kitchen smell like summer. Fruit Leather is a versatile treat that uses fresh or frozen fruits, whatever is in season or whatever you can get your mitts on. The peaches and raspberries I used in this recipe were just too ripe to eat and about ready to go over – so throwing them in the food processor made easy work of this and made sure no food went to waste. A healthy treat with minimal fuss. Let’s get healthy!

 

Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather

Yield: 8 Leathers

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Hours

Total Time: 8 Hours

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Ingredients:

4-5 Large Ripe Peaches
1 cup Raspberry
¼ cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Directions:

Rinse and dry fruit. Remove skin and pitts from peaches. Chop peaches. Place peaches in the food processor and pulse until smooth puree. Pour the puree into a sauce pan and 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice. Bring to a boil and let the fruit cook down for about 15 minutes. It will become thickened and like syrup. Remove from the stove.

Repeat the process with the raspberries. Once the raspberries are pureed, push them through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Press the raspberry juice/puree into a small sauce pan, add in lemon juice, and sugar to taste. Bring to a boil, and allow to thicken like the peach puree. Remove from heat after 10-15 minutes and allow to cool.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with heat-safe (microwave safe) plastic wrap. Pour the peach puree into the baking sheet and spread out evenly. Next, spoon the raspberry puree into small dollops into the peach puree. Run a spoon through the purees to combine them and create a swirl look.

Place the baking sheet into an oven heated to 140 degrees. Let the leather sit in the oven for 8 hours or over night until it is dry to the touch in the center. Remove from oven and gently pull away from the plastic wrap. Cut into slices or squares and roll up with parchment paper. Keep in an airtight container for later.

*Note* Thank you to All Clad and A Healthier America for sponsoring the giveaways hosted for this campaign, I was not compensated for this post and recieved no product. It’s just something I believe in. Over and out.

 

 

   

66 Responses to “Raspberry Peach Swirl Fruit Leather and All-Clad Giveaway”

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — August 19, 2013 @ 3:22 am

    cutting down on mindless snacking!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — August 19, 2013 @ 3:31 am

    The raspberry swirl in this fruit leather is fantastic! And I remember doodling horses all over my notebooks in middle school. Such good memories. :D

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 19, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    Loving the sound of this snack! Yum!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 19, 2013 @ 4:14 am

    This looks amazing! I absolutely love Fruit Rolls Ups but the ingredient list isn’t so appetizing. Love that you can make these at home!

    And agreed with the being more aware of what you eat thing. I still have problems with that today!

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    Carolyn — August 19, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    My kids love fruit leather. This is a perfect healthy snack for them!

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    Joshua — August 19, 2013 @ 4:48 am

    These sound awesome, definitely want to try with Blueberries!

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    Tieghan — August 19, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    The raspberry swirl is out of this world! So pretty!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 19, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    nom nom nom this looks crazy good! I love the swirl concept.

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    Shelly — August 19, 2013 @ 5:21 am

    I’m going to try to get my daughter to eat more veggies.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 19, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Homemade fruit leather??? Mind blown. No kiddos yet, but I’ll totally pack this for work!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 19, 2013 @ 5:54 am

    When my son gets a little older and can chew a little better I’m totally making this fruit leather!! So dang creative!!!!

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    carrian — August 19, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    Those seriously are perfect for school! Pinning it!

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    Kel — August 19, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    Drink more water.

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    Emily R. — August 19, 2013 @ 6:30 am

    I’m going to continue my efforts from the last few weeks to make 90% of our meals at home using fresh, organic (when possible!) produce and meat, and as few processed foods/ingredients as I can.

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    Heather Spooner — August 19, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    Adding more fresh fruits and veggies to our meals. Thanks!

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    Aly — August 19, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Is there a certain brand of heat-safe plastic wrap you buy? I’ve never seen/heard of that before.

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    Eat Good 4 Life — August 19, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    I have never made anything quite like this before. I need to because my kids always buy this at Trader Joe’s. They would love to make their own :-)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 19, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    I keep meaning to try homemade fruit leather, I love this mixed fruit version – so pretty too!

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    Lorna S — August 19, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — August 19, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Hand it over lady!!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 19, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Amazing! And as a 5th grade teacher, I love this cause for healthier kid-friendly eats!

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    yadira — August 19, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Thank you for sharing! My sister and I where just talking about fruit leather last night. She really wanted to know how to make it!!! I sent her a link to your post :)

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    ColleenMarie — August 19, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    We have switched to organic milk/dairy for some health concerns

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    Betsy R — August 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    This looks so yummy. How long do you think that they can last in a container. I might want to make a double batch while the fruit is still ripe and in season.

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    Bethany M. — August 19, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    healthier snacks and increase physical activity

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I am a family of one, with no kids or husband so what I plan to do for myself it to make sure I pack healthier snacks to bring to work instead of eating candy and cookies.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 19, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    This is AWESOME!!! I really need to get on the fruit leather band wagon! And P.S. Happy one year anniversary! I hope Ben and you had a fantastic weekend celebrating!

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    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — August 19, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Cutting down on the sugar and eating more fish! I am also going to try eating a vegetarian dish at least once a week… Hopefully that lasts…

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 19, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    this is SO amazing. i love that you made this a raspberry peach swirl! two of my fav flavors!

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 19, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    I don’t think I’ve seen fruit leather swirled before, I just love it!

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    Trisha — August 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Smaller portions, double the veggies and fruits, less protein, less “starchy” items.

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    Kaylin — August 19, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Swap ingredients out in recipes to make the dishes healthier! Take out more fat, add in more protein to meals.

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    Ashley — August 19, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Trying to incorporate more vegetarian dishes and cut down on carbs!

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    cassie — August 19, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Great cause to bring attention to, Megan. It’s so important!

    Love the flavors you chose for this fruit leather. So pretty too!

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    Angie — August 19, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I am making smoothies for my kids to try and get more vegetables in them.

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    Kim N — August 19, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I’m going to be using more whole foods and less processed.

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 19, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Fruit leather rolls up are my favorite but I never thought about making my own. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

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    Des — August 19, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    Shut the front door you can make fruit leather at home?! I loved fruit leather as a kid but yours is by far prettier than I have ever seen. Love reading all of these posts, such a great cause you guys are bringing attention to.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 19, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Fruit leathers are so fun to make! Even though I don’t have kids yet, I am trying to be better about packing lunches at least 4 days a week for work. I got in a habit of just buying things and not only is it more costly, but not as healthy!

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    DessertForTwo — August 20, 2013 @ 5:37 am

    We’re going to cut down on sugar.

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — August 20, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    My kids were crazy for this stuff when they were little. Love the peach raspberry combo!

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    Sarah L — August 20, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    We’re going to try to incorporate more vegetables with breakfast.

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    Jenny W. — August 21, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    This looks amazing! Thank you!

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    Jenny W. — August 21, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Healthy change for the “School year” – I don’t have any family members in school. But I am trying to get my boyfriend to eat healthier. One thing I am starting is menu planning ahead of time, and incorporating lots of healthy veggies.

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    Stacey — August 22, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    We’re going to start eating fish 6x a month.

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    Martha D. — August 22, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    Going to drink more water.

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    Esther A. — August 22, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Cut back on cheeses, sugars, and processed meats and carbs, eat more vegetables and whole grains, and engage in physical activity once a week (e.g. like going to the park).

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    Diane D — August 23, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Cut back on the snacks!

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    Mary Beth — August 23, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I have done this several times…. my kids love it!

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    Idis — August 23, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Just found this great blog. Love that you have a little contest going :)
    This year for my kids lunches …no sugary drinks only water. No white bread only whole wheat.
    These fruit leather snacks are so creative never thought about making my own.

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    kimmie m — August 23, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    might try this with my newly-bought dehydrator, awesome!

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    MEgan — August 23, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I’m going to drink more water and eat more raw veggies :)

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    Erin Dempster — August 23, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try this for my daughter!!! I love homemade snack ideas!!!

    • Megan replied: — August 23rd, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

      Ohhh I hope she likes it Erin!! Xoxo!!

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    Katie L — August 23, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I am going to try to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into our diet.

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    Jan B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    We are going to work on buying as much fresh veggies as possible. Cutting out some carbs and sugar and drink more water.

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    Barbara — August 23, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    I’m focusing on prepping things ahead of time so there’s always something healthy to grab when we’re on the go.

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    T.R. — August 23, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Prep prep prep. Also drinking 8 to 10 oz of water per day.

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    Amanda — August 23, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    We are going to try adding more whole grains!

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    Suzanne — August 23, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    I am continuing my efforts to get my son (a very picky eater) to try what is set in front of him. I’ve found one vegetable he will eat, and will keep at it to expand his diet.

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    Susan — August 23, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    I don’t have kids, but I’ve definitely been trying to cook more and plan to keep trying to cook in more.

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    Casey Stonecypher — August 23, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    More fresh fruits and vegetables. We don’t have kids but I start a new job Tuesday and would love this set to help get dinner on the table!

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    Danielle — August 23, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Fruit is so expensive in Hawai’i – I don’t know if I could afford this recipe. :) But I do enjoy a good fruit leather. I’ll have to watch for sales… :)

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    Anne — August 24, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Yummy!! Might just have to try! And it’s pretty too!

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    Carmen — August 25, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    I want to make more of our snacks at home instead of purchasing highly-processed ones.

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