Dive into popsicle treats this summer!

Just in time for the warm weather, have fun with your little picky eaters when making some popsicles throughout the summer! Kids will have a blast with popsicle molds such as the ones below, or even using plastic cups. Take a look below at some of these yummy recipes your children will enjoy:

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First up, Watermelon Fruit Pops:

These tasty popsicles incorporate six different fruits and will be fun to make with your children. Incorporate fun lessons while making these popsicles, such as counting the number of fruits and popsicles you make, or simply going over which fruit is which!

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What you will need:

  • 3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 peach or nectarine, diced small
  • A handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • Popsicle mold or paper/plastic cups with popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon in to chunks and then puree it in a blender until there is a smooth consistency.
  2. Set out about a dozen Popsicle molds (amount needed will depend on size of the molds).
  3. Have your children fill each mold with fresh fruit
  4. Pour in the watermelon puree after.
  5. Place a popsicle stick into each mold and let freeze for 6-8 hours.
  6. Your popsicles are ready for the kids to enjoy!

Up next, Fruit and Honey Yogurt Popsicles!

These popsicles put a twist on just any regular popsicle, they have yogurt in them! Have your kids help out with making these, and they’ll be itching to try them!

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of one large {room temperature, pre-rolled} orange (ours gave us about 1/2 a cup)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (or more, depending on desired sweetness)
  • 2 cups of fruit, diced finely—some ideas would include: blueberries, mango, kiwi, and raspberries, anything your picky eater likes!

Directions:

  1. Finely cut up fresh fruit.
  2. Have your child mix yogurt, honey, and orange juice in a bowl.
  3. Allow your child to place yogurt into each mold, then allow them to place the cut up fruit in which a spoon.
  4. Allow the popsicles to freeze overnight.
  5. Enjoy the popsicles they next day!

For more information, see the following links:

http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2012/07/watermelon-whole-fruit-popsicles.html

http://mamapapabubba.com/2013/09/10/healthy-fruit-and-honey-yogurt-popsicles/

 

Written by Lauren Falkowski 

 

 

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