Healthy Popsicles for Kids

With summer around the corner and the kids hanging around the house I was looking for some healthy and low fat snacks to keep around. I was thinking that homemade popsicles are better than any store bought ones. There really isn’t anything you can’t put in the mix. Anything you put in a smoothie you can put in a popsicle. I like to add honey in everything so its great in popsicles. I think you can even sneak some pureed vegetables mixed with sweet fruit like apples in a popsicle. It is important to look for some popsicle molds that are BPA free Here are a couple ideas I found.

3 bananas
6 Popsicle sticks
1/4 cup natural peanut butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped peanuts or walnuts, granola, crispy rice cereal, or sunflower seeds

How: Peel the bananas. Cut them in half, widthwise, and push a Popsicle stick through the cut end of each half. Spread peanut butter on the bananas, and then roll them in the nuts, cereal, or seeds. Wrap them in waxed paper and freeze for three hours.

1 quart orange juice
2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 tablespoon of honey
Blend till smooth. Pour into molds and freeze.

Made 12 – 2.5 oz. popsicles.

Blueberry and Peach Popsicles
Fresh blended peaches
a tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup small wild blueberries.
Blend well & freeze.

Vegetable and Fruit pop
pureed carrots
pureed apples
pureed rasberries
a tablespoon of honey
blend and freeze

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