Getting kids excited about healthy food can be challenging. However, if you allow them to be involved in preparing the food, they might be more open to try it! One fun way to introduce a variety of fruits to your child is to make homemade popsicles together. This is the perfect family activity for these hot summer days.
Here are a few tips to help them participate:
This is one of my favorite recipes for easy-to-make popsicles:
- 2 cups of fruit (the fruit can be frozen or fresh and you can choose any combination of fruits. Some of our favorites are strawberry, blueberry, peach, pineapple, raspberry, blackberry, and mango)
- 1 ½ cup of yogurt (regular or Greek yogurt)
- Optional: You can add honey to make it even sweeter
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender until fully blended, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze for 4-5 hours. Once they are thoroughly frozen, you can enjoy your cool summer treat!
For more popsicle recipes, I found the following website helpful: https://babyfoode.com/blog/15-healthy-popsicle-recipes-for-toddlers-kids/. If you have any concerns with your child’s development, give us a call at TEAM 4 Kids!
Katie Pell, MS, CCC-SLP