Good afternoon everyone,
I hope you are doing great!
This morning while hubby was at work, my parents treated us to a delicious breakfast, my nephew came with us too and we had a great time. Remember how Nate is ‘obsessed’ with Spiderman, well I now have a migraine because I had to play the old ‘Spiderman cartoon theme song’ for him at least 20 times in the car during our ride back home. Not only do I have to play it for him from my phone, I have to sing too. I still can’t believe I haven’t learned all the lyrics yet.
It’s OK, as long as he is happy, I am happy.
Last Friday, Nate had chickenpox, it started with a fever and we were worried about it. He had two tough days but he is now doing great. He is looking more like his old self, running around and asking to go and play outside. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you might already know that Nate is a picky eater. He loves sugar as much as I do but we have decided to reduce his intake and he is not too happy about it. Don’t get me wrong, we have not being feeding him with sugar only, is just that he prefers it over healthy food. I’ve cleared out my pantry from chocolate and marshmallows, so he can’t ask for them anymore. I think it’s been harder for me because I LOVE chocolate.
I’ve been ‘googling‘ Google for easy, healthy summer snacks for toddlers and there are so many delicious ones out there but a lot of them require sugar. I read many blogs and sites about how to make your own fruit popsicles but they all add sugar to make them taste better. I decided to make my own and to NOT add sugar to mine:
OK, I’m almost embarrassed to write the list of the steps to follow and the ingredients to use to prepare these delicious fruit pops because it is so short but I just had to because they are very easy to prepare and they taste great.
For Nate’s pops, I choose fruits that I knew he wouldn’t mind eating: strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, orange, green grapes.
Nate is a picky eater, so I was limited to the choice of fruits to choose from but depending on your toddler’s taste buds you can choose your own:
Then I placed the fruits in the pops, after you have placed all the fruits in each pop, you will realize that there is not much space left for juice, that’s fine, just add a very small amount, it’s enough. I choose orange juice for Nate.
I had to refrigerate these for at least 3 hours before serving them to my little man. I was very happy because he really enjoyed them and this was the perfect way to integrate fruits into his diet with not too much sugar. When he asks for them he says ‘juuuce’, but he really wants to say ‘juice’:
I also made another batch for Nate and me with two of my favorite fruits: strawberries and watermelon. I didn’t add any sugar or juice to these ones. I cut the watermelon and strawberries into very small pieces and poured a very small amount of water to them.
They are healthy, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day like the one we are having here today !
I’ve prepared 2 batches of these already and I prefer the strawberries and watermelon popsicles but Nate prefers the fruit pops:
We enjoyed these outside, but hubby says he prefers ice cream!
I don’t do this very often, so enjoy while it last; goofy picture of myself taken from my iPhone while I was eating one of them. After I hit the button “Publish”, I might regret posting this picture, so don’t be surprised if I take it down later tonight:
wish you a great summer week everyone!
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