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Homemade Foot Stool
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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
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Enjoy Healthy and Easy Fruit Pops for hot summer days

fruit pops

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.

my son eating a Fruit Pops

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:

fruit pops

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:

homemade Fruit Pops

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’:

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fruit pops

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 !

Fruit Pops using strawberries and watermelon no sugar added

I’ve prepared 2 batches of these already and I prefer the strawberries and watermelon popsicles but Nate prefers the fruit pops:

strawberrie and watermelon pops

We enjoyed these outside, but hubby says he prefers ice cream!

strawberrie and watermelon pops

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:

eating strawberries and watermelon pops

wish you a great summer week everyone!

Thanks again for stopping by!

 

IngridLinking this week to these fun parties!

 

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  • mtetar says:

    Hi Nate! Glad you’re feeling better and over with the Chickenpox. What A great treat mom made for you. Tell her I said thanks for sharing. I’m sure it is tasty and healthy. I’m definitely going to share this treat how to. Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar

    July 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much Mtetar , I will try to eat my fruits! 🙂 from Nate!
      🙂 thank you Mtetar for your lovely comment, so glad the chickenpox was mild and he no longer has a fever and also glad that he liked his fruit pops 🙂

      July 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • Ruby says:

    Like the fruit pops !! 🙂

    July 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! Nate and I we enjoyed eating them! 🙂
      thanks for stopping by too!

      July 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  • momtimes4 says:

    These look amazing!!

    July 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, I think your little ones would love these! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    I’m so glad I got to see it before you took it down! Adorable – both you and the baby and the recipe looks so fresh!

    July 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 thanks Kelli! 🙂 you are so kind & I will leave the picture for now because I haven’t had time to be ashamed of it yet! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm
  • Jenna says:

    Wow! These look so tasty and healthy! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    July 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jenna! 🙂 the watermelon and strawberries are very good and no sugar, can’t believe how good they taste! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • HomeforNow says:

    Those actually look beautiful and delicious! And I’m sure they are alot healthier than the store bought ones too!

    July 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Michelle, I’m glad you liked them and yes, I think they are healthier than those we buy at the store 🙂 thanks again Michelle

      July 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    I can’t believe he had chickenpox and I’m glad he is doing better. The popsicles looks delicious!

    July 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Julia! 🙂
      yes, we believe he caught this from a kid birthday party we had (another kid had it too and the mom let us all know)

      July 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Glad Nate is feeling better.
    So, when are you going to memorize the words to Spiderman?
    Anyway, my boys (particularly the older one) loves popsicles. He eats them all the time. So, we need them to be healthy. My wife buys this healthy juice and simply freezes it in popsicle form.
    Yours look tasty. I think my son would love the watermelon/strawberry popsicle. They are his favorite fruits.

    July 10, 2013 at 12:06 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Larry!
      🙂 ha!ha! I have to admit that I am getting there, I have to put an effort to memorize the lyrics ha!ha! 🙂
      Good idea about using juice (much faster than cutting fruits) but Nate is so difficult I have to make sure to only include fruits he likes 🙂
      your son likes what I like watermelon and strawberries; they are delicious!

      July 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        I think you should make a video of yourself after you memorize the words to the Spiderman song. That would be funny.

        July 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          ha!ha! 🙂
          hilarious! I don’t think anyone wants to hear me sing, except for Nate of course! ha!ha!
          I think that even my dogs don’t like it when I sing ha!ha! 🙂

          July 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            Unfortunately, I know what you mean.
            My mother has a terrible singing voice. She tells the story of when she was a child that her music teacher asked her to lip sync. Ouch!

            July 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂 hi!hi! ouch! yes!

            July 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    Looks super healthy. And don’t take the pic down, all goofy pictures are good 🙂

    July 10, 2013 at 6:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 thank you Jill! I love taking goofy pictures but posting one of them is a first for me, I might keep it for a while! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    test

    July 10, 2013 at 7:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      got it! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Yay! I finally figured out how to comment. Apparently my normal Firefox doesn’t work so I tried Google Chrome and that works! Your popsicles look amazing! We make homemade popsicles here all of the time too! Last year I juiced fresh tomatoes and made popsicles with those. The kids liked them until I told them what was in them. This year when we get lots of tomatoes I will do the same thing but add some fruits to it as well and see what they think!

    July 10, 2013 at 7:48 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 glad you could leave a comment Melissa! 🙂 & so happy to hear from you too! 🙂
      🙂 oh! never thought of that popsicles with fresh tomatoes, I would’ve been like them I’m sure, every time my mom used to tell me what was in our food, I didn’t want to eat it anymore! I guess, now I know why Nate is so difficult with food too ha!ha! 🙂
      hope you give it a try and hope they really like them, you should ask them which fruits they want in them! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • Cristina@remodelandolacasa says:

    Oh, my son is a Popsicle monster, he loves them! Now, I’m kind of ashamed to say I keep on giving him the store bought ones 🙁 I got to change for this healthier alternative!

    July 10, 2013 at 11:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 don’t be ashamed Cristina, I used to do the same thing but now we are trying to prepare him healthy snacks and this is why we tried this and I’m so happy he liked them! 🙂 Hope you give this one a try! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Those look so yummy and healthy. Definitely pinning these 🙂 YOu have such awesome idea. BTW – love the picture of you at the end. 😀

    July 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thanks Gabriella and thanks for sharing it too 🙂 & the picture of the end is goofy but now I’m thinking of keeping it ha!ha! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    They’re beautiful Ingrid! I made some for the girls using white grape juice. I think I too would love strawberries and watermelon without any juice… they are 2 of my favourite summer fruits! I’ll have to try that out next time! Have a great week Ingrid!

    July 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Grape juice popsicles; another yummy idea Lidia! 🙂
      oh! yeah, I think you would love the strawberries and watermelon ones without any sugar in them, they are yummy and healthy! 🙂
      wish you a beautiful week too Lidia! 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  • justagirlabby says:

    These look delicious! My boys would love them. We are trying to cut back on their sugar too. It can be so tough! And definitely keep the picture of you–you look adorable! 🙂

    ~Abby =)

    July 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Abby, it’s a funny picture I took when eating them, I thought they were funny and why not add them to the post! 🙂
      & oh! yes, it has been tough not giving him any sugar but because he can’t see them anymore, he can’t ask! 😉

      July 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  • Brandi @Don't Disturb This Groove says:

    You’re such a good mommy! Your baby looks as if he’s really enjoying his sweet treat.

    July 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you so much sweet Brandi for your lovely comment! 🙂 he really loved these and I preferred the watermelon ones 🙂

      July 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  • cassie says:

    those look delicious! and how stinkin cute are you!

    July 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! 🙂 Thank you Cassie

      July 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Hi Ingrid, very healthy these lollipops, I think that is a great idea for summer 🙂
    Your picture eating the lollipor is very funny !! 🙂

    July 11, 2013 at 4:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Izabel! 🙂 I will be making more of the watermelon ones today again for me 🙂

      July 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Sorry, Lollipops 🙂

    July 11, 2013 at 4:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 don’t worry about it, I understood lollipops! 🙂

      July 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    I really need to get a few of these molds — because these look SO yummy and refreshing right now, Ingrid! Awesome! 🙂
    Kenley

    July 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks Kenley & yes, they are perfect for the summer 🙂 hope you get those molds 🙂

      July 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm
  • Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate says:

    Visiting from the Creative Connection link party … your fruit pops look so yummy and refreshing! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

    July 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Brenda 🙂 really glad you stopped by today and wish you a great weekend too 🙂

      July 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm
  • Christine says:

    I want some Ingrid!! YUMMY!!!

    July 12, 2013 at 10:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 thanks Christine 🙂

      July 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    They look so refreshing!

    July 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Steph! these fruit pops were really refreshing and they are very easy to make; perfect for those hot summer days!

      July 14, 2013 at 8:10 am
  • April @ Angel's Homestead says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipe with Saturday Spotlight. We love making fruit pops in our house too. Glad to hear your son is feeling better.
    Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!

    April
    Angels Homestead

    July 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much April, yes Nate is doing much better now, he is himself now; running and jumping everywhere! the fruit pops are so good and glad to hear you make them too! thanks again and wish a beautiful weekend too 🙂

      July 14, 2013 at 8:13 am
  • Carrie From Carrie This Home says:

    These look great & I think my kids would really like them! It’s the perfect summer treat for kids and adults! Thanks for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home. I hope to see you back next time.

    July 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Carrie and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

      July 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Great idea!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Rexlin 🙂

      July 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  • emily says:

    those look SO yummy and I love that they are healthy.. I also think that last photo of you is adorable :o) thanks for linking up to nap-timecreations.com Tasteful Tuesday party. You are being featured today in a summer fun round up. I would love for you to come on over and check it out. Feel free to spread the word of the round up on your favorite social media :o) Thanks!

    July 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much for the feature! very happy about it! thanks again too for stopping by! 🙂

      July 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • Mariel @ Or so she says... says:

    Just wanted to let you know this was featured on ‘Or so she says…’ today!! Thanks so much for linking it up. ~ Mariel

    July 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mariel 🙂 I will go and visit right now, thanks again!

      July 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    I love to make my own treats to control the sugar and products that go into them. This is a great idea for kiddos and adults alike. You go girl 🙂 Glad the little man is feeling better too 🙂

    July 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you so much! I’m so glad he is OK now 🙂 and it’s been difficult limiting his sugar intake but we had to do it and this was a delicious treat to give him! 🙂

      July 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm
      • Seasonsgirl says:

        You seem to be doing well 🙂

        July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 thank you!

          July 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • allyson says:

    omg chicken pox??! I didn’t know kids got that anymore! They vax all the kids here for it, so you barely hear about it! These pops look amazing though!

    July 22, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks Allyson!
      & I know, we rarely hear about this here too but we went to a kids birthday party and the mother called in 2 days later letting parents know that her kid had chicken pox, and a day later; our little one had fever!

      July 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

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