Monday, January 12, 2009


Recently, I was on a mom's site that I frequent online and one mom was talking about buying popsicles at the grocery store. She said that with all of the confusing information out there about sugar, she didn't know whether she should buy the popsicles made with sugar or a sugar substitute. Well, and this is just my opinion, sugar is a natural product and sugar substitutes are not. So, when in doubt go with the natural choice where your children are concerned. Homemade popsicles are incredibly easy to make and they taste so much better than store bought. One of the best bonuses to making your own popsicles is that you can control the ingredients, so your children don't have to ingest unnecessary dyes or additives to have a special sweet treat! If these recipes don't work for you, try another combination that suits your family.

Watermelon Pops
Fresh super ripe watermelon

Blend watermelon in a blender until completely pureed. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Berry Blast Yogurt Pops
1 C. Greek Yogurt, plain or vanilla
1 1/2 C. frozen berries
Honey* to taste

* Children under 18 months should not have honey. A little apple juice concentrate or sugar will work fine to sweeten in this case.

Blend all ingredients together and pour into molds to freeze. Makes 4-8 depending on the size of your molds.

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