Fruit & Veggie Yogurt Pops


If I could go back in time, I would jump back to about two and a half years ago and give my slightly younger, way more naive self a good dose of reality. I was pregnant with my first child and I vividly remember thinking:

My child will never be a picky eater. I won't allow it! 

Fast forward to the present time and I am at my witts end trying to figure out how to get my child to eat anything other than mac & cheese, quesadillas, or oatmeal. I run a pretty healthy kitchen, so giving in to empty nutrition has always left me feeling guilty.  Sure, he loves fruit and could eat it all day long, but then I feel bad about the sugar. Mom guilt--it is seriously the worst.

Fortunately, I have found quite a few ways to sneak in some extra fruits and veggies into my son's diet without him necessarily knowing it. Summer is just around the corner and we are quickly approaching those hot days that either make you want to stay inside with the A/C on blast or go out and enjoy a tasty, cold treat.

While grocery shopping today, I found these cute little rocket pop molds on sale for $1. I decided if I cannot force my son to eat his veggies, I can at least sneak them into a tasty--yet healthy--popsicle.

These turned out amazing and were so easy to make. It took me about 5 minutes from start to freezer.

Want to make them a little more fun? Try out these Silicone Ice Pop Molds for added excitement! (Click on the picture for the link)

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Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup Light Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries
  • Popsicle molds 
Directions:
  1. Combine yogurt, spinach, banana, and berries in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze!
Note: This recipe yields about 4 pops.
 
Yep, it is really that easy!


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