Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Yummy Healthy Summer Snacks

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My two year old, Alexandra (see wordless wednesday post) loves popcicles or "pops" as she calls them. I started buying sugar - free but they are more expensive. She doesn't eat enough fruit so instead of freezing juice I started freezing the fruit itself.

She loves the icy consistancy. I do melon balls, peach slices, blueberries. If you want to cut time then canned peach slices will work. I have also bought the fruit already frozen but that's not very frugal.

When freezing, lay fruit pieces on a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper. Put in ziplock freezer bag after completely frozen.

We also do yogurt frozen in popcicle molds. If we buy gogurts, I freeze them. They make a great summer snack!

It's just so hot and the children don't seem to eat very much so I try to make the healthy snacks more refreshing.

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janice said...

great ideas - i love frozen things too. I like to make the popsicles too.

janice said...

Too cute!

I actually have a similar picture myself, but I don't hink I will put it on my blog. My son is four and I know he would be upset now let alone when he was older!