Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy? One of the best ways I have discovered to get my two year old to shove fruits and vegetables into his mouth is by camouflaging them as a treat. That’s right, rather than hand my son a pomegranate or chunk of broccoli for a snack I have had success with homemade popsicles. I have tried a variety of combinations including pureeing fruits and vegetables and adding yogurt to make a smoothie consistency then freezing them. So far he has liked them all (thank goodness)!
Take a look at this recipe for homemade orange juice and fruit popsicles. It is loaded with the nutrients that little bodies need and contains the sweetness that will motivate them to keep licking.
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Homemade Orange Juice and Fruit Popsicles
2 C. orange juice
Fresh fruit of your choice – We used sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and raspberries cut in half.
Popsicle molds – (only $1 at Dollar Tree)
Popsicle sticks (optional)
Makes 8 regular size popsicle molds (1 popsicle = 1 serving).
1. Pour ¼ C. of orange into each popsicle mold. You will only need to fill the mold about ½ way with juice as the berries will take up more room.
2. Add 3-4 of each fresh fruit filling to the top and use a butter knife (or popsicle stick) to push the fruit down. Top with a little bit more orange juice if desired.
3. Place the tops on molds and freeze.
Note: If you prefer to use popsicle sticks (as shown in the photos), simply cover each mold with a small sheet of saran wrap. Use a knife to make a slit directly in the center and place your popsicle stick through the hole. Easy!
What homemade fruit popsicle combinations do your kids enjoy? Please share in the comments.