Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sassy Color Pops

One thing borrowed, one thing blue, one thing FROZEN for me and for you (familiar?). In our continuing series on healthy fun snacks that you can make and enjoy with your little one, we introduce Sassy color pops – a way to:
  1. Encourage fruity fun even for little ones just starting to enjoy pureed fruits
  2. Learn about colors  
  3. Learn about the magic of texture and temperature – the room temperature blueberries mix with the cold yogurt and then become SUPER COLD in the freezer.  
  4. Buy some wooden popsicle sticks or use plastic reusable ones  
  5. Get an ice cube tray, popsicle mold or a small paper cup 
  6. Pick out your fruit combo with your little one, thinking about the colors you’ll end up with. Bananas mix well with just about any fruit (mango, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries) and are simple DELISH frozen  
  7. Use low fat vanilla yogurt and puree half fruit, half yogurt in a blender  
  8. Have your little one help scoop into the mold with a spoon 
  9. Put in the stick and freeze for 3 hours  
  10. Use the opportunity to TALK about what you’ve done – mixing, colors, freezing. Talk about what the pop feels like (cold!).  
  11. ENJOY!!!

As always, follow our food safety tips and make sure to accommodate any allergies or special needs your child may have!