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Easy Dessert Idea … Kid Approved & Healthy {Kids In The Kitchen Series}

September 16, 2014
Healthy Homemade Popsicles | View From The Fridge

Okay … so the optimal time to post this homemade ‘popsicle’ idea would probably have been in the beginning of the Summer.

Well … it’s September, and I’m not waiting until next May to post this, so here it is!  Plus it might still be hot where you are (or you may just have some kiddos that love popsicles all year round like mine).

My boys LOVE popsicles (and that’s an understatement).  It’s probably one of their favorite things about visiting Grandma (ONE of their many favorite things).  I don’t however, love the generic, store bought kind filled with artificial dyes (and who knows what else).

They aren’t crazy, however, about spinach (or most green vegetables).

My solution?  Homemade popsicles filled with good stuff … including spinach.  And … It could NOT be easier (just requires a little pre-planning).

Ingredients:

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  1. Spinach.  Lots of it!
  2. Frozen Fruit (we like lots of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)
  3. Coconut Milk
  4. Vanilla Yogurt
  5. Coconut Oil
  6. Homemade Popsicle molds

Now … you might be wondering what’s up with the coconut oil in the smoothies?  You can definitely leave it out, but we throw it in to get a little more fat in their diets.  Spinach has several fat soluble vitamins which are great for kids (and you!), but require fat in your digestive tract to properly absorb these vitamins (read more about that here, here, and here).  If you’re not big on the coconut OIL in your smoothies (as it doesn’t completely dissolve), just use a full fat yogurt instead!

The How-to:

Basically, throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth:

Healthy Homemade Popsicles  |  View From The Fridge

Blend

Yep.  Sorry for the less-than-detailed instructions, but I think you get the picture.

Add some of everything … then add a little more of this, a little more of that until you’re happy.  It should be fairly smooth and thin enough to easily pour.

Pour it into the molds:

Healthy Homemade Popsicles  |  View From The Fridge

 

Add the top and freeze for a couple hours:

Healthy Homemade Popsicles  |  View From The Fridge

 

Once frozen … Pop it off and enjoy!

Healthy Homemade Popsicles  |  View From The Fridge

 

Healthy Homemade Popsicles  |  View From The Fridge

>>  UP NEXT  <<

This was the fourth week of our Kids In The Kitchen Series where we’re challenging you to get your kids more involved in the kitchen!  Here’s the schedule for the rest of the ‘Kids In The Kitchen’ series:

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8/25: What’s for breakfast? (Check out our Gluten Free Pancake Poppers)

9/1: Let’s do Lunch!  (Check out our Homemade Chicken Nuggets)

9/8: Dinnertime!  (Check out our Pizza On A Stick)

9/15: Delicious Desserts.

9/22: Snack Attack!

9/29: Kid Creations…(Let your kids come up with a recipe! Fail or Success, it will be fun!)

>>  CHECK OUT MORE KID FRIENDLY LUNCH IDEAS  <<

Be sure to check out what these other lovely ladies made for lunch with the kiddos:

Amber at From ABC’s to ACT’s

Katy at Chaos and Kiddos

Julia at The Everyday Momma

Becka at Probably Crafting

Echo at The Mad Mommy

>>  JOIN IN THE FUN  <<

Now it’s your turn!  Any great popsicle recipes?  Any good dessert ideas for kids?

Are your kids as obsessed with popsicles as mine are?!?!

Link up your kid approved recipes below!!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast September 16, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I’ve been wanting to get some popsicle molds! These sound delicious and good for you, too.

  • Reply Echo September 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    What a great way to sneak some healthy stuff into a treat!
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  • Reply Erin September 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    These sound sooo good, Katie! I think they are adult-approved too :) I’m going to try them for sure!
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  • Reply Julia September 16, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Sneaking spinach in is so genius! I need to start doing that with smoothies and such; how smart because I have the hardest time with Myles and his veggies. He is so good with fruit and proteins, but he avoid! veggies like the plague!

  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney September 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Wow that’ awesome these are healthy!! We’ve made orange juice and V8 Splash Popsicle so I’ll add this to the list that we need to make.
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  • Reply Savanna September 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    These look great! I think my kids would love them… And me too! Anytime I can sneak in good stuff is a win for me!!
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    • Reply Katie September 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Yes, I love that they get so excited to eat these! They’re probably more healthy than the meal itself … ha!

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls September 29, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Fabulous idea! Yum. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls
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