Summertime is here! For many families, that means sunny days spent playing in the yard, enjoying picnics together outside and creating lifelong memories. With so many healthy fruits and veggies in season during the summer months, making healthy recipes together is just another great way to create those memories together!
What better way to keep your baby cool and hydrated during the summer than with popsicles!? Homemade popsicles are often highly preferred by little ones of all ages, they provide an easy way to incorporate fruit and veggies in baby's diet, they make a great way to soothe teething gums and they can be prepped in under 5 minutes! By using simple baby food ingredients, popsicles are easy to prep and serve at home. Here are three Organic Popsicle Recipes that can be made and enjoyed together as a family!
FRUIT & YOGURT SWIRL PEACH POPSICLE
Around 6 months of age, most babies are able to try out yogurt! To make this creamy treat, gather the ingredients and follow the steps below!
- 1 cup organic plain whole baby yogurt
- 1 cup frozen organic peaches
1/2 cup formula *
- 4 empty baby yogurt cups
- 4 popsicle sticks
- Blend yogurt, peaches & formula in blender until creamy
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold or empty baby yogurt cups, insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight
Remove from popsicle mold and enjoy!
*If you have older toddlers and children, you can supplement plain whole milk yogurt for the baby yogurt & organic whole milk in the place of formula.
FROZEN VEGGIE POPS
Ages: 6 months & up
- 1 cup organic veggies (try your baby's favorites, but we recommend Sweet Potatoes, Squash or Carrots!)
- 1/2 cup organic apple juice
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 4 count popsicle mold
- Mix veggies, apple juice and ice in a blender until combined
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold
- Freeze until solid
- Remove from mold and enjoy!
TROPICAL FRUIT POPSICLE
Ages: 8 months & up
- 1/2 of an organic orange
- 1/2 organic banana
- 1/2 cup pureed carrots
- 1/2 cup diced pineapple
- 1 tsp. honey (omit for babies under one year)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup ice
- 6 count popsicle mold
- Combine all fruit, veggies, water and ice in blender
- Blend until smooth, add more or less water depending on desired consistency
- Pour into popsicle mold
- Freeze overnight
- Remove from mold and enjoy!
Looking for a fun meal alternative for baby when the weather is hot!? Smoothies also serve as an excellent way to incorporate healthy foods into your little one's diet!
Have you tried homemade popsicles with your little ones!? If so, share your favorite healthy ingredients with us below!
If your baby has allergies, be sure to check with a pediatrician before trying these. Always be sure to introduce foods one at a time prior to making these to be sure baby can tolerate the ingredients. Monitor babies and children at all times while eating.
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