I’m back! I’m sorry I abandoned this blog for a couple of months. So much for my New Year’s resolution! Well, to explain my absence, I have fun news…I’m pregnant! That’s right We’re expected our second little one on January 18. That makes me almost 18 weeks pregnant. For almost the entire first trimester, I felt horrible and blogging seemed way too hard to do at the time!
Blogging is not the only thing I abandoned…check out my gardens.
While hubby kept up with them for awhile, it got to be too much with my lack of energy and with the end of the summer semester for him.
And with our growing family, we’ve been house hunting. It’s been fun, but much more work that I was expecting. haha. That’s been our new hobby on the weekends. Please keep your fingers crossed for us!
Anyway, I’m back . And with the weather here lately, I figured I would talk about healthy summer treats for kids. Yeah, I know it’s already August but despite our daily rainstorms, it’s still ridiculously hot each day. While there’s nothing wrong with just good ole’ ice cream or a snowball sometimes, we want to keep in mind that regular treats like those should be in moderation.
So what kind of treat can be healthy?
- Frozen fruit – We especially love frozen grapes…just remember to cut grapes in at least half to prevent choking in little ones.
- Low fat frozen yogurts or ice cream – You can use fresh fruit as toppings!
- 100% fruit juice popsicles – Just like regular juice, look for one that does not list sugar as an ingredient.
- Fruit smoothies – Add different types of fruit to milk. Add ice and blend!
- Homemade ice cream sandwich – Add lite cool whip between two graham cracker squares. Put in plastic wrap and freeze for ~1 hour.
In the August issue of Parents magazine, there was a large spread of cool treats for kids along with recipes. You should check it out if you haven’t!
I’ve tried one recipe so far, and I wanted to share because our family thought they were so good!
Purple Peach Popsicle
*Parents Magazine recipe-I made no changes, except for wording.
To make this recipe, you will need a popsicle mold. I got mine from Walmart. It has four compartments with the sticks to hold the bottoms, and it cost a little over $1.
100% Grape Juice
Frozen peach slices
First, take 1-2 peach slices and place in each popsicle mold. The ones that I bought only fit 1 peach slice. Next, fill up each mold with grape juice-mine held no more than 4 oz. Add bottoms to mold or you can add a wooden popsicle stick and cover with saran wrap.
Place in freezer until completely solid (~3 hours). When ready, remove from freezer and let stand 5-10 minutes before removing from mold. If you’re having trouble removing them from the mold, run under warm water for 10 seconds or you can use a butter knife along the edges.
These were so easy to make and so delicious and refreshing!
I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for reading
What kind of treats does your child enjoy during the summer?