Have you ever tried your hand at making your own veggie packed popsicles? If you answered yes then you’ll probably agree when I say that the end product can be hit or miss. Throwing some veggies in a blender and adding fruit juice isn’t always enough to make hidden veggies appetizing.
The flavor that comes from raw vegetables can overpower even the sweetest fruit, if not measured correctly. It takes trials and errors to find that sweet spot in a popsicle that contains both vegetables and fruits.
Thankfully, I’m here to tell you that after several attempts, I have come up with 3 delicious flavors of popsicles. They not only have HEALTHY ingredients but also have…..
subtle undertones of vegetable goodness
a deliciously sweet fruit base
& fun textures to boot!
These veggie packed popsicles are also a fun activity for little people to prepare. Each flavor only taking 4 simple steps to create! Once ready, the flavors are safe for reluctant eaters.
(Note: I made a point to not add too much sugar/fruit juice in these recipes. I like how these popsicles emit a hint of the added veggie’s flavor. I think it serves as a great introduction to the new tastes.)
Plus, if you are aiming to give your picky eaters a GREAT experience in trying new vegetables and fruits, these 3 flavors are perfect for you. They use easy to find ingredients straight from the garden or market, which you can definitely use to your advantage.
What exactly do I mean by, advantage? Well….let’s just say that instead of being sneaky and hiding the fact that these popsicles contain a vegetable, you can try a more productive approach. This starts by encouraging your picky eater’s active participation.
Basically, let your kids get in on the secret! There’s veggies in their pops and you ain’t hiding it no mo’! 🙂
I know, sounds crazy, right? But we’ve all got to start somewhere as feeders of our tribe. Baby steps is always my mantra. When you are feeling ready enough to give it a go, you can learn more about different ways you could set the scene for your picky eater’s positive new food experience. A good place to start is by reading my post about a simple strategy I like to use called building background food knowledge.
Regardless if you decide to let your little ones in on the secret or not , you are making an effort to get those veggies in and the end product is gonna taste oh-so-good!
So, give yourself a pat on the back and gather your veggies. Take pics and tag me, (#naturbaker) on Instagram if you’re feeling inspired. I’d love to see these pops in action, especially with your little ones consuming them!! 🙂
ps- these recipes make LOTS of popsicle juice for freezing! So make sure you save your extra juice in a mason/glass jar in the fridge. I’ve been refilling my popsicle molds for 2 weeks now and it’s been a lifesaver for my Beach and Fields during these hot days!