Cooking / Nutrition and Children

Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Kids

July is national Blueberry month (who knew right?). What better way to celebrate this vitamin-packed fruit than to make some healthy blueberry treats with your kids?

Fun Friday Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

What you will need:

  • 12 paper or foil baking cups, 2 1/2 inch size
  • Zest and juices of one small lemon
  • 2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (We like to use sugar in the raw or Stevia. If using one of these substitutes, use less than recipe calls for.)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 12 popsicle sticks
  • Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin pan cups with the paper or foil baking cups.

Ready, Set, Make!

  • In a bowl, blend the lemon zest, lemon juice, yogurt, and sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in the blueberries.
  • Divide the mixture within the paper-lined muffing pan cups.
  • Freeze for 1 1/2 hours, or until almost firm: insert a popsicle stick in the middle of each popsicle.
  • Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.
  • To serve, peel off the paper liners and let the popsicles stand at room temperature for about 4 to 6 minutes to soften slightly for easier eating.

If you want to store them in the freezer for a longer time, cover them with plastic wrap.

What healthy summer recipes for kids do you have to share?

Posted July 9, 2010

by MichelleH

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