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Recipe for Not Wasting Toddler Food

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One of our Kolcraft kids enjoying veggie drops for breakfast!

Sometimes mealtimes with kids means a lot of half eaten food. We decided to see what leftovers would freeze into “snack drops”.  We took half eaten food pouches and leftover veggies that we blended. We placed them on wax paper (just like if you were making your own yogurt drops) and froze them for a few hours. 

They were a big hit (Honestly some vegetables were more of a hit than others, but the fruit went over really well).* We also made some plain yogurt drops to introduce our toddlers to a less sugary yogurt. Somehow the small, frozen drops went over better than just giving them regular plain yogurt. Perhaps a consistency issue? Who knows, but it worked!

Try it and let us know what foods your toddlers like better as a frozen drops.

*These snacks are not portable since they do melt! Leave room for expanding. If you place them too close together they end up melting together. Our Kolcraft kid didn’t mind it because we told her it was a dinosaur. (Use your imagination! :) )

 

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3 Responses to “Recipe for Not Wasting Toddler Food”

  1. Cynthia Keene February 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    I am going to give this a try for my grandkids. They like fruits and veggies but I think they will love these! Thank you for the wonderful idea.

  2. Sam Stamp April 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    This really is a great idea! And a way to introduce different fruits and veggies to the kids. Thank you!

  3. Renata March 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    My little niece loves her fruit and vegies, but I think I will suggest this blog so my sister can get other ideas, and perhaps suggest some of her own, to mums throughout the world.

    Here’s a tip to share: make your own “ice cream” by freezing natural Greek yoghurt and serve with diced fruit. My niece, and the rest of us, love it!

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