A Healthy Summer Treat for the Kids

popsicleWith summer struggling to make it’s way through I thought I would push it along a little with a refreshing summer snack for the kiddies! A perfect snack to help cool down the kids on those hot summer days which includes a serving or two of fruit as well. Get the kids involved in making them the night before to get them excited about the snack.

Healthy Fruit Filled Frozen Treat

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups watermelon puree (seedless if possible)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  •  1 peach or nectarine, diced small
  • handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Directions:

Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth. Set aside.

Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed will vary depending on size of molds). Fill each one with the chopped fresh fruit. Then pour in the watermelon puree until each mold is full to the top. Place a popsicle stick into each one. Place into your freezer and freeze for about 6 to 8 hours.

When ready to serve, run the popsicle molds under warm water for a few seconds and then pull each one out.

You can use whatever fruit you have on hand to make a colorful frozen treat.

Adapted from: http://www.dashrecipes .com

Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

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