Monday, September 19, 2011
MAKING HEALTHY TREATS
Ice cream is loaded with fat, and sorbet is often full of sugar. Cool off with homemade frozen fruit pops instead. You can make your own by pureeing your favorite fruit combinations in a blender and freezing in ice pop molds or five-ounce waxed paper cups. If using cups, cover each one tightly with plastic wrap and then insert a Popsicle stick through the plastic (it’ll keep the stick centered). For extra-sweet treats, add white or purple grape juice to the pureed fruit, or if you like a creamy texture, add yogurt. It’s a fun and delicious way for kids to get a daily serving of fruit. Some of our favorite combos include: mango-banana-pineapple and watermelon-honeydew with lime and white grape juice.