Two weeks ago, I posted about poptails, or boozy popsicles. Last week, I wrote about kid-friendly popsicles featuring fresh fruit flavors. This week, I’m building upon the kid-friendly to the down-right sneaky.
What do I mean by sneaky? Well for many parents, (and spouses), it can be difficult to get family members to get their recommended amount of vegetables each day. Smoothies are one great way to sneak in extra nutrients, additionally, you can bake vegetables right into desserts as well. But when it comes to summer, think popsicles.
Yes, that’s right. You can add pureed vegetables right to fruit-flavored popsicle recipes and your kids will be none the wiser.
For example, pictured above are the Strawberry Banana Popsicles with a Twist from food blogger Fiona of the blog Lost Garden. If you’d rather stick with fruit-only popsicles, check out her Berry Coconut Popsicles as well.
If you’re interested in creating your own sneaky popsicle recipes, check out The Sneaky Chef’s recipes for vegetable purees that can be added to baked goods, as well as smoothies and popsicles:
I would also recommend checking out The Sneaky Chef books for more great tips on how to sneak some extra nutrients into kid- and adult-friendly foods. Enjoy!