It still feels like summer, but the kids are back in school and I’m getting daily after school request for cool treats. Please tell me I’m not the only one with a kid negotiating with me on after school snacks! I get the “I’ve been working so hard all day, mom,” followed by the “I ate my entire lunch so I’ve earned a treat!” I’ve been down that road of giving in and offering up the less-than-stellar snack only to wind up with a tired and grouchy kiddo by dinner time, with homework that’s like pulling teeth to get finished. That’s when I decided to come up with an energizing and good-for-you treat that will get the kids excited and leave me feeling good about what I’m giving them. To top it off, the kids can make these themselves, they kill two birds with one stone: We’ve got an after school activity together and a snack! Check out Lincoln and his step-by-step to creating these pops.
What you need for this energizing after-school snack:
- We really like the Del Monte Fruit Cups — they’ve got mango and pineapple and no high fructose corn syrup!
- We also like the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers in Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Peach Mango, Blueberry, and Apple Cinnamon.
- Your kid’s favorite Yogurt
- Popsicle molds
- Let your kids experiement with flavor combinations. We added a little fruit, followed by a little fruit burst squeezer and repeated with different fruits and squeezers and layers of lemon yogurt. My favorite was lemon yogurt with the blueberry fruit squeezer. Mmmm. Now put them in the freezer for a few hours or overnight and enjoy!