But sometimes a Grandma wants to make a special treat for her grandbabies. A healthy treat, of course! So I decided that frozen yogurt pops would be the perfect thing, especially with warmer weather approaching. I found this nifty little pop maker earlier this spring:
|the pop mold|
I like the size (treats are supposed to be small, right?) and the circular handle (easy for baby hands to hold and nobody gets poked in the eye with a stick).
I mixed together some Greek yogurt, some fruit juice, and some ground flaxseed and let it sit for a bit to thicken. I didn't measure but I'd guess I used a half cup of the yogurt, a third cup of juice, and a quarter cup of ground flaxseed. Once the mixture was thickened, I spooned it into the molds, put on the handles, and popped them into the freezer. There was some left that wouldn't fit, so Mommy fed it to them with breakfast, unfrozen. They inhaled it so I was hopeful!
The pops were a bit of a pain to get out of the molds but I'm pretty sure it was worth it. You be the judge...
|Liam when he started. Liam when he finished. Not much difference!|
|Levi when he started. Don't touch my pop!|
|Oh, this pop is good. Sooooo good!|
|Where did my pop go? I want more pop now!!!|
As much as they liked the pops, they were content to eat a good dinner not long afterward. That's how much they love their veggies!