FullSizeRendermiller-150x150You never notice how many times your kids are offered sweets until you start to be intentionally mindful of it.

Birthday parties. Last day of summer camp. Sunday school. ETC.

We had 3 of those things last week. I had to make a decision if the answer would always be NO or if there would be compromise. You need to decide before it happens to prevent WWIII.

We chose to have birthday cake at one party and bring our own real food, no sugar added popsicles to the other places. It’s an extra effort. PLAN AHEAD.

We have 2 types of molds:

41uAQXqtezL (1)1. Amazon 4 Piece Silicone Mold

Pros:  can fit in lunch boxes, smaller mess, less likely to fall on the floor

Cons: harder to clean so scrub good inside

 

2. World Market Popsicle Mold1-IMG_2320

Pros: more popsicle!

Cons: need to run under hot water to get out of mold, I have had a stick break on me, unable to put in lunch boxes

 

You can fill them with no sugar added smoothies, juice, yogurt, applesauce.

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Our easy go to this summer has been filling our silicone molds with Hansen’s natural orange or apple juice from Kroger.

We also love these creamsicles (Recipe).

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Watch out for vanilla. It often has corn syrup added in but is not needed!

 

We hope you’ve been enjoying our Friday guest post with Kristin Miller, one of our excellent Family Nurse Practitioners and nutrition management counselors at Trinity Medical Associates!