Monday, May 18, 2015

Banana Popsicles

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You guys, I can't even with my child. He eats nothing healthy, and it's not for lack of trying. The kid only wants to eat carbs, and I don't mean apples. He can eat mounds and mounds of bread and pizza (but not the cheese on the pizza, because God forbid). I can say with certainty that, given his genetic makeup, this won't result in a shining future. So, with that desperation in mind, I give you this recipe, if you can even call it that. Banana popsicles, or, "manipulative dessert for toddlers."

Happy bananas!


Ingredients:
  • Bananas
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sprinkles (optional)


Directions:


First, grab some super-ripe bananas.




Slice 'em and dice 'em.




Gently push them onto the popsicle sticks. Don't be distraught if they "tear" a little on the sides. Once they're frozen they'll stay together nicely.




I normally just use vanilla Greek yogurt for these, but I switched it up and also bought a raspberry truffle. Please make sure and get Greek yogurt over regular yogurt. It's thicker and better resembles a popsicle when frozen.




Dip the banana in the yogurt.




Place bananas on a baking pan lined with wax paper.




Cover with sprinkles (optional, but why wouldn't you?) and freeze for about an hour.




Bask in the knowledge that you have totally fooled a one-year-old into eating fruit. Wonkie.


Love and healthy-ish eating,

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