I’d love to cook with my daughter. I really would. But the two of us just can’t seem to figure it out. Maybe I’m just too much of a control freak in the kitchen… or maybe she’s just a two-year-old. It’s hard to say. Regardless, I keep trying.
We have found one thing that does work for us to make together, though: Popsicles! They’re easy, not too fussy, and there are plenty of ingredients that need to be dumped into a blender. The dumping is her favorite part, naturally.
Although the delayed gratification factor of popsicles is all but lost on a two-year-old (they have to freeze, you know), at least I can give her a “smoothie” from the popsicle batter so she can enjoy the fruits of our labors right way.
With the weather heating up (present cold front notwithstanding), these will be in the rotation at our house for quite some time. Not only are they tasty and kid-approved, they also happen to be healthy, incorporating fruit and protein-rich Greek yogurt. It’s a win-win.
Creamy Mixed Berry Popsicles
2 cups Greek yogurt1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp honey
Dump all ingredients into a blender (or let your little do it!). Blend well and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze overnight.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.livemom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lauren.jpg[/author_image] [author_info] Lauren Walz is a freelance writer and editor and mama to a two-year-old girl. While she’s quick to brag about being a fifth-generation Texan, Lauren moved to Northern California in 2004 after graduating from UT Law and lived in the Silicon Valley area until last spring, when she and her family were drawn back to Austin. Lauren is busy getting re-acquainted with her old stomping grounds and is astonished by how the food and wine scene has changed in Austin in the past 8 years. Lauren also blogs about cooking and parenthood on gourmetveggiemama.com.[/author_info] [/author]