Frozen Treats to Make With Kids

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Hot days call for cool treats! Let the kids take over the kitchen and use these simple popsicle recipes to banish boredom and cool the masses. There’s a frozen treat recipe here for every taste from chocolate to fruit, and many of them are low-sugar and low calorie. Get the kids involved and mix up a few of these fantastic frozen goodies today!

 

1. Nutella pops

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This chocolate delight is almost too easy to put together! A little Nutella, some whipped topping, and milk combine to make a light and chocolatey treat that will beat the heat. Use paper cups and popsicle sticks or get a popsicle mold.

 

 

2. White Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Pops

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A little milk, chopped strawberries, and a pack of white chocolate pudding (sugar free if you like!) are all you need to whip up a batch of these pudding pops. Help kids top the popsicle molds off with some slices of strawberry to make it pretty!

 

3. Root Beer Float Pops

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Help kids alternate pouring root beer and scooping ice cream into a popsicle mold to make tasty layers. Inevitably, some of the soda will mix with the ice cream and give the whole treat that beloved root beer float flavor!

 

4. Mint Ice Cream Cookie Cups

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These cookie cups need a little more parent involvement in order to melt the chocolate, but the result is worth it! This snack is all about the layers – a mint cookie base, mint ice cream, and a chocolatey topper. If the kids aren’t interested in mint, try using Oreo cookies for the crust and another favorite ice cream for the center.

 

5. Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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You don’t have to call it healthy if your kids are wary of the word, but it really is! Frozen strawberries, yogurt, agave, and lemon juice are the only ingredients. Blend it together and serve it in a cone or bowl.

 

6. Miniature Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Everything is better in miniature, right? Kids will love making and eating these tiny treats. Simply sandwich a dollop of ice cream between to vanilla wafer cookies, roll the edge in sprinkles, refreeze, and eat.

 

7. Crazy-Easy Snow Cone Treat

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Search your local grocery store for new flavors of sparkling soda. You might be surprised at all the tasty options there are! Grab a few flavors and let the kids make their own combinations in a Popsicle mold, ice cube trays, or even a plastic bag. Be sure to leave some room for the soda to expand as it freezes. Once everything has frozen, kids can have fun mashing and smashing their creations to turn it into a “snow cone.” To make it quick, just throw the frozen soda into a blender with a little more soda from the bottle and serve.

 

8. Banana “Ice Cream”

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Peel and freeze a bunch of bananas and then show the kids how to blend them up with a little bit of milk or cream. Set out small dishes of ice cream toppings – chocolate chips, fruit, coconut flakes, sprinkles, fudge sauce, peanut butter, and whatever else your family loves. Kids will have a blast creating their own banana ice cream sundaes!

 

 

Featured image via Fynes Designs.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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6 Breakfast Power Foods

 Amp up your energy and keep hunger at bay by starting your day with one (or more!) of these 6 breakfast power foods. 6 Breakfast Power Foods ~ Tispaholic.com #health #breakfast #powerfoods

 

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One of the best ways to wake yourself up and build your energy for the day is by eating breakfast. But don’t run out the door with a pastry or just a cup of coffee – the energy you get from simple carbs and caffeine is only momentary. Start your day off right by choosing one or two of these breakfast power foods that will get you through to lunch and give your health a boost along the way.

 

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is packed with Omega 3s and fiber and is a filling, gluten-free breakfast. If you’ve avoided it in the past because you’ve had one too many bowls of clumpy mush, try learning the best way to prepare it. Better Homes and Gardens has some great tips. And if you’re not a fan of plain old oatmeal with sugar, try one of these tasty oatmeal recipes!

 

2. Bananas

A banana is the perfect on-the-go breakfast if you’re running late in the morning. Packed with potassium that helps keep blood pressure in check and fiber for your digestive tract, it can be carried out (in its own “to-go wrapper!”) or added to a smoothie.

 

3. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt has gained popularity over the last few years for good reason. Protein and calcium make it a breakfast power food and its versatility doesn’t hurt either. Use it as a dip for fruit, add it to a smoothie, top off a breakfast casserole, or eat it on its own. While plain is best due to its low sugar content, stirring in fruit or a teaspoon or two of honey can add the flavor you crave.

 

4. Eggs

We all know eggs are a good source of protein, but did you know they also contain vitamin D? And don’t let rumors of cholesterol scare you away from eating the yolks. Studies have shown that consuming yolks in normal amounts, despite their cholesterol content, does not have a negative affect on your cholesterol. Try these tips for cooking great eggs if you need a little help!

 

5. Berries

Antioxidants galore! Any berry is sure to be a breakfast power food, but among the best and most readily-available are blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Eat them with Greek yogurt, throw them in a smoothie, or stir them into a bowl of oatmeal for a real super-breakfast.

 

6. Nut butters

Peanut and almond butters are full of protein and healthy fats that will help keep you satisfied and your energy up until lunch time. Spread them on toast or bagels or use them as a dip for apples or bananas. And if you’re in a hurry, a handful of almonds is a great alternative. You can find nut butters in your local grocery store or get them online.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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