When I saw a competition running to make your own ice-lollies I was intrigued, I’m not very good at competitions and usually miss the deadlines (posting two days before it closes.) Anyway this one got me thinking about all the hidden veggies I used to sneak into my kiddies food and how that has trailed off as B has gotten older and will really only eat dry food so all my sauces are now useless.
The boy is a totally different kettle of fish! At nursery he eats fruit as if his life depends on it with reports of them having to prize the communal fruit plate off him. Two days a week he stays for lunch and happily eats broccoli, carrots, fish, chicken, rice and a whole array of foods which at home he would look at me as though I were trying to poison him if I dared put them on his plate. His nursery have actually taken photographs of him eating watermelon and cucumber as proof as I quite obviously didn’t believe them.
So I decided to try a different tack, ice lollies! We’ve done smoothies before and while they go down fairly well they always seem messy especially as B has a fondness for watching liquids fall!! Seriously any type of berry and carpets do not mix well! One large tub of crushed watermelon and over half a punnet of strawberries blended and topped with strawberry yoghurt were eaten in our house this week! This is astounding and really annoying in equal measure!
I really like the idea of freezing yoghurts too and have taken to chucking Frubes in the freezer as they work as mini ice-blocks in lunchboxes!
Any ideas for ice-lollies are really appreciated in the comments or maybe a cheeky adult lolly ;-)
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 July challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood Forest!!