Healthy Mini Popsicles Perfect for Teething Tots! #FirstBites

There really is nothing quite like an icy cold popsicle on a hot summer day; they've always been my favorite summertime treat. My son clearly takes after me because he will happily eat his way through an entire box in one sitting if I'm not watching him closely. Since I live in a household with a couple of popsicle addicts I've been searching for healthier options that won't leave me feeling guilty when I give in to his huge puppy dog eyes and begging for more treats.
 

What can I say, I'm a pushover!

Healthy commercial options are in short supply, so I went on the hunt for tot-sized popsicle molds. They're harder to find than you would think, but I eventually stumbled across these Fill and Freeze Pops from Nuk. They make the perfect size popsicles for the smallest of tots and the handles are easy for small hands to hold. One of my favorite features is the drip guard which cuts down on the amount of popsicle juice that ends up in my lap!

I've been playing around with different recipes with varying degrees of success. The Greek yogurt pops I made last week were a complete fail, but my second attempt made with homemade applesauce were a huge hit. The Spiced Blueberry Applesauce recipe that I posted on Monday has been my son's favorite or you could try my recipes for Easy Crock-Pot Applesauce and Strawberry Applesauce. All three make popsicles that are bursting with flavor without the added sugar found in store bought popsicles. If you're already making your baby's food from scratch you can mix this up and use any flavor of fruit puree you have on hand. The possibilities with these healthy treats are endless and they have the added benefit of being a great way to soothe your baby or toddler while they're teething.

Today's recipe is part of OXO Tot's #FirstBites blogger outreach campaign. They have provided me with a set of tools from OXO and OXO Tot, but no other compensation was given for this post. Don't forget OXO Tot is hosting a giveaway so see below for more information on how to enter for a chance to win your own OXO Tot #FirstBites set and a Seedling High Chair!

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Applesauce Pops
makes 4 tot-sized pops

Ingredients

4 ounces Applesauce or other fruit sauce

Tools

NUK Fill & Freeze Popsicle Mold (discontinued)
Nuby Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Tray or Munchkin Click Lock Freezer Pop Tray

Directions

  • In a blender puree fruit sauce until smooth. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.
  • When ready to serve run warm water around the base of the molds for several seconds and the pops should easily release. 

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