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Make Your Own Nutrient-Rich Organic Toddler Ice Pops - Quick & Simple Recipe Perfect For Hot Summer Days

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprout Organic Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

This year has ushered in so many changes for our family. We are set to welcome our 4th child in mere days; we're chasing after an energetic happy 2 year old and we're trying our best to keep pace with our two older children. Our days are full, my friends. Happy and full.

Knowing that our world will soon change with the addition of a newborn, I'm grateful to have had time to spend with each of my children this summer; both as a group and individually. They change so quickly and honestly, it can be hard to keep up.

My 2 year old is growing more and more with each passing day, and he loves to explore outdoors. It's his favorite place to be. Most of our days have been spent outside this summer, in one way or another, and he has definitely been pleased with that. For the past few weeks, we've been winding down our day with some time spent in the backyard after dinner. The kids ride their scooter up and down the long path in the back, play with chalk, swing a little, then enjoy a cold treat before heading off to bed.

Of course, our toddler never wants to miss a beat. He's always eager to hang out with the older kids and do what they're doing. So, while the older kids enjoy cold treats, he enjoys his own homemade organic {nutrient-rich} ice pops alongside his siblings. He absolutely loves them; just as much as he enjoys feeling included and equal to his brother and sister.

Read on for my quick and simple recipe for organic toddler ice-pops - they're perfectly sized for toddlers and each pop is packed with nutrient-rich goodness

Long-time readers know how much I adore Sprout baby and toddler pouches. Their use of non-GMO ingredients {whole fruits, vegetables & grains} - along with their lack of use of concentrates and artificial flavors, won me over when my toddler was just 4 months old. No preservatives either. Only the good stuff. 

Everyone knows how picky toddlers can be with their eating habits, right? My toddler never turns down the fun tasty flavor combinations from Sprout. Ever. Unlike other brands that usually incorporate two flavors into their pouches; Sprout offers up delicious combinations of whole fruits, vegetables and grains - giving little ones a more well-rounded nutritional and taste experience.  I believe that Sprout combinations have really helped to give him a slightly more adventurous pallet than my older two children had at this age. Which only goes to show how developing a love of healthy foods very early on, helps to foster healthy eating habits for life.

Sprout Organic recently introduced 4 new pouch flavors: Mango, Spinach Banana Apple, Blueberry Banana Oatmeal, and Pear Spinach Prune. They're all pretty delicious {I may have snuck a taste in too -while my toddler was enjoying them!}. While they're great as-is and a perfectly portable meal / snack option to stow in your purse or diaper bag, I decided to incorporate some of the new flavors into nutrient-rich organic toddler ice-pops. Perfect for toddlers to enjoy on a hot summer day. The recipe is quick and simple - and is sure to be a hit with your little one!

Nutrient-Rich Organic Toddler Ice Pops Recipe

Recipe yields: About 14 Ice Pops
Serving Size: 1 Sprout pouch is equal to 6 ice pops
Prep time: About 5 minutes
Freeze time: 2-3 hours

What you'll need:
  • an ice tray
  • 14 wooden popsicle sticks
  • 2 Sprout Organic pouches (I used Mango and Blueberry Banana Oatmeal to make the ice pops pictured)
  • Optional - in-season organic fruit diced / chopped into small pieces.
How to:
  • Optional - add 2-3 small diced pieces of in-season organic chopped fruit to the bottom of each space in your ice cube tray.
  • Squeeze the Sprout Organic pouch of your choices into each space in the ice cube tray (making sure to fill each space 3/4 to the top (for us, a 14 cube ice tray required 2 Sprout Organic pouches)
  • Add 1 wooden popsicle stick to each space in the ice cube
  • Place tray in the freezer for 2-3 hours / until frozen.
  • When frozen, remove ice pops from the freezer, and enjoy! Remaining ice-pops can be stored in a freezer safe zip top bag or a freezer-safe container.

What I love most about these ice pops, is that I can offer up 1 or 7 {7 of these ice pops is the equivalent of  1 Sprout pouch} and know that what my toddler is consuming is good for him. He feels as though he's getting a treat - while I know that he's getting the much needed nutrients that his growing body needs. It's a total win-win.

Sprout’s Honesty Pledge along with their new tagline "Keep it Honest, Make it Real," communicates the company’s commitment to transparency and honest labeling, using non-GMO ingredients, and using only real, honest, and pure ingredients in their recipes.Sprout only uses ingredients like those that would be found in your own kitchen - no preservatives and nothing artificial!

Unlike leading competitors that primarily focus on two flavors (apple or pear); Sprout offers delicious blends of whole fruits, vegetables, and grains giving babies great exposure to wholesome foods.Sprout honestly labels their products too, so flavor names always match the primary order of ingredients inside the pouch. No guess-work required, moms! Check out Sprout's Mission & Values statement to learn more.
Don't just take my word for it! Put Sprout to the test. Read the front label of a Sprout pouch, then flip it over to check out the ingredients. They're the real deal, folks.

Before you head to the store, download your Sprout Coupons to take advantage of Buy 1 Get 1 FREE deal, so you can try out the 4 delicious new Sprout pouch flavors for yourself! Looking for a local store that carries Sprout pouches? Visit Sprout's site to find out Where to Buy their line in your area.
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