a purple popsicle for parker. (say that five times fast.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

parker's not an exceptionally picky eater but sometimes he's thumbing his nose at food before he's even tasted it.  food i know he likes.  he'll shake his head no, lurch his body to the opposite side of the incoming spoon, and turn his head nearly backwards.  and i know, i KNOW, he likes the offered food. it's not like i'm shoving cans of spinach down his throat (that comes later!)!  

then, i throw my hands up, take a popsicle, my popsicle, out of the freezer and drown my baby-food sorrows in it.  now he's real interested.  what is this frozen concoction my mother eateth?!  what is this stick contraption she holdeth whilst doing so?!??  (parker speaks like a true gent.)  i'm utterly interested, indeed!  i am!  please, mother!  may i licketh your popsicle?

so, in an effort to get him more interested in food, his food, i decided to whip up a popsicle-for-parker.  i make smoothie pops from time to time, but also buy these ones (gimme the coconut!), and, as for the latter, i'm not jumping up and down about giving them to him.  they're sugary sweet and since he's still experimenting with food and eating very little at times, i ain't doing it.  he'd probably eat the whole darn thing all the while side-eyeing me like, "what!  you didn't think i could!  boom!  here's the stick!"

where was i?  oh yeah, purple pop for park!

he loved it.  a popsicle?!  all for meeee?!??  i imagine that's what he's saying, anyway.

what's in this blasted thing?  i'll tell you:
half an avocado, small handful of blueberries, handful of spinach, a good splash of coconut milk, and a banana.

p.s. i usually give it to him in a diaper and let him go to town... a bath is definitely a necessity afterwards.

19 comments:

  1. Um... that sounds like the best popsicle ever. What a lucky (and well spoken) man.

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  2. Oooh, you are good! I give my boys green smoothies and I think I'm being tricky, but a popsicle is genius. Doing it today. Thanks;)

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  3. TOTALLY doing this! What a great idea! What do you freeze them in? Just a dixie cup or something? They look DELISH! AND---I gotta get me some coconut milk. I've heard lots of good things about it!

    Thanks for the idea!

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  4. @annie_loo, froze this in a little glass cup, about the size of a dixie cup! but you could do it in any sort of popsicle maker/little cup!

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  5. Great idea!!

    Those coconut ice creams are my weakness!!

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  6. i'm gonna go ahead and be a random commenter: every little glimpse i get of your house makes me want a full blown house tour.

    also, i need to make these for meredith because she has gotten super judgy of veggies lately.

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  7. love this idea! This would be a great treat for my "new tooth every week" teething baby. A great alternative to smoothies :)

    Do you freeze them in small paper cups? what do you do to hold their shape?

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  8. he's adorable. and you're a genius, whippin all that into popsicle form. good thinking, ma. [that's what Parker was really thinking].

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  9. I want that popsicle for mahself. And Parker looks so pleased eating his purple pop.

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  10. Do you use a blender or a mixer? Would it matter? I want to make these for my 2.5 year old who has all of a sudden stopped liking veggies and fruit! I'm glad I can get him to eat turkey and cheese still.

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  11. @laura+adam, i used a little glass cup... about a dixie cup size.

    @alice, i used a blender!

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  12. @claire, ha! i promise... there are a lot of rooms that are NOT that thrilling. but maybe the cool rooms?

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  13. hehe.... this totally made me smile. Especially the Shakespeare baby talk. A true gent, indeed, Parker!

    (no but really, what an awesome way to get your fresh veggies! Brilliance!)

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  14. Genius mama! I whipped up a little smoothie for the Bean just the other day, but we have yet to venture into popsicle land! I'm sure he'll go balls to the wall for it though!:-) xoxo

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  15. What a great idea! P.S. I would love another health post soon. You have a way of explaining it that's not so...UGH!...boring. :)

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  16. @mary beth, i actually some health posts stirring around in my brain for the near future, so look out for them! :)

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  17. Ooooh sounds yummy!! What a GREAT idea! I foresee myself doing the same. My Bekah rejects food from time to time, so this is definitely worth a try. Thanks for sharing!
    Love that last picture!!

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  18. Looks good and sounds good! Great idea!!!

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