Last week my little girl had a bad fall that resulted in a deep wound on her inner cheek. She was in pain for days and unable to eat or drink comfortably. The only thing she wanted was frozen foods – including frozen pancakes for breakfast because the cold numbed her mouth and helped ease the pain. I knew ice pops would make her boo boo feel better, but I wanted to give her something more substantial than just frozen sugar water or juice, since she couldn’t eat her meals properly. I decided to freeze some yogurt for her and see if she liked it. I only had Greek yogurt in vanilla flavor on hand and freezing it brought out the tartness. She was put off by it and I had no idea how to get other meals into her.
When I opened the fridge to see what my options were, I noticed a few packages of Earth’s Best baby food pouches on the door and thought maybe that was worth a shot. She would have half a serving of fruits and even veggies mixed in with each frozen pop – her mouth would feel better and her belly would be full! I tried it out and it worked like a charm. For the next few days she happily ate her ice pops made solely from Earth’s Best baby food pouches including the fruit and yogurt blends. Even though her mouth is much better and she is able to eat regular foods again, she still asks for these yummy pops – and I can feel good about giving them to her! They are much more wholesome than the ice pops you would get from your local grocery store, and they are more nutritious than making homemade ice pops out of plan old juice.
Do you use any tricks when it comes to sneaking healthy food into your toddler?
Disclosure: I am currently a member of the “Earth’s Best Bloggers” program and this post is part of my involvement in the group. While Earth’s Best provides me with material and necessary resources to serve as content for blog posts, all statements and sentiment are my own.