One of my children has come down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease…again. This thing is awful!! She is literally sitting on the couch with her tongue hanging out of her mouth because it hurts so bad. “It feels like a bee stung my tongue!” she cried this morning. Ugh! Breaks my heart!
HFM is something you just have to wait out. There’s no medication one can give to combat it (although I am pumping her with Vitamin C and slathering with Essential Oils). Making them comfortable is the main objective. The doctor recommended popsicles and ice cream. That doesn’t exactly sit well with me after the last year of discovering how to eat well and being conscious about what is put into our bodies. I have a hard time reconciling the idea of giving my kids free reign of sugar and other junk when they are sick, but limiting it when they are well.
Enter in Watermelon “Popsicles”. These are the best of both worlds! It’s like eating a popsicle but without all of the added sugar and dyes. I have my freezer loaded with these things and I have absolutely no problem giving them to her one after another if she asks.
It is so easy!
-Cut up your watermelon
-Put a stick in it (make sure the stick goes in enough to support the weight of the watermelon)
-Lay out one layer at a time on a pan with parchment paper
-Once frozen, stick them all into a freezer bag.
Next time, I’ll use popsicle sticks because the cake pop sticks just don’t hold the bigger ones well.
This food-conscious momma is very happy.
Have any other ideas for fruit popsicles?