I had such a fun time meeting up with Emily, Blair & Lauren for a delicious dinner at True Food Kitchen last week — It was delicious. I was joking to them about my pregnancy eating habits — Basically, it has me rejecting anything healthy. This poor baby hasn’t even met a vegetable yet. (OK, maybe like one). It’s not even because I’m nauseous/sick, I just have not had a taste for it! Ugh, I feel like a bad mama, but a cheeseburger sounds so much better (Au Cheval, I miss you).
Now that I’m in the second trimester (yay!) I’m making more of an effort to eat healthy. True Food Kitchen was definitely a good place to start — Talk about real food! I’m also getting better at meal planning so I’m prepared for the week ahead. This allows me to make healthier decisions — aka: not reaching for those Trader Joe’s chocolate chip cookies. (Aren’t they amazing though?)
I’ve also had a crazy sweet tooth, not that this is anything new. I’ve always been the girl that needs a bowl of ice-cream after dinner, just saying. In the midst of planning meals, I got dessert inspo: popsicles! I bought this popsicle mold last summer, and it’s definitely been my go-to for refreshing DIY treats. Since I’m not incorporating enough fruits/vegetables into my diet, I decided to make blueberry strawberry yogurt swirl popsicles — delicious, healthy & simple. They also taste divine (my husband agrees). It took all of 5 minutes to prepare, and it’s the perfect treat after a homemade meal. I am going to try some more recipes in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Oh, and it’s toddler-friendly! There’s nothing better than a mama/little treat together & these will certainly do the trick!
1 1/2 cup of blueberries 1 cup of strawberries 1 tablespoon of honey 2 cups of yogurt (your choice: I used Fage vanilla) 1 teaspoon of stevia (optional)
- Blend blueberries, strawberries, honey, yogurt & stevia in a blender.
- Pour the contents into the popsicle mold
- Put in freezer for 8 hours
PS: It’s not easy getting those pops out of the mold — try running them under hot water to give them some extra help!