Before we started to get back to the roots of real food, Summer time snacks for the kids were Otter Pops or frozen Go-gurt, with a smattering of yogurt raisins and some fruit from time to time.
I’ve been thinking recently about just how much our eating habits have changed! When I look back at what it was like as a whole then, compared to what it is as a whole NOW, it boggles my mind. But like I’ve said before it’s the small steps that lead to big changes!! It’s encouraging to see the results of the journey.
Anyway, the kids like snacking during the day, and I can’t say I don’t as well. 😉 So we love this simple snack that is great for hot weather! We call it simply “Frozen Grapes.” Very unique and descriptive name. I usually make these when I either buy too many grapes to eat before they get “squishy” which the kids don’t like, or the grapes are starting to go squishy and I need a way to get them eaten. 😉
Just wash the grapes, remove them from the stems, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and toss in the freezer. Simple as that! When they are frozen I keep them in an airtight container in the freezer.
They make an excellent snack, especially when it’s HOT. They’re kinda sorbet-y in a way. 🙂 I have sensitive teeth so I often pop one in my mouth and let it “defrost” a bit before I chew it. 😉 Still is a great way too cool off! Oh, and if I’m drinking fruit water or lemonade, or even sweet tea, sometimes I’ll use these instead ice cubes for a little fun “snack” after the drink is gone. 😉 Try it at your next picnic, you’ll impress all your friends.
Keeping food real doesn’t have to be hard. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the best ideas!