Hello Friend! I am thrilled to share Episode 1 of Fun With Food! Today we are making these colorful and fun.. Banana Rainbow Pops! This healthy kid-friendly recipe is simple to make and kids can help create this snack too! Click play to watch the full episode below and then scroll for more information about this recipe!
How To Make Banana Rainbow Pops
To make Banana Rainbow Pops you’ll need bananas, yogurt, sprinkles and popsicle sticks. This is a great recipe for children to help with. The more children can help out in the kitchen, the more it builds their kitchen confidence! You can watch the how-to video here!
Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas contain potassium which supports heart health and muscle function. Bananas are also rich in fiber which is important for digestive health.
Health Benefits of Yogurt
For this recipe I used unsweetened greek yogurt, since both the banana and sprinkles add sweetness to the recipe. Choosing an unsweetened yogurt is also a great way to be mindful of sugar consumption. For dairy-free yogurt, I like an almond milk greek yogurt, there are also some incredible coconut milk yogurt options as well. I like the thickness of a greek yogurt which helps stick well to the banana however, you can use any yogurt that you prefer!
I recommend dye-free sprinkles when you can. Dye-free sprinkles are typically colored with turmeric, beet juice and vegetable juice whereas traditional sprinkles may use artificial colors such as Red #3, Blue #1, Yellow #5, Yellow #6 and more. Studies have linked artificial colors / artificial food dyes to hyperactivity in children as well as behavioral changes, hives and asthma.
Banana Rainbow PopsPrint Recipe
- 6 popsicle sticks
- 1 cookie sheet with parchment paper
- 3 bananas
- 2 cups yogurt I love using unsweetened almond milk greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles Look for Dye-Free sprinkles!
- Add parchment paper to a baking sheet
- Peel 3 bananas, then cut in half
- Place a popsicle stick in each banana half along the flat side
- Dip bananas in yogurt and roll to cover completely with yogurt
- Place yogurt covered bananas on cookie sheet with parchment and top with sprinkles
- Place the bananas in the freezer for 2-3 hours, then enjoy!
Kid-Friendly Kitchen Tools
We love and use these knives!
Fun With Food colorful plates, see here!
Where To Watch Fun With Food
Watch more episodes of Fun With Food here!
You can can also follow along for more food fun on Instagram here @funwithfoodkids.
What Is Fun With Food?
Fun With Food is an Educational Cooking Show for Kids. In each episode, we make a recipe or go on a food adventure while learning about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, nutrition, feelings and more. Fun with Food is created and hosted by Megan Roosevelt, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 2.