My kids have been fans of kiwi for a very long time! And thank goodness! Kiwi has:
- 95% of the Daily Value for Vitamin C (more than an orange!)
- almost 3 grams of fiber for one tiny fruit
- … and according to WH Foods, “Children in Norther and Central Italy showed the more kiwi citrus fruit the children consumed, the less likely they were to have respiratory related health problems, including wheezing, shortness of breath, or night coughing.”
My kids like kiwi the way they like sour candy. Kiwi has that tart-sour taste that happens to be sweet at the same time. But sometimes, it’s hard to eat. It’s so juicy and there really is no where to hold your fruit. It’s one of the few fruits I think is actually easier to eat with a fork. So, instead of sour candy, why not make Sour Kiwi Suckers instead, then you don’t need that fork to enjoy it. We decided to cut some kiwi up and freeze it, then called them “suckers”. Really I guess you could call them popsicles because they are frozen, but they were small like suckers, so that is what we did.
Here is how we did it:
Step 1) Cut the kiwi by taking the ends off first.
Step 2) Take the skin off by getting your knife between the skin and the flesh, and sawing all the way around until the skin is removed.
Step 3) Slice horizontally, so you have discs of kiwi.
Step 4) Place toothpicks into you kiwi circles, and freeze!
I can only say, that TJ was the only one home when we made these, and he just about ate ALL of them! He loved them (and so did I!)
So, next time you have some kiwi, give it a try. I promise your kids will love the new way to eat kiwi.
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