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I can take absolutely no credit for this recipe. None. Zilch. The real mastermind is none other than my cooks-twice-a-year husband. And while he may not be a maestro in the kitchen, hubby is still the guy that makes my heart go pitter patter — especially when he comes up with ideas like these.

Three years ago, I posted a recipe on weelicious called Peas in a Pop. While I’ll never win a James Beard Award for it — it’s literally just frozen peas on a stick — it is, no joke, one of the most popular recipes I’ve ever put up on weelicious and a total hit with my kids and their friends. It’s a fun way for kids to eat their greens and even parents of children who don’t like peas have told me their little ones love these pops.

In spite of the overwhelming popularity of Peas in a Pop among weelicious moms, hubby was convinced there was a way to make them taste even better (and in the process earn a way cooler name). For the past year he has harped on me non-stop to turn his idea for Pea Wee Kiwi Pops into a reality. That’s over 365 days of me having to listen to him say almost daily_ “where are you at with Pea Wee Kiwi?” Finally, I made them, if only to get him off my back.

Well I only wish I had listened to hubby sooner. These pops are awesome. And if the name itself isn’t cute enough, just check out the picture above. These bright green, speckled ice pops are a treat for both the eye and tummy, insanely mouthwatering, and filled with nothing but nourishing ingredients — the perfect snack to enjoy on a warm summer afternoon.

I can’t wait to see what hubby comes up with next. I just may be able to retire!

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PeaWee Kiwi Pops

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange, apple or pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 6 Dixie cups*

Instructions 

    Nutrition

    Sodium: 25mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 60kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 14g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. […] all else fails, make popsicles. You may not like the sound of a spinach puree pop, but your kids … they’re a different […]

    2. Awesome idea! Thank you! We didn’t have any juice on hand, so I just blended the kiwi with some frozen pineapple and threw in a big handful of fresh baby spinach. (I always put spinach in our smoothies. It changes the color, but doesn’t really affect the taste.) My 5 year old and 20 month old gobbled them up!

    3. […] kids won’t be able to resist these bright green pops. Created by Catherine McCord of Weelicious (well, technically her husband dreamed up these summer treats), this recipe sneaks in frozen peas […]

    4. […] Who doesn’t love popsicles, especially in these century-degree afternoons?  What about Pea-Wi (translation: peas and kiwis) popsicles?  Sure, why not? My son and I combined frozen peas and fresh kiwis with orange juice for our afternoon snack.  Get the recipe on Weelicious here. […]

    5. So gonna make these for my teething 1yr old! I’ll try calling them Hulk Popsicles to see if it’ll convince my picky 3yr old to try! 😉

    6. […] greens and peas in popsicle molds for a refreshing and super healthy treat. Try these adorable Pea Wee Kiwi Pops or Green Ice […]

    7. […] by the kiwi pops on weelicious we made our own version of Pee Wee Kiwi […]

    8. I made these a few days ago. My husband looked at me like I was crazy.

      Nevertheless, we busted one of these out of the freezer for my 15 month old daughter to eat last night. She LOVED it. She was very content while eating it and cried when it was gone. The peas created a good texture for her within the ice, and I am sure the entire popsicle was great for her aching gums.

      I took a nibble and noticed the popsicle was a little salty! I think it was from the canned peas. I drained them but did not rinse. My next batch i will rinse first to wash away any unneeded salt.

      We used “motts for tots” applejuice which isn’t as sweet.

      Also, used plastic spoons as the popsicle stick. They are substantial enough to hold up the popsicle. After my daughter ate about half, the popsicle fell apart into 2 pieces. we were able to use the spoon to scoop those pieces out of the plastic dixie cup for her to munch on.

      My daughter (like myself) is an adventurous eater. My husband silently makes faces at the “weird” things I make for her, but he loves bragging to his picky family of the vast array of healthy stuff our little lady eats.

      LOVE this recipe. Cant wait to make more.

    9. […] by the kiwi pops on weelicious we made our own version of Pee Wee Kiwi […]

    10. […] these dog days- I can’t get enough of them! Here are some popsicles that are on my list. Pea Wee Kiwi Pops from Weelicious Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles from Family Fresh Cooking Smashed Berry-Lime-Coconut Yogurt […]

    11. Yes, I’d also like to know if the craft Popsicle sticks are ok to use to eat from, or have they been “treated” for craft projects? Thanks!

    12. where do you buy your ice pop sticks? Is there a difference between the ones sold for crafts? Thanks!

    13. Babies, especially while teething, love cold items! If you notice your baby getting too cold you can save the rest for later. 🙂

    14. Good day,Mrs catherine..Its a great recipe.thanks. but if you dont mind i have a question. these ice pops are cold. so is it okay to give to baby..what if baby gets cold

    15. I just love all your ideas for getting kids to eat more veggies. I wish I had a veggie lover, but I don’t so anything I can do to get her to eat more I will. We will definitely be making these! Thanks!

    16. ; send to group, you click there and wait for the name of the group you want to send the photo to, to appear, then click and your photo’s in there!

    17. Tried this with just purred watermelon. I thought the colours were great. My 2.5 year old did not. I ended up with a pile of sticky peas on the table. Oh well, you can’t win them all!

    18. I never would have thought to add PEAS to a popsicle, what a great way to sneak in those veggies!

    19. Why aren’t the Peas pureed along with the Kiwifruit? My daughter tends to not like peas so just wanted to ask if it’s a texture thing, or do they change the flavour since I’d need to hide them?

    20. This is so funny – both of my kids love what we call “Pea Popsicles” which is literally just frozen peas straight out of the bag, but we try to find the biggest clumps stuck together with ice and then they just gnaw on them. I first gave them frozen peas when they were teething and since they never complained, I figured why bother actually cooking them. I never thought of actually making “Pea Popsicles” with water and a stick, but maybe I will give it a try!

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