There are definitely benefits to providing our kids with healthier options, so, despite the added expense, I try to provide healthier, less sugary, less carby kind of foods and snacks when possible and if it doesn't cost significantly more than the more sugary options, it makes me even happier!
Recently, while shopping at Trader Joe's, a worker gave me an awesome tip! She said to take the Vanilla Coconut milk and make it into popsicles, adding a bit of shredded coconut. I didn't have any shredded coconut, but got the milk and used it to make popsicles. They are great! Not too sugary, no added colors, just a simple frozen treat for the kids, and they love it! Plus, they can even help make the popsicles by pouring the milk into the molds.
Another idea I'm eager to try is freezing smoothies into frozen pops for them too...but one thing at a time, please :)