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Kids Cooking Channel Video – Healthy Mixed Berry Popsicles for Cancer

by Jeanette on July 2, 2012 · 29 Comments
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Berry Popsicles for Cancer

Berry Popsicles for Cancer made by my son Alex

Today, I am thrilled to present the very first video on Jeanette’s Healthy Living, produced by two of my incredibly creative kids, Kyle and Alex. This video (at the end of this post) is especially meaningful because my youngest son, Alex, is making popsicles for a friend with cancer – he gets it. He has been beyond his age from a young age and I continue to witness the depth of his ability to empathize with people who he doesn’t really even know.

With this video, I am creating a Kids Cooking Channel on my blog which will highlight my kids…what they’re trying to make in the kitchen and other activities they’re up to. I can’t wait to see the creative juices my kids come up with. I am mind-boggled by how quickly kids pick up on all the hi-tech stuff. What might take me weeks to grasp, they have figured out in a matter of minutes.

You have to check out this video starring my youngest son, making popsicles for a friend undergoing chemotherapy. His older brother, Kyle,  did all the editing and special effects. I am so proud of them!! Take it away boys!

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Alex Hello, my name is Alex and I’m 10 years old. Before I worked on this project, I was on the couch sleeping and doing things basketball-related. I’ve grown up eating things that are a little different than other kids, and only get cheeseburgers and chicken fingers once in a while. While other kids eat those things, I eat gluten free with healthier ingredients. One of my favorites is a Hot Black Bean Salsa Dip my mom makes. I’ve also grown up as the youngest of 4 boys – however I am not a push-over.

As a side note, you will probably notice a white duck in the video. His name is Steve Jobs, and he is our blog mascot. He is named after the late Steve Jobs because he’s a genius. Don’t be surprised if he makes some kind of appearance in our future videos.

Kyle

Hi, I’m Kyle and I’m 17 years old. Before this summer, I applied for a few jobs here and there, but failed to get any of them, so I’ve spent most of my summer so far eating, sleeping, and running. I run for the Cross Country team at my school, and I’ve learned that the work I do in the off season is just as important as what I do during the season. However, as a runner, I’ve also learned that a good diet is important to keep myself in the best shape possible.

Luckily, I’ve been blessed with a mom who’s not all that bad of a cook. Since I was a kid, my mom has been feeding me palak paneer and pasta puttanesca on a regular basis, while most other kids are eating chicken fingers and pizza. Then, when we learned that Alex had a gluten allergy, my mom started making food that was even more exotic and healthier than before. Now we’re constantly being fed things such as kohlrabi home fries, salad with avocado dressing, and Baked Avocado with Egg and Miso “Butter” (one of my favorites).

So, to say the least, I haven’t exactly had to worry about my diet for quite a while. Which is why I was especially excited to help my mom out when she offered me and my brother Alex the chance to start a Kids Cooking Channel on her blog. Seeing that I have little else to do this summer, I can’t wait to get started in the kitchen, both filming and cooking, while also hopefully learning a thing or two or along the way.

Which brings me to this first video and recipe of the Kids Cooking Channel: Healthy Mixed Berry Popsicles. Every week, my mom makes popsicles for her friend with cancer because they are gentle on the mouth sores that may result from chemotherapy. This week though, my little brother Alex decided that he wanted to help out, so that’s what you’ll see in the video. As my mom said, Alex has a heart beyond his years, and is very passionate when it comes to caring for others, so I think making this video really meant a lot to him.

If you’d like to see some fun videos that Alex has made (all by himself), check out Steve Jobs the Duck and the 8 Ducks of Luck Movie Trailer. Can you tell that Alex likes ducks?

Mixed Berry Popsicles for Cancer

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6-8 popsicles depending on the size of the mold.

Mixed Berry Popsicles for Cancer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 3/4 cup non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup infant brown rice or oatmeal cereal

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks in center of each popsicle mold; freeze 5 hours or longer.
  2. To remove popsicles, place mold in a hot water bath for a few minutes and gently rock each popsicle stick back and forth to remove popsicles from mold.
  3. To store, place popsicles in a freezer bag in a single layer.
http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2012/07/kids-video-healthy-berry-popsicles-htm.html

This video was inspired by my friend’s daughter who made a video of herself making popsicles for a friend with cancer. If kids can make these popsicles for friends with cancer, so can you. You can purchase this popsicle kit (which comes with recipes) at The HopeFULL Company.

Join KitchenAid for their 1000 Cooks for the Cure, from July 20-July 29, 2012, by hosting a family cookout or weekend brunch and share your story.

This post has been linked up to the #IceCreamLove event and Beyond the Peel’s Whole Food Wednesday’s Event.

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Comments

  1. Hollywood, here we come! Great job on the video, and the popsicles look perfect for this hot weather we’re having in the Northeast.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Lydia – too funny! My son Kyle filmed and edited the video, so thank you for your kind words. It is sweltering with the heat waves we’ve been getting so these popsicles definitely are a welcome sight.

  2. Hey Jeanette, this is wonderful! How fun to include your kids in this way. Great video!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Carolyn – it’s a great summer project for the kids and hopefully they’ll learn how to make a few things in the process.

  3. This is a fantastic idea, Jeanette, and your sons really did an amazing job with it (Kyle, nice job with production and Alex, nice job with cooking!). Can’t wait to see what you guys whip up next!

  4. Jeanette, this is so great! What a fun clip. :)

  5. Very fun! I am impressed with the talents of your kids.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Kalyn, kids are incredibly resourceful these days and much better in front of the camera than I ever was at that age.

  6. Great to see your kid in action!! He really has a kind heart. The popsicles look yummy and healthy too!

  7. Aw so sweet, it was great seeing you and your son working together in the kitchen.

  8. Jeanette! This is awesome. I love it and your kids are so talented and sweet. Can’t wait to see what comes up next!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Sylvie and Alyssa, it was so fun watching my two boys work together on this project together.

  9. Great job by all! Too funny on Steve Jobs the duck. :-) The popsicles look and sound great. I was surprised by the baby cereal ingredient, although I’ve used that as breading before. ;-)

    Shirley

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Shirley. Steve Jobs the duck is my youngest son’s idea – he really admires Steve Jobs. The baby cereal adds some extra nutrition (I used brown rice cereal).

  10. Michele says:

    Great job Jeanette and family. Those Popsicle’s look delish and you did an awesome job on the video.

    Blessings Michele:)

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Michelle – the boys did it all themselves. Hoping they will learn some cooking skills this summer.

  11. I love this Jeanette! I’m sure you are a very proud mom :-)

  12. these look SO good! I am going to have to make this for the kids

  13. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Thanks EA and Alison – I am really thrilled that my boys agreed to become active contributors to my blog – so fun to work with them on something so near and dear to my heart.

  14. That was so sweet! Jeanette, I had no idea what a speedy popsicle filler you were, lol. What a wonderful project for your boys. :-)

  15. Hi Alex, I just loved your video! Looking forward to seeing more from you guys :)

  16. What a great concept and idea here, not to mention for a great cause.

  17. You should be very proud of both your boys. What a team!

  18. Hi There – I just found your blog from another and I am SO impressed. Your kids also seem wonderful and so sweet to help you make the popsicles. Amazing!

  19. Oh these popsicles look amazing. One more reason why I need to get a popsicle mould stat! Love the video!!!

  20. I like this. It is the best job I ve seen.

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