Originally published in 2011 | Updated June 2019
Frozen fruit popsicles are some of the healthiest supermarket popsicles you can find. I’ve uncovered 5 winners you can feel good about.
Sure, you can make your own popsicles and control the ingredients.
But, do you have to make homemade popsicles to get the health punch you’re looking for?
And, what constitutes a healthy popsicle, anyways?
I’ve updated my popular post from 2011 and reviewed what I consider to be the top healthy popsicles you can find in most grocery stores.
Similar to my original post, this popsicle list excludes products with artificial sweeteners and food dyes.
The Best Popsicles are Made with Real Fruit
The best popsicles were based on their impressive markers in the area of health quality for kids: reasonable calories, fat, and sugar, as well as overall nutrient content and the lack of artificial additives and ingredients.
This came down to fruit popsicles, mostly. Fudgesicles, dream pops and other popsicles often have added sugar, artificial sugar, or extra ingredients kids don’t really need.
The following are what I consider to be the healthiest popsicles, listed in no particular order.
Drum roll, please…
Healthiest Popsicles from the Supermarket
1. 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Frozen Fruit Bars
It’s hard to beat these all-star pops. With real strawberries and a bit of cane sugar, these bars are tasty. You’ll find these at Whole Foods.
2. Whole Fruit Fruit Bars: Strawberry
Strawberries are the second ingredient listed in this pick that contains 70 calories, 12 grams of sugar, and no fat. Added bonus: 1 gram of fiber! And, this pick covers 25% Daily Value for vitamin C.
Easy to find in the supermarket…and in my freezer!
3. Good Pop: Strawberry Pops
The simple ingredient list earns these bars a spot on my list. Also available in several other flavor varieties, these bars are sure to please.
You can also find these in freezable sticks.
4. Outshine Strawberry Popsicles
Outshine offers a wide variety of flavored popsicles. I chose strawberry for the comparison to the other brands listed here.
The variety of flavors is what I like most about this brand.
You’ll find these are made with real, whole fruit. As such, they are chock full of vitamin C. Plus, they’re easy to find in just about every supermarket.
5. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars: Strawberry
These treats raise the bar for frozen pops! With real strawberry puree mixed with Greek yogurt, you get 10% Daily Value for calcium, and 5g of protein.
Basically, you get more nutrition out of these than your typical fruit-based popsicle due to the Greek yogurt addition.
Bonus! Ruby Rockets
These fruit and veggie popsicles deserve a mention as they focus on combining fruits and veggies to make a delicious and healthy popsicle.
You won’t find these in the grocery store, but you can have them shipped to your house.
Feeling adventurous? Make your own popsicles!
I love these homemade peach nectar popsicles myself!
Do you have a favorite flavor or popsicle your family likes to eat?
Disclaimer: The Nourished Child provides an objective and independent review of these products; no affiliations or support was obtained from any grocer or food marketer.