What constitutes a healthy popsicle? Do you have to make homemade popsicles to get the health punch you’re looking for? I am updating my popular post from 2011 reviewing the top healthy supermarket popsicles in the grocery store. With summer in full swing, I’m giving you an updated list of the most healthy supermarket popsicles around–especially because it’s so hot outside!
Similar to our original post, this popsicle list excludes products with artificial sweeteners, for reasons outlined in this article. The winners 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.
Drum roll, please…
5 Healthy Supermarket Popsicles
Power of Fruit Bars: Banana-Berry
It’s hard to beat these all-star pops. With just real fruit, a little all-natural juice concentrate, and water, these bars are as close to homemade as they come. Plus, one bar equals ½ a daily fruit serving.
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.
Edy’s Outshine: Apples and Greens
Let’s face it: a green smoothie isn’t always a crowd-pleaser when it comes to kids. Make life easier with these bars. With a blend of apple, pumpkin, mango, pineapple, kale, and spinach, your kids will love the taste. And with 15% Daily Value for vitamin A and 35% Daily Value for vitamin C, you will love the nutritional punch.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars: Mango
With real mango puree, 60% Daily Value for vitamin C, 10% Daily Value for calcium, and 6g of protein, these treats raise the bar for frozen pops!
Blue Bell Fruit Bars: Strawberry
The simple ingredient list earns these bars a spot on our list. Also available in peach, lime, and mixed berry varieties, these bars are sure to please.
Feeling adventurous? Make your own popsicles! Do you have a favorite recipe to share?
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.
Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: July 11, 2018
Updated on: June 29, 2018