Healthy Popsicle Recipes

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As I scan the freezer section at the grocery store I’m overwhelmed with the selection of bright colored boxes of popsicles.  Of course, my kids want the fire engine red ones but I also know that it’s not “Real Strawberry” flavor in them.

But I buy the box anyway because I grew up on homemade Kool-Aid popsicles and I’m still alive right?

As a Mom, I’m usually torn between doing what’s best and doing what’s fun.

Finding a balance is the KEY to this “Mom Life”.  The ingredient list on the bright colored box reminds me of a science experiment.  Red 40, Yellow 6 and Aspartame.    I want a healthier version for my kids.  Healthy Popsicles I know what you’re thinking…  I don’t have time, my kids won’t eat them, they can’t wait for them to be frozen, etc…  So I’ll make this easy.  All you need is three ingredients to make healthy popsicles for your kids.

First, you need fruit, a sweetener (agave or honey, and a flavored greek yogurt (We prefer vanilla in our house) Plus a little protein in a popsicle is a Twofer IMO so HF with this DIY and HTH!  Ok enough of the Internet Acronyms.  Here are a few recipes that I know your family will enjoy!

Peach popsicles- A healthy way for the kids “cool off” this summer!

Or you can substitute fresh lemon juice for the greek yogurt for a refreshing Juice popsicle

If you are a blueberry fan you’ll love this one!

Strawberry

I tried watermelon and it was a NO GO for the twins’ so I found adding in raspberry was a WINNER!  Enjoy raspberry watermelon popsicles.

My personal favorite is Dole Whip Pineapple– This recipe uses coconut milk instead of yogurt.

Do you like creamsicles?  This recipe Lime creamsicles calls for sweetened condensed milk instead of yogurt.

What are your favorite homemade popsicle recipes?

 

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