Healthy Popsicles for Summer
Summertime is popsicle season! I had requests for a list of healthy popsicles, so I headed to a few stores to see what I could find.
Side note- I’m totally that mom who doesn’t allow popsicles in the house and I make my son eat them outside. If you have a kid who doesn’t manage to drip sticky juice all over their body and the floor, I need to know your magical ways.
Here’s my list of healthy popsicles you can find at the grocery store!
How I chose this list
It was kind of hard.
It’s almost impossible to know how much sugar is naturally occurring in popsicles and how much is added when the info is not on the nutrition label.
Here is what I used as selection criteria:
- no sugar in the top 2 ingredients
- 0 artificial colors
- 0 artificial flavors
- fruit and/or fruit juice must be the main ingredient
My Top Choices for Healthy Popsicles
When you don’t have time or supplies (or motivation) to make homemade popsicles, look for these brands in the grocery store!
60 calories | 14g total sugar
Ingredients: Strawberries, Filtered Water, Lemon Juice, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Guar Gum
Flavors: strawberry lemonade, strawberry, watermelon agave, hibiscus mint, banana cinnamon, coconut lime
Goodpop freezer pops
45 calories | 9g total sugar (0g added)
Ingredients: 100% Organic Fruit Juice (Filtered Water Sufficient To Reconstitute Organic Apple Juice Concentrate And Organic Concord Grape Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Organic Guar Gum, Malic Acid, Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color.
Flavors: strawberry lemonade, concord grape, fruit punch
Outshine Fruit Bars
40 calories | 10g total sugar
Ingredients: Water, Cherry Juice from Concentrate (Water, Cherry Juice Concentrate), Cane Sugar, Cherry Puree, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Vegetable Juice Color, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Beet Juice Color, Turmeric Oleoresin Color.
Jolly Llama Sorbet Pops
70 calories | 14g total sugar
Ingredients: Strawberry Puree, Water, Cane Sugar, Rice Syrup Solids, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Stabilizer (Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin A (Palmitate).
Flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry, Pineapple, Mango, Blackberry
Any favorite healthy popsicles that I’m missing?
These were the best options I found near me. Let me know if you have a great brand in your store that you recommend!
Need more snack ideas?
Take a look at my Healthy Storebought Snack Guide to see the snacks I recommend (for toddlers and older) that you can find in Target or most grocery stores!
These are easy, grab-and-go options that are low in added sugar, and have a clean ingredient list.