Summertime is popsicle season! I had requests for a list of healthy popsicles for kids, 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
Here is what I used as selection criteria:
- no sugar in the top 2 ingredients (no added sugar if possible)
- 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!
Goodpop fruit pops
35 calories | 7g total sugar (0g added)
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Dark Sweet Cherry Juice Concentrate, Organic Natural Flavors, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Juice (Color), Citric Acid, Organic Guar Gum
Flavors: sweet cherry, valencia orange, concord grape, red/white/blue
Goodpop freezer pops
45 calories | 9g total sugar (0g added)
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Apple Juice (from concentrate), Organic Concord Grape Juice (from concentrate), Natural Flavor, Organic Guar gum, Malic Acid**, Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color.
Flavors: cherry limeade, concord grape, fruit punch
Kidfresh Real Fruit Pops
25 calories | 5g total sugar (1g added)
Ingredients: Pureed Strawberries, Pear Juice, Apple Juice, Agave Syrup, Water, Natural Flavor, Monk Fruit Extract, Natural Colors.
Flavors: strawberry, berry cherry punch
Deebee’s Organics Superfruit Freezer Pops
25 calories | 6g total sugar (0g added)
Ingredients: Organic apple juice (water, apple juice concentrate), Organic white grape juice (water, white grape juice concentrate), Organic blueberry puree, Organic pomegranate juice (water, pomegranate juice concentrate), Organic guar gum, Organic berry flavor.
Flavors: mango orange, strawberry lemon, blueberry pomegranate
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?
Check out this post with 48 healthy snack ideas for toddlers!