Healthy Popsicles for Summer

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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!

Goodpop

goodpop strawberry lemonade

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

Find in a store near you

Goodpop freezer pops

goodpop freezer pop

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

Find in a store near you or order on Amazon

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.

Flavors: see full list here (note- they have a sugar free version, but I don’t recommend those). You can also try their fruit & veggie bars.

Find in a store near you

Jolly Llama Sorbet Pops

jolly llama healthy popsicles

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

Find in a store near you

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.

healthy toddler snacks guide
Categories: KidsToddlers

4 Comments

Stephanie · May 4, 2019 at 8:24 pm

Thank you!!! I really appreciate these suggestions and am eager to head to my local store and find them! (And appreciate the amazon option too!!)

Jen M · May 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm

Chloe’s Pops. No Gums/stabilizers!

Sonja · May 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm

How about the melona ones from Costco?

Leah Bertram-Kopelowitz · June 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Froozer 🙂

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