Store-Bought Ice Pops You Can Feel Good About
These icy treats -- made with no added sugars, gluten, or dairy -- are a great way to cool down while getting some extra vitamins into your kiddos. These pops look like the colorful treats you ate as a kid and come in a rainbow of delicious flavors, like Rock-It Red (strawberries, beets, carrots, bananas, and sweet potato), Orbit Orange (sweet potato, strawberries, bananas, orange, carrots), Galaxy Green (avocado, kiwi, bananas, and spinach), and -- our favorite -- Meteorite Mango, with pineapple, passion fruit, mango, butternut squash and sweet potato.
Yasso Frozen Yogurt Pops
Yasso's all-natural, protein-packed Greek yogurt bars are a healthy and delectable alternative to ice cream on a stick. The Greek yogurt makes these bars exceptional -- not only for that hefty dose of protein (5 grams!), but also for its rich, creamy texture. Amazingly, they're less than 150 calories per serving, and they come in decadent flavors like S'mores, Peanut Butter Cup, Toffee Caramel Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Sea Salt Caramel. Sweet!
Popsicles are practically synonymous with "ice pops", and while this iconic brand may scream tradition, it's also hip to the times. Simply Popsicle ditches artificial colors and flavors for more fruit-forward pops--all made with real cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup here). The pops come in four boxes of two or more flavors: Strawberry-Banana and Mango; Berry and Pineapple; Orange, Cherry, and Grape; and Strawberry and Raspberry.
Whole Fruit Organic Juice Tubes
Remember push-up tubes, those sweet frozen treats that were the perfect antidote to a hot, sweaty day of playing outside? Now your kids can make their own summer memories with Whole Fruit Organic Juice Tubes. The pops come in four different flavors: Apple Grape, Apple Strawberry, Apple Cherry, and Apple Blueberry. Plus, they're gluten-free and dairy-free, so virtually all of the neighborhood kids can join in the sweet, fruity fun.
Founded by a mom of three, Chloe's Pops were created to satisfy kids' sweet cravings while providing them with wholesome nutrition. The treats--an intensely fruity, blended concoction with the consistency of soft-serve ice cream--were originally sold at an outpost in New York City. Chloe's now sells its Pops in grocery stores nationwide, made from the same delicious, fat-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free mixture that put the company on the map. Available in Strawberry, Mango, Banana, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Pomegranate, and Tangerine.
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Lifeway Frozen Kefir Bars
These low-fat delights, made from kefir -- a cultured probiotic beverage similar to drinkable yogurt -- are available in four tempting flavors, including pear, coconut, and vanilla. They're sweet, tangy, icy and, thanks to 12 live and active cultures and billions of beneficial probiotic strains, you just might end up with a stronger immune system and a happier, healthier tummy.
Lifeway Frozen ProBugs
Another treat from Lifeway, these push-up pops are pure fun for kids to eat! They're available in three flavors, with silly names like Goo-Berry Pie, Orange Creamy Crawler, and Strawnana Split, so you'll have no trouble convincing your little ones to lick, drip, and slurp these healthy treats. Full of protein and calcium to help kids grow, ProBugs are made with 10 live and active probiotic cultures and contain about half the sugar of similar kids' frozen treats.
Diana's Bananas Banana Babies
There's something kind of magical about frozen bananas. They're super-creamy, like ice cream, even a little gooey. Dip one in real chocolate and you've got a serious treat on your hands. The folks at Diana's Bananas agree. They make their Banana Babies (chocolate-dipped frozen bananas) from fully ripe, sweet bananas, which they freeze and then dip in real bar chocolate. Simple, all-natural, yum. Enjoy this beloved boardwalk staple at home anytime in three varieties: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate & Peanuts.
Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars
Outshine Fruit and Veggie Bars offer tasty refreshment without the dreaded sugar-crash conventional ice pops can bring on, available in 10 wholesome, satisfying flavors: Blueberry Medley, Tangerine Medley, Tropical Banana Medley, Watermelon Harvest, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Watermelon, Strawberry Tangerine, Tangerine Pineapple, Tangerine Blueberry, and Tangerine Strawberry. Each bar contains a healthy dose of vegetables, so they offer some serious bang for your nutrition buck. And they taste so good that your kids will be none the wiser!
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