Popsicles are one of my little guy's favorite snacks! He goes crazy for those cold treats! My main focus lately has been to reduce the amount of sugar I'm feeding my sons, so obviously popsicles are an area of improvement! I found a few healthy alternatives that I can't wait to try. Not only are they pretty clean as far as ingredients go, but they contain no added sugar. Win-win!
This is a super simple recipe that contains only fruit! None of the ingredients are off-putting to a little one either. I've found that any recipe that has a banana in it is bound to be sweet! Plus, bananas give off a soft, ice-cream like texture.
3 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
The greek yogurt base provides plenty of protein, which gives energy without the usual sugar crash.
2-INGREDIENT PINEAPPLE CREAM POPSICLES
Coconut milk is a great alternative for kid's who are allergic to dairy. It gives a creamy texture and adds a tropical flavor to any recipe.
Chocolate Banana Split Popsicles
This looks like a pretty unique popsicle! This is a treat for Mom's as well. ;)
Lime and Mint Popsicles
These look so refreshing. If you have a little one who is a foodie like mine, they'd probably love trying this!
Peanut Butter Popsicles
I haven't ever tried a peanut butter popsicle before, but I'm guessing it would be a huge hit with any little one!
These popsicles are raw and vegan, so if your family follows this way of eating, these will be on the top of your list. Maple syrup is full of antioxidants and it doesn't raise your blood sugar like other sugar alternatives.
Mock Jello Pudding Popsicles
These contain more ingredients than the other options, but these get such rave reviews that I had to add them. They remind me of the fudge pops that I used to get on an ice cream truck!
Choosing to go sugar-free with your child's cold treats will not only give them nutritional benefits, it will also help with their energy levels. By going homemade with these simple recipes, you're eliminating artificial chemicals, dyes and so much more. What does your child like to eat during the summer? Which treat are you going to try first?