How To: Healthy Summer Popsicles

It’s a hot summer day, you hear the jingle, and once again the ice cream truck strolling through your neighborhood.  Your kids are anxious to scour the couch for spare change or grab the nearest dollar and head for the front door to chase down their favorite frozen treat. While this makes for great childhood memories, the high amount of sugar, caloric and carbohydrate intake from these treats can be costly to their health. To cut back on the amount of ice cream truck visits and still give your kids a tasty frozen treat, try this easy to make healthy popsicle recipe!

Watermelon-Blueberry popsicles

Nutritional information: 29 calories, 1 gram of sugar, 8 carbohydrates

Utensils you will need:

  • A food processor or blender
  • Ten 3-ounce freezer-pop molds
  • Popsicle sticks

Ingredients:

  • 3 ¾ chopped seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

 Prep:

  1. Blend watermelon, lime juice and sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Place blueberries in individual freezer-pop molds, then pour watermelon mix over.
  3. Insert sticks and freeze for six hours (or until firm).
  4. Remove from freezer and run warm water over the molds to make the pops easier to remove.
  5. Enjoy!

Try altering this recipe by using other fruits and vegetables to make your own popsicle creations. Your kids will love helping you choose combinations! Have fun with it!

For more healthy eating tips for you and your children, visit our Healthy Eating Articles


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