Eat This, Not That: Popsicles

Allison Sabatino
May 16, 2021
Popsicles

As summer approaches and the weather starts to heat up, popsicles can be a go-to fun, refreshing snack. If you are looking to reduce your added sugar intake, sugar-free popsicles are a great option, however, these popsicles have very little nutritional substance. Within a short time of eating a popsicle, you’ll likely find yourself hungry due to its lack of nutrients. Alternatively, these Yogurt Granola Fruit Popsicles are packed with protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied for a longer period of time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups low-fat Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ¾ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup granola 

*Feel free to substitute strawberries with your favorite fruit! 

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, puree ¾ cup sliced strawberries and ¾ cup vanilla yogurt together until a smooth, consistent texture is reached, about 1 minute.
  2. Layer the popsicle as follows: cubed strawberries, vanilla yogurt, blended strawberry yogurt, granola. Repeat layers once more or until the mold is filled to the top.
  3. Place cover over the mold and insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Comparison

Strawberry Granola Yogurt Fruit Popsicles (serving size: 1 popsicle)

  • Calories: 86
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g 

Sugar-free popsicle (serving size: 1 popsicle)

  • Calories: 15
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g

About the Author

Allison  Sabatino
Allison is a clinical adult dietetic intern at MUSC. Originally from Baltimore, MD, she completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She is excited for her future career as a Registered Dietitian and for the opportunity to help patients develop healthier relationships with food.
Dietetic Intern
MUSC Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Keywords: Diet, Healthy Eating, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition, Weight Management, Bariatric