4th of July Popsicles

Is it really the 4th of July without popsicles at the BBQ? Especially with a picky eater 2 year old, who literally probably won't eat anything else that day. As easy and cheap as Otter Pops are to have for the kiddos, I personally try to avoid refined added sugar and artificial flavors when I can help it. After some experimenting, I created some delicious, nutritious, and--most importantly, kid friendly popsicles. Strawberries and blueberries mixed with yogurt and almond milk make these the perfect red, white and blue treat!

healthy summer popsicles, kid friendly from SparkleMom Hacks

I'm personally always looking for ways to get some extra protein in my son's diet because he refuses to eat meat, for whatever reason. I made 2 different kinds of popsicles: one with greek yogurt, great for some added protein, and one a dairy-free option for sensitive tummies, made with  almond milk and a frozen fruit-smoothie kind of taste.

healthy frozen treats for 4th of july BBQ

These are quick, easy, and most likely made with everything already found in your summer-stocked fridge. I made 3 of each kind, making 6 total. I found these great popsicle molds on amazon for $7 that worked perfectly. See them here.

ingredients for healthy fruit popsicles from LoveMeSparkle blog 

Added plus, this recipe is so easy, my son helped me out and absolutely loved it. I love recipes he can help me make and taste test as he goes.

toddler and kid cooking recipes from SparkleMom hacks

Berry Frozen Yogurt Bars

strawberry and blueberry frozen yogurt bars


(Makes 3 bars)

-1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt

-1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-1 TBS honey 

-handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

-4 large fresh strawberries- sliced

Mix together yogurt, almond milk and honey in a small bowl until combined. Fold in berries. Fill popsicle molds, leaving 1/2 inch at the top. Freeze 3-5 hours.


Strawberries and Cream Popsicles:

Strawberry smoothie popsicles, red white and blue


(makes 3 bars)

-4 fresh or frozen strawberries

-1/2 banana

-handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

-2 TBS honey

-1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries, banana, and 1 TBS honey. If using frozen strawberries, you may need to add a little bit of milk or water. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, filling each about halfway.

Mix almond milk with remaining 1 TBS honey in a small bowl or cup. Pour in popsicle molds, leaving about an inch of space at the top. It's going to mix a little bit with the strawberry layer, making a kind of swirly look. Press blueberries into the almond milk layer. Freeze 3-5 hours.

Homemade healthy popsicles for kids from sparkle mom hacks

Happy Independence Day!

toddler blue teepee tent from LoveMeSparkle

Blue "Taylor" teepee found here.

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