FEED Favorite Frozen Treats

There is nothing better than cooling down on a hot summer day with a frozen treat! However, many frozen treats can pack on calories with very little nutritional benefit. So, why pull out packaged popsicles or ice cream from your freezer when you can whip up these quick and nutritious recipes from FEED:

Power Popsicles

What you need:

  • 1 cup of in-season fresh fruit, chopped (try peaches, cherries, strawberries or blueberries)
  • 8-16 oz low-fat kefir (quantity may vary depending on the size of your popsicle mold)

What is kefir? Kefir is a cultured probiotic beverage similar to a drinkable yogurt packed with calcium, vitamin D, and many other nutrients. Try this one: Lifeway Organic Green Kefir

What to do:

  • Add a small amount of kefir to popsicle mold, add 1 tablespoon of fresh fruit, and repeat!
  • Place popsicles in freezer to set.
  • Enjoy!

Be creative! Make your own Bomb Pop using chopped strawberries, vanilla kefir, and chopped blueberries OR make a ladybug-inspired popsicle using raspberry or pomegranate kefir and 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips!


Banana-butter Buddies
What you need:

  • 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter or alternative nut butter such as pumpkin or sunflower seed butter

What to do:

  • Slice bananas in uniform circles, in approximately 1/4 inch slices.
  • Spread nut or seed butter on top of circles and top with another slice of banana.
  • Place on wax paper-lined container or plate that fits in your freezer.
  • Store in freezer until ready to consume! May be enjoyed right out of the freezer.

Strawberry Bites

What you need:

  • 1 pint of strawberries, sliced lengthwise, retaining stems for a “holder”
  • 8 oz 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to do:

  • Combine Greek yogurt, cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth.
  • Drop a small dollop of mixture in opening of strawberry.
  • Place on a wax paper-lined container or plate that will fit in your freezer.
  • Store in freezer until yogurt mixture has set.
  • Enjoy right from the freezer or let sit on counter top for 10-15 minutes until yogurt has thawed.
Want more delicious ideas from FEED? Check out our Pinterest page for quick and easy recipes for you and your family!

Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active boys and loves testing new recipes in her kitchen. Follow her on Instagram to see her recipe ideas, product suggestions, and see how she manages a healthy lifestyle @larafield.