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Berry Good Popsicles

Berry Good Popsicles

Note: This recipe is especially for kids on a gluten-free diet, who must avoid foods that contain gluten, a type of protein found in many foods.

This healthy, gluten-free dessert is also a good source of calcium.

Prep time: 5 minutes to prepare, freeze overnight

Ingredients:

  • 30 ounces low-fat or nonfat fruit-flavored yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries

Utensils:

  • blender
  • measuring cup
  • 6 paper cups (8 ounces)
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • freezer
  • aluminum foil
  • small knife (you’ll need an adult assistant)

Directions:

  1. Put strawberries in a blender and mix until berries are cut into small pieces.
  2. Mix yogurt and berries together in a large bowl.
  3. Equally divide yogurt mixture into 6 paper cups.
  4. Cover the opening of each paper cup with a piece of aluminum foil. Make a small slit in the middle of the foil.
  5. Place a popsicle stick through slit into in the middle of the yogurt.
  6. Put in the freezer and freeze overnight.
  7. Before eating, remove paper cup and aluminum foil.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1 popsicle

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
86 calories
5 g protein
0 g fat
0 g sat. fat
16 g carbohydrate
0.3 g fiber
7 mg cholesterol
64 mg sodium
139 mg calcium
0.3 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Be creative and try different flavors of yogurt and fruit. If you don't have a blender, chop up berries or fruit into small pieces.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date reviewed: July 2015