Love it, Like it, Hate it: Popsicles & Ice Cream Pops

FUELED Wellness with Molly
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Good news: There are more and more “love it” options on shelves when it comes to refreshing frozen treats like popsicles and ice cream bars! Plus they can be incredibly waistline-friendly since their single-serving packages offer built-in portion control. But of course not all frozen pops are so great, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst popsicles and ice cream bars!

 

 

LOVE IT!

 

Lifeway Frozen Kefir “Ice Cream” Bars

  • 60 calories – 0.5 grams saturated fat – 11 grams carbs – 10 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients: Cultured lowfat milk, sugar, milk, green tea flavor…, active kefir cultures
  • Probiotic-rich with 10 different live & active cultures
  • 99% lactose-free

 

SoDelicious Coconut Milk Minis: Fudge Bars & Ice Cream Bars

  • 80 calories – 5 grams saturated fat- 14 grams carbs – 1 gram sugar – 1 gram protein
  • Ingredients: coconut milk, cocoa, chicory root, erythritol, sea salt…, monk fruit extract
  • Lactose free/Dairy free, Vegan

 

GoodPop Strawberry Frozen Pops

  • 60 calories – 0 saturated fat – 17 grams carbs – 15 grams sugar – 0 protein
  • Ingredients are simple: Strawberries, water, organic cane sugar…

 

Diana’s Bananas

  • 130 calories – 3.5 grams saturated fat – 18 grams carbs – 14 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients: banana, chocolate, peanut oil

 

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Whole Foods 365 Carrot Tangerine Fruit & Veggie Bars

  • 90 calories – 0 saturated fat – 21 grams carbs – 21 grams sugar – <1 gram protein
  • Ingredients: carrot puree, tangerine juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate, cane sugar, apple puree, carrot juice concentrate…

 

Skinny Cow Fudge Bar (also Weight Watcher’s Bars & Blue Bunny SF Ice Cream Bars)

  • 110 calories – 0.5 saturated fat – 22 grams carbs – 17 grams sugar – 4 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: skim milk, sugar, cocoa, whey protein, cream, inulin, cellulose, sorbitol

 

Kemps Pop Jr & Popsicle Brand Sugar Free Pops

  • 15 calories – 0 saturated fat – 4 grams carbs – 0 sugar – 0 protein
  • Ingredients include glycerine, maltodextrin, blue 1, red 40, yellow 5 & 6, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, some juice concentrates
  • Artificially colored + sweetened; only in “like it” because a very-low-calorie snack that can curb sweet tooth; works for many for a late-night sweet without a big caloric investment.

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Kemp’s Pop Jr | Popsicle Brand Popsicles (e.g. Grape, Cherry, Orange)

  • “Only” 40 calories, but first 3 ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and corn syrup
  • Artificially colored with food dyes like red 40, blue 1, and yellow 5 and 6.

Dove Ice Cream Bars|Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bars

 

  • As much as 310 calories – 13 grams saturated fat – 21 grams carbs – 18 grams sugar

=> More calories than a McDonald’s Cheeseburger and nearly 3x the saturated fat

 

  • Ingredients include: cream, milk, sugar, egg yolks, with a “chocolate and vegetable oil coating”

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