Best Popsicles for Weight Loss

Gel pen tattoos, Warheads liquid sour drops, dodgeball games that got a little too intense: there were a lot of questionable things children of the 90s enjoyed on a regular basis.

Best Popsicles for Weight Loss

Gel pen tattoos, Warheads liquid sour drops, dodgeball games that got a little too intense: there were a lot of questionable things children of the 90s enjoyed on a regular basis.

But, popsicles? Surely those were innocent summer fun. We’re sorry to tell you that Otter Pops, Fla-Vor-Ice–whatever your go-to brand–were loaded with some pretty nasty ingredients. Good thing there’s a new generation of pops made with fresh, wholesome ingredients like real fruits and veggies, milk and even tea. These Eat This, Not That!-approved options all clock in under 100 calories, have no more than 12 grams of sugar and are absolutely free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors.

Even if the glowing blue ice pop was your favorite, you’re sure to find one to love in our collection.

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Whole Fruit Strawberry Fruit Bars, 1 bar

Calories 70
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 17 g
Sugar 12 g

Made with whole strawberries, these bars are the real deal—fruit even outranks sugar in the ingredients list. And for an after-dinner indulgence, they have a lot of good stuff in them. Though we don’t love that these pops use carrageenan, the use of whole strawberries as the base for these pops earns them a spot on our list. Carrageenan can cause stomach issues in some people, so just be aware and choose a different pop if you’re looking to avoid it altogether.

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Power of Fruit Banana Berry, 1 pop

Calories 28
Fat 0.12 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 6.5 g
Sugar 3.8 g

Remember, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Though these pops look exactly like the Fla-Vor-Ice Pops you ate as a kid, they’re free of the artificial coloring and added sugars that plagued those nostalgic neon tubes. The slim pouch design makes them easy to store or tote to the beach or park without taking up a ton of space in your freezer or cooler. Plus, these pops have a winning formula for health: no Yellow 5, no high-fructose corn syrup, all delicious.

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Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars Blueberry Medley, 1 bar

Calories 35
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 9 g
Sugar 9 g

Yes, it’s true—these bars taste like lusciously sweet fruit, but their dessert-like flavor is hiding a healthy secret: In addition to blueberry and apple puree and real pear juice, these frozen treats also contain beet juice and sweet potato puree for added vitamins and nutrients and some natural sweetness. Once you try them, you’ll never be able to go back; a base of real fruit puree and juice gives these sweet treats a more substantial and satisfying texture than their water- and high fructose corn syrup-based competition.

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Brewla Strawberry and Hibiscus Tea, 1 bar

Calories 20
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 5 g
Sugar 3 g

Brewla is a pop brand that uses all sorts of delicious brewed beverages in their frozen bars–everything from real craft-brewed root beer to teas. The company’s Hibiscus Tea flavor contains 20% of your daily requirement of zinc, an essential mineral, as well as several natural fruit purees and juices that make up the bulk of sugar count. The hibiscus tea addition makes them perfect for beach picnics; hibiscus has a slight diuretic effect to cut down on beach day belly bloat.

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Good Pops Coldbrew Coffee, 1 bar

Calories 80
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Carbs 8 g
Sugar 8 g

If you’re one of those people who just can’t live without a daily caffeine fix (or three), then these pops are perfect for you. They’re made mainly with cold brew coffee, hardly any added sugars and just a little skim milk and cream for a creamier texture and a touch of protein. So lay off the daily drip coffee habit during the hot summer months, and mix in some of these pops instead.

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eatpops glow, 1 bar

Calories 45
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 11 g
Sugar 9 g

With absolutely no artificial anything, these pops are about as natural as it gets. Real fruit, carrot juice and water are the main ingredients, making these bars a good-for-you pick to satisfy your sweet cravings. These pops boast vitamin A (over 100% of your daily requirement) from carrot juice, and nearly half of your daily amount of vitamin C. You won’t feel deprived after enjoying one of these, and your skin and immune system will thank you, too.

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Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars Strawberry Rhubarb, 1 bar

Calories 35
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 9 g
Sugar 9 g

Gluten-free, fat-free and with no high-fructose corn syrup, these easy-to-find pops will please even picky eaters. Like the Blueberry Medley flavor, these Strawberry Rhubarb Outshine bars contain seriously sneaky vegetable ingredients, like beet and pumpkin juices, which give them a nutritional boost without being detected by young palates. And, oh yeah–these bars contain actual rhubarb, not just flavorings.

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Good Pops Watermelon Agave, 1 pop

Calories 40
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 12 g
Sugar 11 g

Yet another flavor from Good Pops gets the thumbs up from us. Pack them in your cooler for a perfect beach day combo of two classics: popsicles and fresh watermelon. Real watermelon juice is the main ingredient in these treats, and they’re sweetened with natural agave instead of processed sugars like high fructose corn syrup.

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Brewla Tropical Fruits and White Tea, 1 bar

Calories 30
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 8 g
Sugar 5 g

This is one dessert you can indulge in completely guilt-free–they can help you slim down. The white tea used in these bars is one of the best teas for weight loss and actually helps prevent new fat cells from forming. At only 30 antioxidant-packed calories per pop, these low-sugar frozen sweets are a health-conscious way to treat yourself.

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