As the summer months are coming to an end now is the perfect time to take advantage of that last bit of summer heat! This means enjoying all the delicious cool summer snacks before the season changes and the weather gets colder. However, most of the popular summer treats on the market don’t really do much good for you other cool you down, as they are usually packed with added sugars. These may not be the best choice for your health in the long run, as many sweet snacks often contain refined sugars that lack nutritious value. They also may be connected to greater health concerns, as there is even a growing field of study exploring a potential connection between refined sugars, obesity and other complications.
It is still possible however to enjoy those cool sweet summer treats while looking out for your health! Here are 10 dietitian-approved recipes for healthy summer treats that’ll be sure to wrap up your summer in the most delicious way!
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were walking in the park with our daughter and we were reminiscing about our favourite treats to get from the ice cream truck. My favourite was a classic soft serve twist in a cone, while my husband's was a rocket popsicle. I immediately retracted my statement! There is something about the red, white, and blue popsicle that just screams summer and every child LOVES!
As my daughter (referred to as K) grows up, I want her to have summer-kissed memories to look back on. While I will treat her to ice cream and popsicles when I go out, I won't necessarily stock up on these treats at home. Having a freezer full of sugar is not my kind of thing (sorry not sorry). K loves anything cold, whether it is ice cream, a popsicle, or simply an ice cube! I knew I had to re-create the classic rocket popsicle for K to enjoy without the ++ sugar and additives!
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