Beginner’s Box: A delicious, healthy snack for the kids

Jennifer Mastroianni

With kids on the go and playing hard, they need snacks that taste good but are healthful as well.

Instead of chips, cookies or an ice cream novelty, serve Peachsicles for a quick cold and nutritious treat. With just five ingredients, Peachsicles are easy to make for parents or children.


8.25 ounce can light sliced peaches in fruit juice, drained

1 cup fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt

1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (about 2 ounces)

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cut peaches into bite-size pieces. Put 3 pieces in each of four paper or plastic 5-ounce juice cups. Transfer remaining peaches to small bowl. Stir remaining ingredients into bowl with peaches. Pour into juice cups.

Insert a wooden popsicle or craft stick into center of each cup. Cover cups with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, allowing sticks to poke through covering. Put cups with stick side up on a level surface in the freezer.

Freeze for three hours, or until solid. To serve, peel or cut paper or plastic from frozen pops. Serves 6.

Nutrition analysis (per serving): Calories 71, total fat 0 g., carbohydrates 15 g., sugars 13 g., fiber 0 g., cholesterol 1 mg., protein 3 g., sodium 37 mg., dietary exchanges 1 fruit.

American Heart Association

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