21 HEALTHIER FROZEN TREATS

New research suggests that eating fruits and vegetables can substantially increase happiness (never mind what it can do for cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure). Anecdotal evidence — from a study sample of my three children — suggests that eating frozen treats can also substantially increase happiness. Put them together and you might just have a replacement for prozac.

Below you’ll find 21 healthier frozen treats gleaned from the kitchens of my favorite registered dietitians. Nutrient-rich fruits are packed into nearly all of them, with most relying on less processed sweeteners, and not a drop of artificial anything in any of them. One even has a little port wine added for good measure, just in case you weren’t already giddy enough.

Let the happy party begin!

Watermelon Lime Pops

Watermelon Lime Ice Pops

Chocolate "Ice Cream" Bars

Chocolate “Ice Cream” Bars

Cranberry Lime Frozen Yogurt

Cranberry Lime Frozen Yogurt 

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Blueberry Coconut Lime Pops

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Mango Orange Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Concord Grape Granita

Concord Grape Granita

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Roasted Strawberry Coconut Pops

Creamy Mango Sorbet Pops

Creamy Mango Sorbet Pops

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Cafe Con Leche Ice Pops

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Blueberry and Mango Snow Cones

Blueberry and Mango Snow Cones

Raspberry Dream Sorbet

Raspberry Dream Sorbet

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Avocado Fudge Pops

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Greek Yogurt Pops

Frozen Cheesecake Bars

Frozen Cheese Cake Bars

Nectarine Ice Pops

Nectarine Ice Pops

Banana Fudge Vegan Ice Cream

Banana Fudge Vegan Ice Cream

Avocado lime pops

Avocado Lime Pops

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Port Wine and Bing Cherry Pops