Who says you can’t have something sweet to enjoy when you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet or lose weight? Sugaree’s Bakery in New Albany, MS, proves that one of our very favorite summer treats, popsicles, can not only fit into your diet but can also help you meet the MyPlate recommendations for fruits and veggies.
This small artisan bakery works with local farmers to get the freshest and most flavorful fruits, from plump blackberries to juicy sun-ripened strawberries, for their fruit popsicles and signature baked-from-scratch layer cakes—their more decadent offerings to be enjoyed on special occasions.
Here are a couple of the dietitian-approved homemade popsicles you can find at Sugaree’s Bakery:
Blackberry Popsicle (200 calories, 1 g fat, 1 cup fruit)
This popsicle is not only a tasty way to cool down on a hot Southern day, it’s also a good way to get a boost of fiber for heart health and weight management, as well as antioxidants and phytochemicals, which may help reduce the risk of certain kinds of cancer and enhance memory.
Raspberry Popsicle (220 calories, 1.5 g fat, 1 cup fruit)
Like blackberries, raspberries are loaded with healthy antioxidants and phytochemicals, and are bursting with vitamin C. Red fruits like raspberries have been shown to help with heart health as well as memory.
Next time you’re near New Albany, Mississippi, don’t miss a chance to try one of Sugaree’s Bakery creations!