Family Meals: Healthier Frozen Desserts

The fall season may be right around the corner, but that doesn’t always mean that summer and its heat are ready to let up just yet! These healthier frozen desserts can help you keep your cool in the sweetest way.

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As hot days stretch on and family schedules heat up, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated and cool.  Plenty of water, juicy fruits and similar water-rich choices enjoyed throughout the day can help keep everyone in the family happy and healthy even on the hottest days.

Staying cool doesn’t have to end there.  Staying hydrated is a must, but cool treats can help add a little fun to the busy back to school schedule.  Get the family together to whip up these dietitian-recommended healthier frozen desserts from Fruits and Veggies More Matters, and then keep them on hand to savor together after a long day:

Frozen Yogurt Bark: Made with Greek yogurt, honey, cranberries, raisins, coconut and strawberries, this recipe is loaded with protein, fiber and sweet, sweet flavor.

Fresh-Fruit Popsicles: Use your favorite in-season fruit and 100 percent white grape juice to make a frozen treat you can feel good about.  Mix and match different fruits and juices to create a favorite for every taste.

Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers: Simple and sweet sums this recipe up!  Frozen fruits plus a drizzle of decadent chocolate make this an easy choice for a frozen treat… if you can wait long enough for them to freeze.

What are your favorite healthier frozen desserts when the temperature soars?  Dessert can be part of a healthy lifestyle, especially when you and your family opt for Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell menu choices during the day.  Dietitian-recommended menu choices like these include lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and meet nutrition criteria designed to help you be your best!