Lately, the guy and I have really been loving some fruit popsicles. However, we've had a really difficult time trying to find ones that taste good and are dietitian approved ;) This search persuaded us to give making our own a try.
The first step was finding a popsicle mold. Being my father's daughter, I like to research items before I buy. And being related to my sister, I use Amazon Prime for EVERYTHING! My first thought was to use silicone molds as I have had success using silicone baking dishes. However, the reviews for the silicone popsicle molds didn't wow me. Most of the criticisms were involving leakage of the caps and difficulty freezing properly without a stand. My next way of thinking was BPA-free plastic molds. I found a good option, with excellent reviews and it's own stand! Added to the cart and TA-DA a day later the molds had arrived.
From a dietitian standpoint, frozen fruit can be a great alternative to fresh fruit if desired. Frozen fruit typically holds the same nutrients as fresh fruit and can sometimes have more nutrients if the fresh fruit is out of season. Frozen fruit can also be a great option if you have a hard time eating fresh fruit before it spoils.