The warm weather days are finally here! To celebrate this “rite of summer,” I’ve been adding to my shopping cart some tasty tropical frozen bars made with all-natural coconut, mango, and pineapple.
These healthier frozen dessert bars also happen to be one-third less in calories when compared to some of the other brands in the marketplace that are not advertised as “diet” frozen fruit bars.
So, if you can’t escape to a tropical island right about now, but would like to imagine sitting on a beach being served up a healthy frozen treat that won’t make you go up a bathing suit size, then…
Here are 3 Diet Friendly, Must-Try Frozen Bars Made with Real Fruit:
1. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars, Coconut
Ever since I vacationed in Italy and had a daily coconut gelato craving, I have been on a quest to find the perfect, yet not too sweet, frozen coconut treat in the United States. Now, I have found it…
Although Yasso is frozen Greek yogurt, the coconut flavor comes really close to tasting like the coconut gelato I ate. The Yasso brand is fairly new to market and is recently distributed nationally. I have yet to try any of the other Yasso flavors because I am “stuck” on their tropical-tasting coconut flavor. A health bonus: Coconut has tons of nutritional benefits and is recently touted as a metabolism booster.
Made with natural ingredients, and no high-fructose corn syrup, the Yasso coconut bar is only 80 calories packed also with 6 grams of protein.
A box of 4 frozen yogurt fruit bars retails for $4.99. I sometimes find Yasso on sale at Stop & Shop for $3.99 a box when I buy 2.
2. Edy’s Outshine Fruit Bars, Mango
I love to taste this power fruit on a really hot day because mango is such a light and flavorful treat. Made with real mango fruit, the Edy’s Outshine frozen fruit bar is a refreshing delight for the palate. Mango has so many health benefits, too.
This super food may reduce body fat, which helps with dieting, and reduces blood glucose, which can help in preventing Type 2 Diabetes.
This scrumptious treat is just 80 calories per bar, and is also an excellent source of Vitamin C.
A box of 6 frozen fruit bars costs $4.49 at Stop & Shop. I sometimes get them on sale at Big Y, $7.00 for 2 boxes. Owned by Nestle, Edy’s Outshine bars are commonly found in many supermarkets nationally as well.
3. Belmont Piña Colada Frozen Fruit Bars
Please, someone, add a tropical cocktail umbrella to this frozen delight! If you like piña coladas, then this is a delicious, all-natural frozen dessert to try. I can taste the real tropical coconut cream and pineapple in each bite.
Just like coconut, pineapple is rich in nutrients but is lower in calories. Plus, pineapple is loaded with Vitamin C and manganese, and is known to be a metabolism booster.
Just 120 calories each, a box of 4 fruit bars costs $1.99 at ALDI’s. The inexpensive price point is an added bonus.