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Orange Power Pops

Makes 8 frozen desserts

These creamy frozen treats are a great way to add protein, calcium, potassium, and other nutrients to the diets of finicky eaters.

1 12.3-ounce package firm or extra-firm low-fat silken tofu
1 cup calcium-fortified orange juice concentrate
1 cup fortified vanilla soymilk
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 ripe bananas

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth. Pour into ice-pop molds or small paper cups, insert sticks upright, and freeze.

Per piece

  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Calories from Fat: 6.5%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.3 g
  • Sugar: 24.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 57 mg
  • Calcium: 236 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg
  • Vitamin C: 51.6 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 30 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.