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Written by Morgan Schaack, RD, LD
on July 02, 2019

The 4th of July is around the corner and for a bariatric patient, it can be a bit intimidating. Between the hamburgers and hot dogs, potatoes chips, and red white and blue cupcakes, the 4th of July (among other holidays) is a bariatric patients nightmare. So we have crafted these yummy yogurt popsicles that are not only full of protein but taste great and are a wonderful way to cool off this 4th of July.This recipe truly is so simple and easy. It calls for only 2 ingredients! For the greek yogurt, we chose to use the Dannon Light & Fit Greek Vanilla because it already has a sweet taste to it. If you choose to use another type of greek yogurt, such as the Fage 0% milk fat, then you can sweeten it with artificial sweeteners of your choice. 

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We hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as we did! Oh, and beware, your mouth may come a bit patriotic after consuming this treat :) 

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Patriotic Yogurt Popsicles


Yield: Makes about 10 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla greek yogurt
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Popsicle molds

If you do not have popsicle molds:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Small paper cups
  • Muffin pan to hold up cups when freezing

Instructions:

1. Divide yogurt into 3 bowls measuring 1 cup each
2. Add blue food coloring to one bowl, red to another, and leave the last one as is (white)
3. Scoop the yogurt into your molds by layers
4. Freeze for 4 to 6 hours
5. Enjoy!
 

We hope you have a safe and healthy 4th of July! 

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