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Looking for healthy snack ideas for your little ones? Well, you've come to the right place!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…Yogurt-Pops?


These tasty frozen treats will become a favourite in your house!

What you will need:
  • Yogurt (ex. plain, fruit-filled or vanilla…your choice) 
  • Mixed diced fruit of any kind (ex. blueberries, banana, cherries, strawberries)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Small paper cups (ex. Dixie® cups) or popsicle mold/tray
  • Large metal spoon

Gather enough yogurt and fruit to fill the popsicle mold or paper cups. Add the yogurt and fruit into a medium sized bowl. Let your kids do the mixing! Once the ingredients are mixed, it’s time to pour the mixture into the popsicle mold or cups.

If you are using paper cups, place a popsicle stick in the middle of each cup. If you are using a popsicle mold, they will probably come with plastic sticks to place in the middle of each yogurt-pop.

Now it’s time to wait…overnight. Place the mold or cups in the freezer overnight to let them freeze. Your kids will be hurrying to the fridge in the morning to check on their finished frozen snacks!

Once frozen, these snacks are perfect to serve when you’re in a hurry because usually a popsicle mold makes at least four yogurt pops at a time.

Nutrition Facts on the Snack:

Yogurt-pops are a nice alternative to serving ice cream sundaes or popsicles because they are lower in unnecessary added sugar and fat. You might be thinking that fruits contain sugar and yogurt can contain fat and you’re absolutely right! The difference is that the fat and sugar found in yogurt-pops are natural and not added, making them a bit healthier. Making your own yogurt-pops is also much cheaper than buying store-bought frozen treats.

Another great benefit of yogurt-pops is that they are loaded with calcium. We know how important calcium is in skeletal and bone health so these yogurt pops are definitely a great addition to your child’s diet.  

And last but not least, we can’t forget about the blend of vitamins that are packed into this little snack.

Tip: Add granola to the tops of the yogurt pops before they go into the freezer to turn them into upside-down frozen yogurt parfaits! Or, add different flavours of yogurt in layers to create fun patterns!
Recipe adapted from: http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/the-20-best-snacks-for-kids/?page=6
Photo #1 credit: http://www.missteenwellingtoncounty.com
Photo #2 credit: http://2modern.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/pops_1.jpg


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

yummm! make me some - they look delicious!
-Allison

Kelsey Sharland said...

These look amazing! I made something similar in the summer and they were super easy and tasted delicious! They actually lasted a long time too.

I made strawberry-banana!

Great work!

- Kelsey

Jenna said...

Mmm strawberry banana would be delicious! Thanks for your comments girls :)

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! Great idea!
Anam

Eugenie Siu said...

This looks like an amazing idea to WOW guests! They look great and fancy, you can make them colourful with fruits! and they are great little treats to hand around! I can totally see people asking for more!

Jenna said...

Thanks everyone!! They would definitely be a great treat for any age.