Before we know it the kids will be back in school. For some that’s good, for others that’s bad. It’s always a hard transition after a fun summer being home. Less time playing with friends and as a family and more time in the classroom.
For me back to school means back to our old daily routine. Up early. Struggle to get my little guy out of bed, dressed, and downstairs for breakfast. Fight him to brush his teeth and wash his face while I pack his lunch. Load the bags, and then off for school. Like clockwork – every morning.
Then that same little kiddo who wanted to have nothing to do with breakfast comes home exhausted–and starving! He goes straight to the refrigerator and searches high and low to see what’s there. Then the freezer. Then the pantry. He’s looking for anything ready-made. Sweet or salty – it doesn’t matter. He just wants something fast.
I’m guessing this sounds familiar.
With me being a health-food “junkie”, I’m constantly looking for healthy snacks and treats that he wants. I look for things he craves and will “hopefully” choose over other less-healthy options.
Better yet? I look for snacks and treats that we can make together.
I love this particular super easy recipe because its not only healthy, it tastes like a treat, and it’s something we can do together. My grade-schooler could make on his own if it really came down to it. Made with nutritious fruit and high protein Voskos Greek yogurt, you’re getting a balanced snack that’s fun to make and yummy to eat!
Here’s the recipe, and a step by step featuring my son, Dakota:
Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops
Makes 5 small popsicles
1 cup nonfat VOSKOS nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tbs sugar free or regular honey, agave or stevia (if using stevia you’ll need less)
1/2 cup berries (we used 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup assorted strawberries and blackberries)
5 small throw-away cups
5 popsicle sticks
5 pieces foil
1. Combine yogurt and sweetener of choice in a small bowl.
2. Mash 1/2 cup of berries using a fork. Scrape bowl and add to the yogurt mixture. Stir.
3. Spoon yogurt in to individual cups. Add blueberries and press down (roughly 3-5 each cup).
4. Cut foil in squares large enough to cover and wrap over top of each cup. Poke hole in center of each foil and add Popsicle stick.
5. Place Popsicles in freezer for 3-4 hours to harden or until ready to eat. When frozen solid, peel cup from yogurt pop.
Note: I’ve tried to do these in regular cups and Popsicle molds, but with yogurt they don’t come out easily from hard cups if at all. The paper cups are a nice option because they peel right off.
Nutrition with HONEY:
Total Fat 0.3g
Total Carbohydrate 16.8g
Dietary Fiber 2.25g
Nutrition with STEVIA:
Total Fat 0.3g
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 2.65g