The Perfect Snack for a Sunny Day
For some reason, I find snacks to be the hardest meal a lot of the time.
Maybe because I'm pretty prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but snacks are less consistent. Sometimes my son only needs 1, and other times he's hungry all day and can have 3.
And sometimes I feel like snacks need to be fun and versatile. Rather than just cut up fruit and breadsticks (been a bit overused in quarantine lately).
So it's no wonder that I am a big fan of making snacks in batches that can be frozen and then served in the spur of the moment.
And as we're cruising through spring-time our Yogurt Berry Snack is just that.
Yogurt Berry Snack Nutritional Stuff
Another plus to this recipe is the fact that it only requires 2 ingredients – yogurt and berries. But you can add a couple more if you like.
Yogurt is a great protein and calcium source and if you add the full-fat version it can also be a good fat source.
Berries, whichever you choose really, are a great source of antioxidants and dietary fiber but also provide a good amount of vitamins such as vitamin C (also an antioxidant!).
If you add a little agave syrup, this will add some extra sweetness, without causing the spike in blood sugar you'd expect from sugar.
Adding some nuts will provide a little extra fats and protein.
Yogurt Berry Snack Preparation Tips
When choosing berries for this recipe, I would suggest choosing something smaller, like blueberries or something like cut-up strawberries.
As far as the choice of yogurt goes, if you are serving to a child that's younger than 2, choose the full-fat Greek yogurt option. For older children, you can also go with skyr but make sure you add more fat and less protein to other meals of the day since skyr tends to have a lot of protein.
We'll also add some agave or honey to the yogurt as well if we want it a little sweeter, and some ground nuts on top just because we love them. A perfect snack for an afternoon in the sun.
There aren't many appliances needed for this recipe, but instead of using a baking tray, you can also use glass Pyrex dishes (note: affiliate link). These are non-porous, won't scratch easily when you're cutting out squares of frozen yogurt, dishwasher/fridge/freezer/microwave/oven safe, so we're big fans.
What are your favorite quick and easy snacks?
Yogurt Berry Healthy Kids Snack
- ½ liter thick yogurt skyr or greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoon agave optional
- 250 g berries
- 2 tablespoon ground nuts optional
- Mix the yogurt and agave (if you're using it) and spread the mixture evenly onto a baking tray
- Sprinkle the berries (and nuts if desired) all over the yogurt
- Put the baking try into the freezer for about 3 hours
- Cut 25 rectangles with a knife and enjoy!
- Store as cold as possible while out of the freezer or it's likely to melt quickly!
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