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Mariah is a full time children’s photographer and the owner of “Spaghetti and Mashed Potatoes”, a food blog about eating healthy and unprocessed foods without crazy ingredients, and doing it all on the average person’s income. Eating healthy and avoiding chemicals and additives does not have to be complicated or expensive, see how she does it here: Spaghetti and Mashed Potatoes.
Frozen Yogurt Bites
This is one of the quickest and easiest snacks or breakfasts for any age!With just a few ingredients, you can make yourself a healthy treat that you won’t feel guilty… Click To Tweet
Have you ever been sitting on your couch, and all of the sudden you have the urge to go to the nearest froyo bar and pig out? It happens to the best of us, but with these snacks, you can curb that craving AND keep it healthy! (Unless of course you add in some chocolate chips, I won’t say anything if you do!)
Fresh, ripe, and frozen fruit, just imagine the smells and the tastes! That’s one of the two ingredients you’ll need. You can choose any kind of fruit that you like, almost all fruits will work for this one.
The only other ingredients are whole milk or Greek yogurt, and some vanilla if the yogurt isn’t vanilla flavored already.
That’s it. That’s really all you will need. Nothing expensive, nothing weird, just simple ingredients.
For fruit: You can use fresh fruit, or frozen. It doesn’t matter. Always try to find an affordable organic option or a local option, but when it comes down to it, just be sure to clean it properly before eating it.
Sometimes organic or local just isn’t in the budget, especially where I’m from. Here in Wisconsin we don’t get fresh local fruits and veggies until at least May unless it comes from a greenhouse, and there aren’t many of those in my area!
For Yogurt: You want to find a yogurt with as few ingredients as possible. Some things that yogurt doesn’t need in it: sugar, artificial dyes, and preservatives. What should yogurt have? Milk, probiotics and bacteria’s, and possibly some natural sweeteners like vanilla or honey. You might see some crazy names like Thermophilus, Bulgaricus, Acidophilus, Bifidus, Paracasei, and Rhamnosus, that’s okay! Those are all good bacteria! Don’t let them scare you away. Often times we say that we shouldn’t eat things that contain ingredients that we can’t pronounce, but sometimes, such as with yogurt, those are the healthy elements!
Getting back to how to make this snack, you only need 2-3 items.3 ingredient yogurt bites recipe. Easy AND good for you! ---> Click To Tweet
Fresh or frozen fruit of your choice, I chose raspberries this time around.
Whole milk yogurt, it can be vanilla or honey flavored, but watch those ingredients if it’s any other kind of flavor, they are often chemically created flavors, not natural.
Vanilla flavoring if the yogurt isn’t already flavored.
- If your yogurt isn’t flavored, first mix in some vanilla to give it a nice sweet taste.
- Using a silicon cupcake pan, fill the cups about ½ full with yogurt.
- Place the fruit on top making sure that it’s well set within the yogurt. Otherwise when you bite in, you might have fruit falling to the floor, and that’s no fun!
- Place them level in the freezer overnight.
That’s it! It’s really that easy!
Don’t use a regular cupcake pan, the silicone is what makes them come out easily and not freeze to the edges.
For a more kid friendly version, use a mini silicone cupcake pan. This will make more bite size pieces for the little ones.
If you enjoyed this post, please stop by Mariah’s blog, Spaghetti and Mashed Potatoes, for even more gorgeous food pics and easy recipes.