After last week’s dessert post, I received several questions about various dessert-type options that still have a significant health-factor. One of the best options that I’ve loved to make, and is fantastic for kids and families to enjoy making together, are tasty yogurt cups. They’re easy to make, incredibly versatile, and definitely kick that sweet tooth. Some days you may crave salt, and some days you may crave sweet. For those days you’d love a little sweet, these are great to have on hand for a quick, easy-to-eat snack that will never break your healthy diet.
Start with the basic ingredients – a tub of yogurt and your favorite berries. While you don’t need to be particular about the yogurt or berries you choose, I would suggest watching the yogurt you select. Don’t get a product that’s too overly sweetened, because this will taste sweet when it’s completed no matter what you select. I selected a flavored, non-fat yogurt and just picked the cheapest option fitting those specifications. For the berries, I would recommend some combination of raspberries, chopped up strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Line the muffin tray with traditional muffin cups and fill with a dollop of the yogurt. If you have kids, you can easily make these smaller for their size, but I tend to fill the muffin cup about half way.
Arbitrarily toss some of the berries on the top. While it doesn’t matter how many you include, make sure that there is only one layer (sometimes an issue if you’re making with kids.) For a little fun, your kids might want to make fun faces with the fruit or some swanky pattern that they put together. When you’ve placed the berries, push each one down slightly to make sure that they are stuck in the yogurt.
Toss in the freezer for a couple of hours to allow the yogurt to solidify. If you tend to leave things to settle overnight like I do, you might have to allow them to thaw for a couple of minutes to get the muffin cups out of the tray, but be sure not to leave them out for an extended period of time. Feel free to enjoy immediately, or toss them in the freezer in a Ziploc bag to enjoy later. Either way, they will taste fantastic!
- Non-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Muffin Tray
- Muffin Cups
- Set up muffin tray with a muffin cup in each slot.
- Scoop a small amount of yogurt into each muffin cup – I try to fill the muffin cup close to half way.
- Place a few berries into the top of the muffin cup and push each berry so that it feels a bit stuck.
- Put into the freezer for a few hours and let sit.
- Either enjoy immediately, or pop into a Ziploc bag to enjoy at a later time.
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