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Are you like me and you sometimes struggle to get your kids to eat healthy? Well, this summer I discovered these healthy yogurt pops for the little guy! They were a huge hit!
I made yogurt parfait breakfast pops, which were perfect for busy mornings before summer preschool or when it just felt too hot to eat anything else. Plus they were packed with probiotics from yogurt, fresh fruit and healthy granola for a little crunch. One of my favorite things was that they were so quick and easy that we could grab them and go if we were running late and needed to jump in the car.
Of course once the healthy yogurt pops started it was hard to stop. I started experimenting with other ingredients like watermelon and coconut pops, lavender and blueberry pops and reduced-sugar lemonade pops. Pretty much everything was a huge hit!
By far my favorite are the healthy yogurt pops for breakfast. The recipe is really simple.
First, you need a set of ice pop molds. I got mine on Amazon and I love them. They weren’t expensive and they go through the dishwasher making clean-up a snap. Plus, we’ve used them many times and they seem to be very durable.
To make the healthy yogurt pops you need some whole milk plain yogurt (the plain yogurt is better than the Greek yogurt in my opinion because it is slightly smoother and less bitter so it is a surefire hit with the kiddos). If you think that the yogurt is still too bitter, you have the option of adding a bit of honey and some vanilla to the yogurt and stirring to combine. I’ve done that as well and it is also quite popular!
Start by filling up the mold part of the way with the plain yogurt. Then add in some fresh fruit. I like sticking with the berries like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries but you could also add in banana, cherries, grapes, kiwi, mango or anything that tickles your fancy. Use a spoon, a chopstick or the stick part of the mold itself to press the fruit into the yogurt so that they are mixed.
Top with granola (you could make your own granola or you could use a store bought brand. I’m partial to Kashi personally) and place in the freezer for at least four hours. Voila! Easy, cool breakfast to go.