Summer vacation. Trips to the beach, camp, museums, hiking, playing outside, riding bikes, taking walks, gardening, and playing together. If you plan well, summer vacation with your kids can be a lot of fun. At least until those summer blahs set in. We aren’t there yet, it is only the beginning of July. So we are still having fun, but one of the aspects of planning that I find so challenging is finding delicious, refreshing snacks for my kids. Their snacks should be easy to make, portable and tasty. And most importantly, we want to avoid junk food at all costs. So I’ve been experimenting this summer, and I have come up with a new favorite summer snack hack: Yoplait yogurt and fruit ice pops.
In the winter, it is a little easier to come up with snacks for my girls. I try to always put fresh veggies in their lunch bags, and I make cookies all the time. Summer snacking is a little more challenging. In the summer I want them to have something cool and refreshing. We have experimented with different options to get to the recipe below, which the girls have decided is their favorite. They can grab one out of the freezer if they are playing outside, and I have even stuck them in the cooler for a trip to visit grandparents or going swimming. With the fruit mixed in, I know that they are getting a healthy snack instead of reaching for junk food, and we avoid all of the sugar that many cold summer snacks are packed with. That’s why I love going with Yoplait Original: 25% Less Sugar.
I have been using Yoplait original vanilla yogurt to make the ice pops, but you could try almost any flavor you wanted. Yoplait even makes delicious Greek yogurt if you want to try for a different texture and flavor in your frozen treats. At Walmart you can find Yoplait in a variety to please anyone in your family – Original, Light, Greek, and Gogurt®. All are favorites in my house. So here is the recipe for your kids’ new favorite snack. Let us know what variations your try, and what your kids like the best.
1 Cup Yoplait Yogurt
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Raspberries
NOTE: amounts are based on my ice pop mold. Amounts my vary. However, if you have mixture left over, put it in a bowl and enjoy!
Start by pureeing the blueberries and raspberries separately.
Fill 1/3rd of the ice pop mold with raspberry puree.
Repeat with the Yoplait Yogurt and blueberry puree – layering each.
Place tops on mold
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