What: A treat on a stick you can feel good about – today’s snack uses ingredients toddlers are unable to resist – Yogurt and Berries! Plus, have you ever found a food that comes on a stick that they don’t love?
When: When you have 5, count em, 5 minutes in which to craft your kid’s newest favorite treat. Just allow about an hour to freeze! These yummy mini pops are also a great, guilt free birthday party bite hat look impressive and take practically zero effort.
Why: I once promised you that this wouldn’t be the blog where you’d find cutesy things like mini chia puddings in frosted mason jars, or anything that takes more than a short time to toss together. Who has the time? Certainly not your impatient toddler. I was drawn to the idea of making these healthy little kebabs because they are ready in no time flat and can have as little as 3 ingredients.
How: I purchased Wilton Lollipop Sticks on Amazon because I was smitten with the fun colors and patterns, but you could certainly find something far more basic to use. Just try and be sure whatever sticks you choose aren’t too sharp so your little one doesn’t end up poking themselves. Once you’ve dipped the Strawberries in the Yogurt mix, sprinkle with topping of your choice. Get creative with it! I chose some chopped Nuts because my son has a peanut and nut allergy yet there are a few nut varieties he can eat without an issue. For this reason, we do our best to keep them in his diet to hopefully help him remain tolerant to them.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Kebabs
YieldL Makes about 12
One small cup, 5.3 Ounce Full Fat Greek Yogurt (for this recipe we chose Stonyfield for its consistency).
1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice – such as light Agave, Maple Syrup or our fave Honey *(Important note: Honey is only appropriate for children 1 year and up only!)
12 Large Organic Strawberries (they should always be organic where possible), hulled
Kebab Toppings of your choice- chopped Nuts, Coconut Flakes, Sprinkles, Mini Chocolate Chips
Parchment or Wax Paper
12 Popsicle or Lollipop Sticks
Line a plate or large tupperware container with parchment or wax paper
Mix your sweetener of choice in the Yogurt container
Place the Strawberries on their stick, inserting where they were hulled and continuing half way through. Don’t pierce the other end of the berry
Dip Gently into Yogurt Mix until coated, or spoon on if easier. Place on the parchment and sprinkle with toppings. Remove to the fridge for an hour and enjoy!