Froyo Bites

Having trouble feeding your kids healthy snacks? Try giving them a colorful snack in a cool shape. Froyo bites are a quick and healthy snack to give your kids. A little bit of yogurt and a little bit of fruit in a fun shape is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy.

Yogurt comes from milk, so yogurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt also has a good number of probiotics. Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that are naturally present in the digestive system. Live strains of these “good bacteria” are also found in many yogurt products. While more research needs to be done, there’s some evidence that some strains of probiotics can help boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.

Read More Here: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/benefits-yogurt#2

Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. People who eat fruit as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables for healthy eating.

Fruit are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid). Try incorporating blueberries, citrus fruit, cranberries or strawberries which contain phytochemicals that are being studied for added health benefits.

Read More Here: https://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Fruits

Adding both yogurt and fruit will benefit your child’s health. Making a snack colorful and a fun shape will get them excited to eat it. Try this recipe to get your kids to enjoy a healthy snack.

Ingredients

PINK

  •       1 cup – yogurt, plain                                

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  •       1 cup – strawberries                               

PURPLE                                      

  •       1 cup – yogurt, plain
  •       1 cup – blackberries

                                                                 Directions          

  1.     For pink, blend plain yogurt and strawberries together in a food processor or blender.
  2.     For purple, blend plain yogurt and blackberries or blueberries together in a food processor or blender.
  3.     Using a piping bag or small spoon, scoop yogurt into a mold or ice cube tray. Freeze until ready to eat.
  4.     Makes 10-12 ‘cubes’ of each flavor

Frozen yogurt is something that you can have anytime of the day. It can be for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert. When you want your kids to eat healthy, providing them with some froyo bites will be perfect for their bodies. It will satisfy their hunger and provide their body with the nutrients they need. Not only is it perfect for your kids, but it is also a snack you can enjoy as well. Give your kids some froyo bites and save some for yourself.

Inspired by: https://www.superhealthykids.com/froyo-bites

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