Easy Snack for Toddlers
Frozen Yogurt Bites
The title says it all, this is a very simple snack that is quick to prepare. It takes about 5 minutes to make the yogurt bites and about 45 minutes to freeze (depending on how cold your freezer is and the size of your dots.)
When choosing daycare snacks I look for a few key features. I aim to serve snacks that are:
– Healthy and nutritious with at least 2 food groups
– Quick and can be prepared the night before
– Tasty and appealing to children
– Easy to eat and in small bite sized pieces
Frozen Yogurt bites
Yogurt bites are small and easy for self feeders, they are tasty and seem like a dessert treat, they are relatively healthy and are very simple to make.
These have to be one of the easiest snacks out there to make and you probably already have everything you need.
– Yogurt plain or with fruit preferably greek yogurt without artificial flavour or sweeteners.
– Sandwich bag or ziplock bag for piping
– Baking tray
– Waxed paper
How to make frozen yogurt bites:
1- pour 1/2 to 1 cup of yogurt into your bag.
2- snip the corner of the bag (just a small hole will do.)
3- cut a piece of waxed paper to the size of your tray. *Tip- Make sure your tray will fit into your freezer and that your paper will lay flat on the tray to make sure the dots keep their shape.
4- Squeeze the yogurt into drops on the paper. Make them all small and uniform or make a variety of sizes.
5- Place your drops in the freezer until frozen (30-60 min.)
Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites
For a snack that’s even more nutritious try forming your yogurt drops around frozen berries. Frozen berries are a more economical way to buy fruit and if they were frozen shorty after picking then they will have kept most of their nutrition. I buy packs of mixed berries and separate them out on the waxed paper, cover each berry with yogurt and freeze. I find that blueberries and raspberries work best, blackberries and strawberries are too big and end up like solid ice cubes. The smaller berries freeze into chewy bites.