My kids eat a lot of yogurt. And by a lot, I mean that they have yogurt at least once a day, and I spend a fair amount of time trying to talk them out of another yogurt and into other snack foods. Sometimes, though, it’s easier to just give in and let them have yogurt, because even though it contains a fair amount of sugar, in the end it’s just yogurt, and it still has all of the health benefits.
But, with the return of summer weather, they’d been asking for popsicles every 34 seconds. So I had the bright idea to make yogurt pops, and they’ve been a huge hit all summer long.
I bought some Yoplait Trix yogurt, which is an often requested item from my kids that I knew would up the “cool” factor, and some unsweetened frozen berries. At home I chopped the berries, mixed them into the yogurt and filled some popsicle molds with the mixture.
Then spent the next 4 hours listening to my kids ask me when they’d be ready.
“Are they ready yet?” “Can we check them?” “Mom, I think they’re ready!” “Has it been long enough yet?” “Are they frozen?”
You get the idea.
Once the popsicles were frozen, the skies opened up and the angels began to sing…at least as far as my kids were concerned. It was two of their favorite things, popsicles and yogurt, made into one and they couldn’t have been happier. They were in their element and I was feeling pretty good that I’d “tricked” them into eating yogurt for dessert.
Honestly, they probably would have eaten it anyway, but this way at least I got the Cool Mom award.