I’m always searching for nutritional snacks and rewards for my daughter. Thanks to potty training, she started expecting treats for doing little things, like literally wiping her own butt. Instead of something chocolaty, I wanted to find something that I would feel good about giving her too.
This weekend I set out to create a healthier reward for her armed with my favorite yogurt, a plastic bag and parchment paper. These easy, frozen yogurt bites were the perfect solution to my dilemma because she believes they are ice cream. I plan to let her think that forever.
These were so easy to make that I could literally whip up a batch of them each day in about five minutes. And, as a bonus, my son can eat them too.
You will need:
- A plastic bag
- Parchment paper
- If you picked a yogurt with a fruit component, mix it up thoroughly.
- Use a spoon to transfer the yogurt to your plastic bag.
- Cut a small hole in one corner of the plastic bag.
- Squeeze out little dots of yogurt onto the parchment paper.
- Freeze for at least two hours. (We learned if you can keep them in for 24 hours they won’t melt as quickly.)
To serve, rip off strips of parchment paper to give to your littles. Or you can pull the dots off one-by-one for doing good things like going potty, putting away toys or putting on their shoes.
They do tend to melt quickly so I would avoid putting a bunch of them in cups. The parchment paper was my daughter’s favorite way to eat them because it was fun. It reminded me of that dot candy, but this has more nutritional value.