These cherry vanilla yogurt bites are the perfect protein-packed snack. Only three ingredients are necessary for this fun kid-friendly snack.
The other day, I had a few friends over for a play date. Imagine 7 toddlers running around screaming inside of a house. It’s chaotic, but it’s so fun. If the full group had been able to come over, there would have been 12 little ones. Come summer time, 15.
For the record, I have nothing to do with that number increasing. Thank goodness it will be summer time though. We’ll be able to escape the confines of the house and enjoy the swing set and the deck.
I am SOOO ready for that. Last Friday, when I dropped E off at preschool it was -3 degrees. NEGATIVE THREE. Alright Michigan, we’re done. I’m ready to walk to the park with the kids.
These little yogurt bites are a taste of summer, though. Fresh, fruity, cold and refreshing. You’ll have a hard time keeping yourself from popping another in your mouth.
My son, who barely eats anything, LOVES these. He cannot get enough. My daughter who eats evvvvverything doesn’t care for these. Go figure. She says they are “too cold.” It’s weird, she has no issues eating ice cream, which is much colder. She loves these yogurt popsicles.
Kids — if I ever figure them out, I’ll be a rich, rich woman.
I love feeding these to my son though — he has an aversion to anything with protein so the fact that he will snacking on protein packed Greek yogurt makes this momma very happy. These were a play date hit as well! Toddler AND adult approved.
Protein packed snacks:
Looking for more snacks that pack a protein punch? Try:
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- seeds scraped from one vanilla bean
- 1 package (3 oz.) cherry flavor Jello powder
- optional: Whipped cream for topping
- Mix yogurt, cherry jello mix and vanilla bean seeds in a medium sized microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for one minute; stir. Continue microwaving in one minute intervals until gelatin is dissolved (2-3 minutes total).
- Spoon or scoop into 24 paper-lined mini muffin pan cups. Place in the fridge and chill at least 1 hour or until firm.
- Remove yogurt bites from liners (top with whipped cream if desired) and enjoy!
- Serving size: 3 bites.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 3 bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
Husband’s take: I’m not sure Ben actually tried one of these! Guess little man gobbled them up too quickly.
Changes I would make: None are necessary. If you don’t want to buy or use a vanilla bean, these would be fine without. Make sure you’re using vanilla yogurt for lots of great vanilla flavor. I can’t wait to experiment with different flavors of these fun little treats.
Difficulty: These cherry vanilla yogurt bites are SO stinking easy.
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