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At Get Real Nutrition, we love easy frozen treats, especially when they've got healthy fruits and smooth yogurt! That's why today's 25 Days of Snacks recipe is for these healthy little Fruit & Yogurt Pops! They've got rich, protein packed Siggi's Icelandic Style Skyr with a homemade berry sauce swirled in.
Siggi's is a skyr, which is just a fancy word for special strained yogurt. It's high in healthy fats, which makes it perfect for the smooth texture of these pops! Our berry sauce is made from berries we stuck in the freezer this past summer, but you could definitely go find some good frozen berries at your local grocery store.
Fruit & Yogurt Pops
What You'll Need:
- 8 Small paper cups
- 8 Toothpicks
- 2 containers Siggi's Plain Icelandic Style Skyr Yogurt (or Plain Greek Yogurt)
- Agave nectar or Honey
- Berry Puree (*Recipe Below)
What To Do:
Clear some room for your pops in the freezer. Alternate small scoops of yogurt & berry puree into small cups. Mix entirely together or swirl together using a toothpick. Leave said toothpick in yogurt cup in the center, sticking straight up. Place pops in the freezer and allow to set, at least 3 hours. Peel back paper cups and enjoy!
For the Homemade Berry Puree:
- 1 cup-ish frozen berries (we used about 1/4 cup each raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
- Juice from 1 lemon wedge
- 1/4 cup water
In a small saucepan, heat frozen berries, lemon juice, and water over medium high heat. Bring to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally, until berries have thawed, cook down, and begin to reduce. If your berries are very tart it may help to add a splash of agave nectar or honey to sweeten things up and mellow the flavor. After roughly 10-15 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. Blend with an immersion blender or in a regular blender.
Snack time isn't always fun time. Snacks can be tough. Is this too much? Not enough? Too sweet? Too salty? Too involved? Too boring? Having healthy options on hand can mean no more anxiety laden snack time blues.
Snacks can be simple and healthy. Actually, multiple “meals,” aka snacks, throughout the day can be very beneficial in that you won’t be ravenously hungry come meal-time or be tempted to binge on the french fries calling your name. A lot of the time, homemade is healthier. There're no surprises when you do the making, but when you are in a pinch with no time for prep or much thought at all, there are a few snacks that come already made that I just love. Two of my favorites are Steve’s PaleoGoods and Siggi's Yogurt… oh and did I mention, they go perfectly together.
Steve’s PaleoGoods is a National Program based out of Camden, NJ that sells paleo friendly goods. The proceeds from sales go towards Steve’s Club for training at-risk kids in CrossFit and is working to start similar programs across the nation. If that isn’t a good cause, then I don’t know what is. Not just that, but their products are great! For this snack I used Steve’s PaleoKrunch, a grainless granola bar made with coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and honey as my crumbled “granola”.
Under that is one of my new favorite products, Siggi’s Yogurt. The yogurt is actually an Icelandic style skyr, a strained yogurt that looks and tastes a lot like greek yogurt. It’s super creamy and tasty with just the right amount of sweet and it’s made from milk from grass-fed cows. I used the coconut flavor and literally had to lick it off my plate. Siggi’s Yogurt might be low on sugar, but it’s big on taste and healthy protein from almost four times the amount of milk as regular yogurt. Regular greek yogurt is also a great sub here.
These little snacks are really cute for the thanksgiving season and sure to get kids snacking on healthy apple slices with protein packed yogurt to dip in.
Apple Turkey Tails
- 1/2 large gala apple, cored and cut into slices
- 1 container Siggi's coconut yogurt or plain greek yogurt
- 1 Steve's PaleoKrunch, original flavor
Fan out your apple slices to look like a turkey tail. Dollop yogurt onto the edge of the apples as the turkey "body". Top with crumbled Steve's PaleoKrunch bar. Use apple slices to scoop up yogurt & granola.
Now that's a snack you can feel good about.