This post is sponsored by Yoplait Yogurt®, but has great ideas for a tasty treat !
Oh after school. You come every day and somehow the kids are STARVING every day. I mean, isn’t feeding them once a week enough?
Yogurt is the perfect afternoon treat or a filling breakfast!
It’s cool and creamy (a must here in the desert), it has tons of calcium for growing bones plus it’s filling to help them make it til’ dinner.
BUT, sometimes I hear “just yogurt?“ I must admit I think my kids have been spoiled by those sugar-filled corner ones that add stuff to the yogurt (and totally add to the price).
Here’s a few great ideas of things to add to yogurt for either yourself OR your kids!:
Favorite fruit puree.
Sometimes I just boil down some berries in a sauce pan to go on top of pancakes. This also makes a great addition to yogurt! Make sure you cook it enough to have it not too watery if you’re going to add it to yogurt! Or, just add the fruit straight up (that raspberry looks so tasty!)
Mini Chocolate Chips
Or, chop up a tasty little chocolate square to enjoy with it (the in the picture) I love the super dark chocolate squares. Especially with a cherry , raspberry or orange yogurt, yum. You don’t need much chocolate to relieve that craving while also having your calcium-filled yogurt!
I love the raw coconut. Adding some of that might even take you to the islands. I like pina coladas (not a fan of getting caught in the rain though).
Sometimes greek yogurt can be a little tough for little kids, with it being more tart. Maybe try a little jam (store bought or homemade) to sweeten the deal!
I’ve already shared my love of granola. You can make it to your tastes and however your family likes it. D-lish!
And of course, one of our very favorite ways to eat yogurt is as a smoothie. BUT, smoothies can get pricey. Here’s a few ways to keep the cost down:
Buy chia seeds and flax in the bulk bins.
Don’t want the 20 pound sac at Costco? Buy a little bit at the bulk bins and see if you like it!
Use frozen spinach.
I swear I buy fresh and it’s bad before I even turn around. But, by buying a square of frozen spinach, you can chop it up (aka, bang it on the counter a bunch) and add it to the smoothie for just pennies. Throw the rest in a Ziploc for another day. Also, you can freezer your still-good spinach to use another day as well. If we’re going out of town or something, I’ll just throw the bag in the freezer and grab a few leaves next time I need some.
Freeze your banannas.
I LOVE banannas. They’re the perfect addition to smoothies. But, again they are often going bad on my counter. Slice them, freeze them on a cookie sheet and put them in a Ziploc for another time.
A friend of mine even told me she adds pasturized egg whites into her smoothies to increase the protein and it makes them extra thick and yummy. Anyone ever tried that?
Yogurt is so versatile, go grab a package today for the next time you have a ravenous after schooler! Tons of flavors with great prices at your local Walmart!
So, pick you flavor and then 1 up your cup by picking an add in that makes it all the tastier!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.