Finding fuel as a mom can often leave you staving off the three o’clock hunger, hiding in the pantry, eating something that you’ve stashed in there, away from the kids. Changing that up and creating new habits is something that I’ve been working on over the course of the past year. The key to these changes has been finding simple options, and planning.
With a bit of preparation, gone are the days of the three o’clock hide-in-the-pantry snack. There’s more healthful snacking – choosing foods with real ingredients, filling my body with ‘good fuel’ – but I still want to feel like I get a ‘treat’ every now and then.
Frozen yogurt bites make for the perfect treat. Inspiration for this delicious treat comes from the West Coast spirit that Olympic has become known for. Made locally in Delta, BC, from the milk of cows that live close to their dairies and 100% natural ingredients, these treats give energy for a busy morning, provide a great afternoon pick me up, and even a late night snack.
Something magical happens when you freeze Olympic Krema Greek-style yogurt. We used it to make one of our favourite snacks, frozen yogurt bites. The Krema creates a rich, frozen yogurt treat, with real ingredients. There are no gelatins, glutens or preservatives; it’s a treat you don’t have to feel guilty about eating.
Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bites
• Dried Pineapple Chunks
• Dried or shredded coconut
• Olympic Krema Greek-style Coconut Yogurt
• Dark chocolate chunks
Using something as simple as a muffin tray, or tart sheet, scoop the yogurt into each of the sections, filling each cup to the desired amount. You could also use a parchment lined baking sheet to create a ‘bark’ style of snack. The rich, creamy yogurt is luxurious and thick; I dropped the pan on the counter a couple of times, to help to flatten the yogurt into discs, before adding the toppings.
Top each cup with a combination of the dried pineapple, dark chocolate and shredded coconut and place in the freezer for three to four hours, until the yogurt has hardened.
The toppings are where you can get creative with nuts or chocolate – the options are endless to create a delicious frozen yogurt snack, in any flavour.
After freezing three to four hours, or overnight, pop them out of the molds and place them into a sealed container, to maintain the freshness, storing the container in the freezer. This is where it comes in handy to use a mold that’s going to allow you to easily remove the bites. I chose a shallow whoopie-pan, lined with a bit of parchment paper, making them easy to remove from the molds – and after, layered them into a container.
Good nature. Good people. Good yogurt.
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Olympic, the opinions and language are my own.