Strawberry yogurt and graham crackers make one simple, kid-friendly snack that tastes just like strawberry shortcake!
The toddler snacking struggle is real folks. There are some days I wish Joey had a structured activity like school so he could have some defined times for his snacking schedule. We do have activities that get us out of the house and away from the kitchen, but when little bro is napping, Joey wants Paw Patrol and a snack. Right now I keep his snacking in line by keeping him busy, but if he runs to the cupboard and YELLS for a snack, I know he’s hungry, not just bored with Mom.
Because we have an open concept first floor and there’s no keeping the hangry toddler from our kitchen, I make sure I have simple, and satisfying snacks ready for him to reach for. And they have to taste good enough for Mom to eat too. Strawberry shortcake dippers fit the bill for both Mom and toddler Joe. Sweet, satisfying, and made with ingredients I want Joey to eat— like fresh fruit and yogurt.After-school snacks just got sweeter with these strawberry shortcake dippers! #kidfriendly #backtoschool Click To Tweet
This recipe is simple enough that Joey can help with the dipping. And the flavor combination is easily adaptable. We’ve made yogurt dippers with vanilla yogurt and chocolate chips for a dessert. And I’ve done the same with blueberry yogurt and fresh blueberries too! Whatever your fruit, don’t forget the yogurt. It’s the creamy, and satisfying portion of the snack— protein folks! The key to any snack is adding protein. Which I make sure Joey gets at every snack and meal… hoping that it holds him over to the next meal without grazing his way through my pantry.
- 8 graham crackers
- 1 cup strawberry yogurt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
- Line a non-stick baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt on half of one graham cracker. Top with a few strawberries and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining graham crackers.
- Freeze until the yogurt has set, about one hour. Serve immediately with a glass of milk!
So here’s to healthy snacking when kids are actually hungry— like after school or after naps!
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