Now that my husband and I are eating healthier I’m always on the lookout for nutrious snack ideas. Or, in other words, snack alternatives that won’t break the calorie bank. I admit it, I love snacks. Unfortunately I used to come home from work ravished, and eat snacks as I cooked dinner. I would eat potato chips and any other crunchy foods I could find in the kitchen. Some people crave sweet, some crave salt, but when I want a snack I’m looking for foods that pack a CRUNCH.
I think the majority of my problem stemmed from eating foods that didn’t satisfy my hunger. I find it crazy that eating something as small as a hardboiled egg can curb hunger. One hard boiled can contain as much as 6.5 grams of protein. That’s what satisfies your hunger! After experiencing this first hand, I now look for protein in my snacks. I keep healthy snacks on hand (granola bars, nuts, etc) at work so I didn’t fall into the common vending machine trap.
It just so happens that the below recipe will become one of my new snacks to have on hand. When I stumbled across the recipe I thought what a great idea! Greek yogurt is packed with protein (approximately10-15 grams per container) and blueberries have their own great health benefits.
This recipe was definitely worth a try. I almost didn’t make it, however, as the original recipe calls for using a toothpick to hand dip each blueberry in the yogurt. NO THANK YOU. I knew that would take forever and my patience would run short. Instead I figured out the perfect combination of blueberries and yogurt. That way, all that’s needed is to stir the two ingredients together and spread them onto a baking pan. No toothpicks needed!
These came out great. The honey flavored Greek yogurt adds a nice subtle flavor and while the frozen berries provide a slight ‘crunch’ (perfect for me!). These would make a great snack on a hot summer day! I’ve found that storing the berries in a re-sealable bag, in the freezer, makes for an easy snack to grab while you’re on the run. Just a grab a few and enjoy!
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bites
Adapted from The Caffeinated Chronicles of Supermom
Serves: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Total Time: 65 mins. (includes 1 hour of freezing)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup honey flavored Greek yogurt (such as Dannon Oikos)
- Place yogurt in a medium bowl and add blueberries.
- Gently use a spoon to stir and coat the blueberries with yogurt.
- Pour yogurt covered blueberries onto a baking sheet. Separate the blueberries so that they do not touch.
- Place baking sheet in the freezer and allow to freeze for 1 hour.
- After frozen, remove blueberries from the baking sheet. Add to a re-sealable bag and place in the freezer.