Has it ever occurred to you as a parent that no matter how stocked the grocery store shelves are we can still find it difficult to keep healthy snacks available for our family that they will actually eat? I am not talking so much about fancy labels on the not-so-healthy foods that kids are drawn to, but more about the creativity to take a healthy snack and make it fun to eat. Lately I have been finding ways to 1-Up our yogurt cups using the many delicious Yopliat® flavors I pick up whenever I am at Walmart.
Using yogurt as a base to a creative snack is a great option for them especially after a long day at school. And with Yoplait® and their never ending flavor options with some that come and go there are always ways to get creative. Yoplait® has original, light, greek, whips, lactose free and even kids varieties of yogurt. I love finding the newest limited edition flavors to add something new. Right now we have all loved the Chai Latte flavor. It is my son’s newest favorite.
Because I wanted to feature ways to 1-Up your yogurt cup in ways your child may like, I put my 7 year old son to the task. I filled the fridge with different flavors and told him that in the next few weeks to get creative and let’s find ways to eat yogurt with other foods or recipes.
Which 1-Up your Yoplait® kid creations topped them all?
So simple, yet so delicious! He opened the cupboard one day and said, “Mom? What yogurt goes good with crackers?” Since I have never dipped a cracker in yogurt before I told him to choose a cracker and we’ll base a flavor off of the type of cracker. He chose a cinnamon cracker so we decided on the Chai Latte flavor I mentioned above! That boy dipped and ate crackers until that yogurt was gone! He has grabbed that snack multiple times. Actually, as I sit here typing this post he is behind me with cinnamon crackers and a cup of Yoplait@ Chai Latte.
My son named this dish. Pretty self explanatory. I had some leftovers from a fruit salad one day and spooned some in a bowl when he asked if maybe I can pour yogurt on top. He chose Yoplait® Orange Creme and the result? I was told to always keep fresh fruit and that exact Orange Creme flavor in the fridge by my 7 year old. He loves it and actually chose it as dinner dessert the other night over ice cream!
Hot Yogurt Bowl
Again-my son named it. Lack of an original name, but all the flavor he loves! When his attempt to add yogurt to his real cereal instead of milk failed like I figured it might, I told him to pick an oatmeal and yogurt flavors and we would attempt to match flavors and come up with just the right combination. The winning flavor combinations? There are 2! He could not ever decide and has made both more than once:
Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal and Yoplait® Whips Chocolate
Cinnamon & Spice Oatmeal and Yoplait® Peach Yogurt
Straight from a child himself, with weeks of dipping, adding and topping dishes off with many flavors of yogurt, this 7 year old son of mine narrowed his top 3 favorites down to these features. How easy is that? After school snacks can not only be healthy, but fun and enticing enough the kids will actually prefer it. So, grab some Yoplait® yogurt on your next Walmart trip and tell the kids to get creative! It is fun to see them lean new tastes and get creative in the kitchen. Find some 1-Up cup ideas on the Yoplait® Pinterest board.
Do any of the above sound enticing enough for you child? In what ways might you 1-Up your yogurt cup?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.