Greek Yogurt Heart Bites

These Strawberry and Yogurt bites were a perfect recipe that I made for a lot of valentine treats this past February! Not only do adults and teens love them, but the kids do too! This is also a simple recipe that the kids can be involved in too. This recipe was provided from Produce For Kids (http://produceforkids.com/) They have amazing recipes for kids to make on here!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (if you want them sweeter, use vanilla)
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Mix together and spread into a heart shaped ice cube tray
  • Freeze for 2 or more hours

For the exact recipe: http://www.produceforkids.com/meal-planning/strawberry-yogurt-bites

 

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*Picture taken by Danielle Colombo, RD*

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Snacks to maintain a healthy weight!

Low fat Greek yogurt: It is a great source of protein, which helps fill you up and keep weight off. It also contains healthy bacteria that keeps your digestive system in good shape!

Bananas & Apples: They are a good source of fiber! Also, a study has shown that women who eat 3 apples a day lose more weight.

Canned Tuna: An individual can of tuna is only 90 calories. It is a good snack with crackers or with mustard or hummus.

Granola Bar: When you’re on the go and don’t have time to make a snack, some granola bars can be healthy options, but make sure you check the nutrition information before buying your nutrition bar because a lot of them are loaded with sugar.

Low Fat Milk: It is a great source of calcium. Studies have shown that calcium can help speed up your metabolism. If you don’t want just plain milk, add some fruits to make a shake!

Cottage Cheese: half-cup serving of low-fat cottage cheese makes for a good snack, especially when sprinkled with some slivered almonds. The cottage cheese is protein and carbs while the almonds add fiber to this snack.

Hummus: the right combination of protein and fiber, your two best accomplices when you want to control your appetite and weight.

Nuts: They are rich in fiber and can help boost your metabolism.

For more information: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/almonds-healthy-weight-foods-snacks_n_1701850.html#slide=1278858 By