With the start of a new year, we often look for new, healthy snack options to add into our daily routine! Yogurt is a great snack option, and it is a great source of protein and calcium; it also contains potassium. Greek yogurt contains double the protein of traditional yogurt, and it may be better tolerated by lactose-sensitive individuals since it contains less lactose than traditional yogurt. Add some fun to your yogurt by stirring in fruit or other add-ins, but be careful not to add too many sugar-sweetened ingredients! Yogurt can provide one of your three daily dairy servings as recommended by USDA’s MyPlate.
In a medium bowl, chop chocolate chips and mix with yogurt.
Spoon mixture into molds, or dollop from a spoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. If using molds, tap gently on counter so the yogurt levels smoothly.
Add “popsicle sticks” if desired.
Freeze until solid. Unmold or peel from parchment immediately after removing from freezer, while still thoroughly frozen.
Serve immediately or return to freezer tightly wrapped or packaged in airtight containers. •