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8 Tasty Yogurt Snacks for Toddlers

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Yogurt makes a healthy, filling snack any time of day of toddlers. My soon-to-be 21-month boy LOVES yogurt. I call him the yogurt monster. He can eat Greek yogurt straight from the tub without complaining. So, there's always a tub of Greek yogurt in my fridge. :)

Normal plain yogurt - not those flavored yogurt - is great. Greek yogurt - with its creamier, thicker texture, tangier taste, and packed with more protein and probiotics - is even better!

But some toddlers just don't like to eat yogurt. So, here are 8 TASTY yogurt snacks ideas to make your toddler eat his yogurt!

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#1 - Yogurt pancakes

Most toddlers love pancakes. These yogurt pancakes make a great snack any time of the day. Add yogurt into your favorite pancake mix, then pan fry them. You can serve them warm or cooled as is, or top with fresh fruits, cream cheese, mashed bananas or any other topping your toddler loves.

Bonus point: These pancakes freeze well, so make a big batch in advance and reheat when your toddler needs his snack!


#2 - Yogurt smoothie

Blend yogurt and fruits your toddler loves in a blender. Add dairy milk or non-dairy alternatives, such as oat milk to get a creamier, smoother smoothie.

You can add in honey if your toddler is over 1 year old (never give honey to babies under 1). You can also top the smoothie with some roasted nuts if he's over 3 years old (nuts are choking hazards for kids under 3).

The possibilities are endless! You can go "crazy" with any combination. :)



#3 - Yogurt fruit salad

No-brainer snack idea. Really! All you need: Yogurt, berries, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, dried apricots. Mix and eat. You can try any combo you like. Tropical fruits such as banana, mango, papaya, dragon fruit, and kiwi are awesome too. You can try fresh figs, peach, plum, and nectarine as well. If you add avocado, try drizzle with some honey and top with crumbled Parmesan cheese. The wow factor is there! :)



#4 - Yogurt muffins

Greek yogurt? Checked. Honey? Checked. Whip up a batch of these mini Greek Yogurt Honey Muffins and watch your toddler munches happily. Or, what about adding grated apples and bake a batch of these lovely Apple, Honey & Yogurt Muffins? You can also top your favorite cake with yogurt such as this Hot Milk Cake with Cherries & Yogurt. :)



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#5 - Yogurt parfait

Another almost no-brainer snack idea. Layer yogurt, granola, and your toddler's favorite fresh fruits (berries, bananas, mangoes, etc), or fruit compote in a serving glass. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness and voilà! Your toddler will have the time of his life eating this filling and nutritious snack.



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#6 - Yogurt melts

Homemade yogurt melts are just too cute to resist! Puree fruit of your choice such as blueberries, strawberries, pears, plums, peaches, etc. Mix the puree into yogurt and pipe little blobs on a tray before freezing them. You will see those frozen melts gone in minutes!



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#7 - Frozen yogurt-covered fruits & popsicles

If your toddler is at the brink of throwing tantrum, try distract them with these frozen yogurt-covered fruits as a quick snack. Skewer blueberries or mini strawberries with a toothpick and dunk into yogurt, then place them one by one on a tray. Store in the freezer for 15 minutes or until hard. This works with any variety of berries. Awesome huh?

Frozen yogurt popsicles (pops) are awesome treat for your toddler too. This Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Pops recipe is divine! Just blend yogurt together with cottage or ricotta cheese, fresh milk, and honey. Stir in fruit puree and freeze! Don't fret if you don't have popsicle molds, just pour frozen yogurt into paper cups, and insert sticks when partially frozen and continue to freeze until firm.


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#8 - Yogurt with potatoes or grilled fruits

To make yogurt mashed potatoes: Most toddlers love mashed potatoes. Mash cooked potatoes with milk or cream. Stir in yogurt, butter, chives, and pepper. You will get rich, fluffy mashed potatoes without the dreaded "gluey potato" consistency.

To make yogurt-topped sweet potatoes: Steam or bake Japanese sweet potatoes and top those taters with yogurt and your toddler's favorite vegetable. My boy loves steamed broccoli and fresh cherry tomatoes.

To make yogurt with grilled fruits: Grill any fruit (e.g. pears, peaches, bananas) for a few minutes to lightly caramelize the surface. Serve with yogurt, a swirl of honey, and some dried fruits on top.


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There you are! Hope your little one will enjoy eating yogurt from now on!


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Other worth-to-read articles:

8 Easy Breakfast Ideas (great for working moms!)
My homemade smoothies, fruit purees & juices
Healthy Snacks for Kids: 12 Toddler-Friendly Ideas
Toddler Feeding Tips
Is Your Child Eating Enough?
14 Yogurt Topping Ideas to Inspire Your Next Snack!

2 comments

  1. Hi Joyce,
    Yummy ! Thanks for sharing so many yummy-licious yogurt snacks !

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    1. Welcome! I enjoyed writing this post too. :)

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