My guilty pleasure? Ice cream cones after the kids went to bed. That’s what it used to be until I made an easy switch to a healthier snack solution.
After giving birth to my 5th child, I really felt like I was dragging. It’s not like your first where you get to take naps whenever the baby sleeps. It isn’t even like the second where you can put them down for a nap. With 5 young kids you are always on the go. I knew I needed to make a change to my eating habits.
I made a resolution that was a lot easier to keep than most that I see people make. Instead of giving up ice cream, I vowed to replace it with 100 Calorie Greek Yogurt from Walmart and eat a salad every weekday. I’ve kept my resolution and feel a lot better for it.
Yogurt is good on it’s own, but it really satisfies my cravings by adding my own special twist. So instead of ice cream cones, here are 4 different ways I 1-up my Yoplait® Yogurt!
- Cake Batter – Vanilla or vanilla bean Yoplait® with 1 tablespoon of sprinkles.
- Cobbler – Peach or Berry Yoplait® with 1 tablespoon granola and a tsp of candied pecans.
- Cranberry Harvest – Vanilla or Cinnamon Swirl Yoplait® with 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios and 1 tablespoon chopped cranberries.
- Banana Split – Strawberry Yoplait® with 1-2 tablespoons chopped bananas and 1 tsp mini chocolate chips
These four combinations are full of flavor and taste like a real dessert. My favorite is the Cranberry Harvest because I love the salty crunch of of the pistachios with the sweetness of the cranberries. Click here for more mix-in and yogurt recipe ideas or visit the Yoplait® Pinterest Board.
These are great alternatives to an ice cream party for the kids. They can choose their flavor of yogurt and then help them put in their mix-ins!
Yogurt is also great to use in baking because it keeps everything moist. Here are more yogurt recipes that our family loves.
Pumpkin Donuts with Greek Yogurt
Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Muffins
3 Healthy Yogurt Snacks Kids Can Make
What kind of yogurt recipes do you like to make with Yoplait®?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.