When you’re a mom, you pretty much know what your day is going to look like — not enough time, not enough sleep, and at least one dose of OMG KID YOU LOVED THIS FOOD YESTERDAY WHY WON’T YOU EAT IT TODAY. Trying to get your kids to eat anything other than nuggets can be a nightmare, amirite?
So here’s the magical solution: yogurt. Seriously. Because it’s a major power food with protein, probiotics, and calcium, it’s kind of perfect. And best of all, even if your kid suddenly decides yogurt is a no-go, you can sneak it into recipes or even “change its form” to make it SEEM different. Here’s a roundup of recipes you can use to make ‘em eat healthy without a battle.
If you’ve got a toddler, these things are literal magic. So stupid easy to make and there’s not a kid alive who will refuse this sweet and cold treat. Plus there’s something really meditative about getting those little drops just right, or are we crazy? Delish, too, and somehow take yogurt to another level.
Here’s how you know your kids will eat this: It’s cake. CAKE. It’s also got bananas and yogurt in it, so it’s cake that’s actually good for you. Best of all? You can go ahead and let yourself have a slice. Or, you know, three. Toast it and add butter. ‘Cause you’re worth it.
Mac and cheese forever! It’s the perfect food full of delicious cheese and yummy pasta, and like 99.99999% of kids will eat it. So why not add peas and yogurt to the recipe and make it a power food? And hey, if your kid picks out all the peas, they’ll still get the goodness of the yogurt.
Here’s what’s awesome about this super easy recipe: There’s no cooking, it’s simple AF, and you can add whatever your kid is eating this week to it. We love this because it works for a variety of ages too. You might as well make yourself one while you’re at it.
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS THIS RECIPE. It’s that perfect thing you can feed your fussy toddler when they refuse to eat anything that isn’t bland, beige, and carb-based. They look like regular pancakes but have tons of awesome protein and nutrients. Add in some fruit, and BAM, perfect snack.
If you haven’t learned the “get your kid to eat it by making some sort of dip” trick yet, we are so sorry we’ve kept that information from you. Please rectify it immediately by making this easy ranch dressing and hand it to your kids with some carrots, and BOOM, IT’S A PARTY.
Helpful mom tip: Start putting green things in your kid’s food ASAP if you want to avoid future restaurant nightmares where your kid shrieks and throws a full-on tantrum about a condiment or spices. And, oh yeah, it’s totes healthy too and good for them and stuff.
Seriously. Don’t be mad at yourself if you make these and then eat them all before the kids get any. We get it. But if you can leave a few, your kids will love ‘em. You can use some flavored yogurt, too, to make it more colorful or even add some food coloring to make them “unicorn” colors.
Not gonna lie, these might not work for older kids when they decide they hate veggies. But for your toddlers and little kids, this is the BOMB. Packed full of healthy stuff, you can hand these out like candy. And yes, they are delicious, so pop one into your face too.
You thought we were going to forget these, didn’t you? Nope! These are the bigger-kid version of the Fro-Yo drops, and are a great sweet and cool treat for summer. You can use popsicle molds, or even do what’s pictured: Stick a spoon in the yogurt cup and let it freeze and DONE.
So there you have it, folks! Ten easy recipes with yogurt that won’t take forever and your kid will actually eat — and they are good enough for you too. Eat up!
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