In a continued quest to make after school and play date healthy kids snacks for the third graders in my life, we decided to turn to the internet for inspiration. We started with yogurt. Next, my daughter thought about what she’d like to dip into the yogurt — apples and pears — and a Google search was performed.
(This is the benefit of tech-savvy kids. They can research their snacks and bento lunches.)
The irony is that a recipe from Yoplait appeared and I had just purchased the strawberry flavor Greek 100 at Walmart since I was in the area running errands. We modified the recipe a little since only two kids were eating.
And, a dog. He wound up getting in on the action. The vet said that apples are a good snack for him.
You could cut the slices thinner to make more impressive “turkey feathers,” but I find that with kids this age who are eager to play, thicker slices mean that they’ll eat more. It’s like they do mental math in their head and stop after picking up fruit slices a certain amount of times.
These are all of the ingredients that you need. Easy, right? Strawberry flavor Yoplait Greek 100 works well with this recipe because it is sweet enough for a kids’ palate.
You can probably eyeball how to make the recipe, but I have included step-by-step directions anyway.
- 1 medium red apple
- 1 medium green apple
- 1 pear
- 1 container of Yoplait Greek 100
- 3 pretzel sticks
- two chocolate chips
- Slice the apples.
- Cut the pear lengthwise in a manner that creates the body. I cut further away from the stem than usual and then made a 1/4" slice near the stem, avoiding the seeds.
- Slice the remaining pear.
- Open yogurt container. Either pour the yogurt into a ramekin or leave it in the container.
- Place the pear slice in the yogurt and place the chocolate chips on it for eyes.
- Use a very small red apple slice for the nose.
- Fan the apple and pear slices around the yogurt to make turkey feathers.
- Break pretzel sticks to make legs (keep some on the side as the kids will like dipping them in the yogurt).