Years ago, I discovered a super-quick and fun snack for my kids: frozen yogurt bites. To make them, you literally just pipe Greek yogurt into little drops on a piece of parchment paper, then freeze them. My kids went nuts for them (and still do). It’s also a snack I feel good about giving my son with type 1 diabetes because of the low carb and high protein content of Greek yogurt.
To keep up with the current “unicorn” craze, I combined three colors for this batch of fro-yo bites. I used a fancy tricolor decorating tool to assist me, but you can just as easily use plastic bags with the ends snipped off as your piping bag. I usually make a big batch of bites at once and then store them in the freezer in a plastic bag.
As they’re enjoying their snack, my kids like to tell me which color combinations are their favorite. They also give me input on which combinations to try next. These little treats really are fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Serving Size: 12 bites
- Calories: 45
- Fiber: 0g
- Total Fat: 0g
- Protein: 5g
- Total Carbohydrate: 6g
- 1½ cups vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
- Food coloring (pastel colors)
- 3 small sandwich-sized plastic bags (or a tricolor decorating bag and tip)
How To Make It
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Divide yogurt evenly into 3 small bowls.
- Add 3 to 4 drops of food coloring (or enough to reach desired color) to each bowl, one color per bowl, and mix well.
- Scoop each bowl of yogurt into a separate plastic bag (or into separate compartments of a tricolor decorating bag, and attach a decorating tip
- If using plastic bags, snip a corner off of each plastic bag and hold all 3 bags close together, so that the snipped corners are right next to each other. Gently squeeze the 3 bags at the same time and pipe “drops” (approximately 1 teaspoon of yogurt per drop) onto parchment paper.
- Place baking sheet in the freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes or until yogurt is frozen.
- Remove from the freezer and peel the yogurt bites off the parchment paper. Store in a freezer-safe container.
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.