I don’t know if I’m the only parent who feels this way but this summer has been super tough to try and limit treats for my almost 4 year old son. From ice cream at the park to s’mores while camping, it always seems he’s snacking on something sweet and full of sugar. Now I’m not a huge stickler when it comes to giving him treats here and there, but it was getting out of control! So we came up with a few healthy options which he still thinks are treats and I feel okay giving him!
The biggest one we have started doing is making our own ‘yogurt pops’ (our name for them at least!). We basically just put any flavour yogurt into Popsicle molds and then stick them in the freezer. Simple as that and he LOVES them!! Sometimes I even let him throw a chocolate chip in each before they head into the freezer!
Another one we enjoy (my husband and I might enjoy it more than our son) is fruit dipped in yogurt, particularly caramel Greek yogurt. It is seriously amazing!
We have also started making our own sorbet with our blender! Pick out our fresh fruit and whip it up! Pure deliciousness!!
And then of course taking advantage of all the fresh berries we make a ton of yogurt parfaits complete with berries and granola.
These aren’t necessarily as exciting as going out for a special treat but my son does get excited for these! And I feel better making these healthier options and in turn don’t feel as guilty indulging in special treats every now and then!