This time of year tests my self-control. Between Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas, it seems like I’m being presented almost daily with an overwhelming amount of sugary temptation. Don’t get me wrong. I think there’s a place in our diet for treats in moderation, but this is definitely a time of year when I’m looking for healthier alternatives to all the sugar.
This frozen Greek yogurt and berry bark nicely fits the bill. With only a few whole food ingredients and less than ten minutes to prepare, you too can have a delicious frozen treat ready for healthy snacking any time!
I like to use plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt and lightly sweeten it myself with honey or maple syrup (make sure you’re using the real stuff) to keep a lid on the sugar content, but you can use any yogurt you’d like.
The beauty of this recipe is its versatility. Use Greek yogurt, regular vanilla yogurt, or flavoured yogurt – whatever you have in the fridge. This version uses dried blueberries and strawberries, but you can easily adapt this frozen treat with other berries or fruit depending on your preferences and whatever you have on hand. Try pitted and sliced cherries, craisins, dried apricot pieces, mango, papaya, even sliced bananas.
Greek yogurt is a fantastic healthy and high-protein base for frozen treats like this! Try these frozen yogurt drops for teething babies or my famous homemade strawberry lime frozen yogurt (it tastes like a margarita).
Frozen yogurt and berry bark is a delicious treat to snack on throughout the day. It will melt pretty quickly though, so be sure to store it in the freezer and only take out what you want to eat in the moment.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon liquid honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons dried blueberries
- 2-3 fresh strawberries, sliced (frozen or freeze dried work as well)
- In a medium bowl, add honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract to yogurt, mixing well.
- Line a baking dish or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread yogurt evenly in prepared pan, about 1/4" thick.
- Sprinkle with dried blueberries, and place sliced strawberries where you’d like them.
- Place in freezer for up to 3 hours.
- Remove from freezer and break into smaller pieces.
- Store in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to a week.