4 Simple And Healthy Yogurt Recipes For Kids

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Children can be picky eaters, and it is important to keep reinventing recipes to make them have healthy food in an interesting way. This post on yogurt recipes for kids might help you with this situation. Yogurt is a rich source of calcium and probiotics that help improve gut health. It also contains immunity boosters and helps relieve babies from diarrhea. But you cannot always give plain old yogurt to them. So delve into this post for a list of interesting recipes with yogurt that you can try making for your child.

4 Healthy Yogurt Recipes For Kids:

Is yogurt good for kids? Yogurt is a tasty and filling food. It has probiotics, low in calorie, rich in calcium and protein. It is great for your child’s gut health. What else you need for your growing kids! You can experiment with yoghurt and come up with interesting and healthy options.

1. Probiotic Yogurt Pancakes:

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You can offer a balanced, delicious breakfast to your little one with probiotic yogurt pancakes.

  • Yogurts contain probiotics and the ‘good bacteria’ in them helps to keep the digestive system healthy.
  • In case your kid does not want to eat the yogurt straight up, you can incorporate them in muffins, pancakes or quick breads, curdled rice with digestive tempering.
  • Cakes and breads turn soft with addition of yoghurt and your child too gets the right nutrition.

Here we shall look at how you can make this exciting breakfast and make Sundays all the more special:

What You Need?

  • Frozen blueberries – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Beaten egg – 1
  • Vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Flaxseed – 1 teaspoon
  • Whole flour – 1 cup

How To Prepare?

  1. You need to mix the cinnamon, salt, baking powder, flaxseed and flour in a bowl.
  2. Mix yogurt, egg and vanilla in a separate bowl and stir all ingredients.
  3. Heat a pan and coat with butter.
  4. Pour batter in the warm pan and cook for 4 minutes each of the sides.
  5. Repeat the same with the other batches.
  6. Add honey sweetened yoghurt to make a lovely topping.

2. Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt:

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Instead of rushing to an ice cream parlor, you can actually prepare this creamy delight at home and surprise your little one. You will certainly love to serve your kid the high, creamy and thick protein dessert on a Sunday morning. This one is the best yogurt recipe for kids.

Let us see how you can prepare this easy yogurt dessert.

What You Need?

  • Greek yogurt – 3 cups
  • Vanilla – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey – 1/4 cup
  • Strawberries – 1 cup

How To Prepare?

  1. You need to stir all the above mentioned ingredients, except strawberries.
  2. Add sweeteners if you want it to be sweet.
  3. Pour it in a frozen bowl and then add the diced strawberries.
  4. Let it freeze for 2 hours to 4 hours.
  5. Enjoy this delicious treat!

3. Yogurt Fruit Smoothie:

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If you want to give the boost of added nutrients to your kid, this yogurt recipe for kids can be an exciting option.

  • You can quickly prepare the drink in a food processor.
  • This can be a soothing snack or a nutritious breakfast if your child is bored with the usual options.

Here is a list of things you need:

What You Need?

  • Ripe banana
  • Orange juice – 2 tbs
  • Strawberries frozen – 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla flavored or plain yoghurt – 1/2 cup
  • Nuts of choice
  • Dried berries

How To Prepare?

  1. You need to place the orange juice, banana and strawberries in a food processor and make a puree.
  2. Add the puree and yogurt until it turns smooth.
  3. Garnish with crushed nuts and dried berries.
  4. Now, it is ready to be served and enjoyed.

4. Yogurt And Granola Trifle:

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of chopped fruits of choice such as strawberries, berries, banana and such
  • 1 quart of vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups of homemade granola as per recipe shared below

For The Granola:

  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans
  • ½ tsp of ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp. of honey
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup of crisp rice cereal
  • 2 tbsp. of water
  • 2 cups of whole oats
  • ¼thcup of wheat germ

How To:

For The Granola:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix the cinnamon, ¼thtsp salt, ginger, honey, maple syrup, oil, water and vanilla in a bowl.
  3. Add the oats, rice cereal, the pecans and the wheat germ.
  4. Mix everything and coat it properly.
  5. Spread out the mix on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes till it becomes dry but not brown.
  6. Let it cool.

For The Yogurt And Granola Trifle:

  1. Add the fruits, granola and yogurt in a trifle bowl. Make sure you make it in two layers. Place the fruits at the bottom of the bowl, add the granola and finally add the yogurt.
  2. Let it chill for about 15 minutes or as long as you want.

Yogurt is a tasty item that can satiate sweet tooth in children. Moms know that anything labeled as ‘healthy’ is a kid repellent, but it won’t be the case with this creamy tasty food. This ice cream-like item actually tempts the young tummies.

You can add a blob of yogurt in your salads and offer such interesting after-school summer treats that your kid will simply love.

Yogurt is considered to be the ultimate source of probiotics for children. In addition, it helps improve their gut health and relieve stomach issues. However, regularly serving plain yogurt to children may cause them to get bored of it quickly. Thus, we have prepared this list of simple and healthy yogurt recipes for kids that you can make at home. These recipes are easy to prepare and add a protein-rich component to your little one’s diet. These recipes also make healthy desserts that can satisfy your child’s sweet tooth.

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