Change things up with these Ombre Fruit and Yogurt Cups, a beautiful array of gradient colors, delicious fruit and yogurt that are perfect for serving a crowd.
As a mom of young children, it is important to me to serve food that is delicious, nutritious, and filling. That’s why I love serving Greek yogurt to my boys. Greek yogurt is packed with protein to keep them energized and feeling fuller longer! Is it just me, or are kids crazy when it comes to snacking? My boys will finish dinner and be asking for a snack before I’m washing the dishes!
To avoid empty-calorie snacking, I like to serve healthy dairy foods like yogurt and cheese to keep hunger in-check between meals, to keep my kids energized, and to fit in three servings of dairy every day. Most of us need to add one more daily serving of nutrient-rich dairy to meet recommendations, anyway.
These Ombre Fruit and Yogurt Cups are perfectly portioned for snacking and you will love that your family reaches for Greek yogurt when they open the refrigerator. The bottom layer is packed with extra fruit, so it gives just enough sweetness to cut the tangy Greek yogurt (if you have picky eaters, they will not even notice).
Topped with creamy vanilla Greek yogurt, these cups are sure to be a favorite in your home! You can even package them up in mini Mason jars for a quick snack on-the-go, or pop them in the freezer for a healthy treat later on as the weather gets warmer.
Ombre Fruit and Yogurt Cups
- 8-10 servings
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups strawberry Greek yogurt, divided
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Puree the strawberries with 1/2 cup strawberry Greek yogurt until smooth. Spoon onto bottom layer of 8-10 small containers.
- Top with strawberry Greek yogurt, and then finally the vanilla Greek yogurt.
Notes: Transfer the yogurts to three squeeze bottles before adding to containers, especially if you have skinny glass jars. This will make for a pretty, mess-free presentation. The bottom layer will not be very firm after blending with the pureed fruit. To avoid the middle layer sinking into the bottom layer use the squeeze bottle to press the middle layer of yogurt up along the sides of the glass before filling in the rest. Make sure that your yogurt does not have large fruit pieces that will clog the tip of the squeeze bottle. Repeat with the top layer. You can find food-safe squeeze bottles at most craft stores. A plastic zip bag with a small hole cut out of a corner would work well, too.