This post is sponsored by Midwest Dairy.
Our family recently had the opportunity to visit The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum. This wonderful space, which opened just last fall, combines fun and imaginative play with educational experiences for young children and their families.
My kids had the best time exploring, and we learned a lot about dairy thanks to the museum’s partnership with Midwest Dairy. We are big fans of dairy (my love of charcuterie boards is never ending), and now we know it takes 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese!
While at Wonderscope, we also learned:
- Did you know cows don’t sweat, but they can smell things up to 6 miles away?
- 95% of dairy farms are family-owned and operated. Support local farmers by choosing dairy products at your favorite store!
- It takes on average 48 hours for milk to get from the farm to your local grocer.
Our visit inspired us to create a fun treat using another favorite dairy product — yogurt! The kids love helping out in the kitchen and these frozen goodies are a great way to get them involved in making a healthy treat. Fermented dairy foods like yogurt are linked to health benefits including reduced inflammation, improved digestive health and healthy immune systems.
Simple Frozen Fruit Yogurt Treats
- 2 cups nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 6 tablespoons Powdered Chocolate Peanut Butter (I recommend PB2 brand)
- 2 tablespoons Liquid Stevia or Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 1 cup Frozen Berries
- In a medium-sized bowl, put 2 cups of nonfat Greek yogurt.
- Mix in 6 tablespoons of powdered chocolate peanut butter.
- Add 2 tablespoons of liquid Stevia or monk fruit sweetener and stir (add a bit more to taste if you prefer sweeter).
- Stir everything until the mixture is a nice, smooth consistency.
- In a silicon ice cube or popsicle mold, drop in a few berries and layer with yogurt mix Add more berries if desired. Make sure to add enough yogurt to fill the mold (we usually put a berry on top).
- Put mold in the freezer for a day or overnight.
- Pop out when ready for a light, fruity frozen yogurt treat and enjoy!
I originally created this recipe when I decided on a low-calorie diet to help me get back to my pre-baby weight. While choosing a low-calorie diet initially made it difficult to consume one of my all-time favorite types of foods — dairy, I’ve learned I can still eat a lot of the dairy foods I like by creating them myself! There are actually more low-fat dairy products now than ever before. Some low-fat dairy items I have found and are now staples in my refrigerator are fat-free Greek Yogurt, fat-free sour cream, fat-free and low-fat cheese (and yes it comes in shredded as well), and low fat cottage cheese. Since discovering these items my family and I have been able to incorporate dairy into our everyday lives.