Healthy Snack Ideas - Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cups

April 05, 2014

One of the hardest steps towards eating healthy is planning. It takes time to eat good food. As time consuming as it can be, it's well worth it. Over the past few weeks, I've been doing some research and testing out ideas to find easy, healthy snacks with minimal preparation. This particular idea took about 10 minutes to put together, and produces 8 portions. You can't get much quicker than that!

To make these, you will need:

Plain Greek yogurt (4 cup bulk size) - not the "fruit on the bottom," light, flavored, or vanilla kind. All of those have crazy amounts of hidden sugar and other ingredients that just aren't good for you. Yes, plain Greek yogurt is an acquired taste, but give it a shot and you'll come to love it! Since I switched over to plain Greek, all other yogurt tastes "fake" to me now, probably because it is.

Strawberries or other fruit of choice.

100% Raw Honey - honey is another product you need to watch out for. Most times, people go for the little plastic bear jars, or the cheapest kind (we're all guilty of that from time to time) But most honey, except raw, is processed with added sweeteners. This processing also takes out some of the best things about honey! Honey is great for allergy prevention, especially if it's local to your area. So next time you go to the farmer's market, pick up a jar of honey! Not only does it do a body good, it's awesome to support a local artisan, and to promote a healthy ecosystem!

Ziploc containers - I purchased the (8 count) half-cup size bowls, though you could certainly use a larger size.

Once getting all your ingredients together, scoop the Greek yogurt evenly into your containers. Tap them gently on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles and allow more room for other ingredients.

Add a spoonful of honey to each of your servings. Stir them up if you so desire. For extra sweetness, add a natural sweetener like Stevia, or more honey to taste.

Then, I used one strawberry for each container, cut into quarters. Other ingredients like almond slivers, chopped walnuts, or raisins would make a great addition as well.

This is great for portion control and easy portability. Definitely a good solution for anyone that's always on the go!

 
What are your go-to healthy snack ideas?
What's your favorite Greek yogurt?
 

9 comments

  1. Mmm yummy! My healthy go-to snacks have to be dried fruit and raisans, almond nuts and berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) X
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  2. That looks so delicious! And I love how simple it is to make a bunch of them ahead of time. I agree, the hardest part of healthy eating for me is the preparation time it takes to make something good.

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  3. This looks so delicious! I love that you can make a bunch at once!

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  4. yuuumm i'm so down for guilt free treats like this- i especially love all that honey :D Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

    xo marlen
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  5. Such a good idea, they look delish!

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  6. This is genius idea! Love!

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  7. Passionfruit greek yogurt is definitely my favourite, now that you ask! These look yummy ^^

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  8. ooh these look so yummy!
    x

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  9. Such a great idea! These look gorgeous.x
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