A Greek Yogurt Sundae Bar makes a terrific after-school snack- it’s like an ice cream sundae bar but a whole lot healthier!
It’s hard to believe that summer has come to an end and that school is back in session! Seriously, where does the time go? This has been a big year for our family- we moved into a new house this summer and my daughter Sienna just started kindergarten.
Now that she’s a big kindergartener, that means no more nap time in school and also, no more snack time. So when we pick her up in the afternoon, she’s usually ravenous!
I know the struggle of trying to make healthy snacks for your kids when they’re hungry or “hangry” (hungry + angry). At times like this, it’s all too easy to reach for those not so healthy snack options because of convenience.
That’s why I love FAGE. Their authentic Greek yogurt is not only delicious, it’s convenient, versatile and packed with nutrition. It’s rich in protein and also a good source of calcium. It’s perfect for after-school snacks!
I discovered FAGE Greek yogurt years ago when I was researching and writing my Greek Yogurt Diet cookbook. FAGE Total is a rich, creamy all-natural Greek strained yogurt that’s made simply with a family recipe dating back to 1926.
It comes in three fat varieties to fit your lifestyle- FAGE TOTAL 5%, FAGE Total 2% and FAGE Total 0%. It’s made with only two ingredients- milk and live active cultures.
The thick texture of the yogurt is achieved through the extensive straining process- no thickeners, additives or preservatives are used. FAGE Total is also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, and has no added sugars.
I use FAGE Total in a wide variety of dishes including sauces, marinades, baked goods and desserts. Fortunately, Sienna has loved yogurt since she was a baby- it’s one of her favorite foods.
So I decided to surprise her after school by setting up a yogurt sundae bar. Basically, it’s like an ice cream sundae bar but a whole lot healthier!
We all get to have fun making our own unique, delicious creations and I feel good knowing that I’m giving my family a nourishing snack.
I filled our bowls with FAGE Total 2% and then put out all sorts of colorful, nutrient-rich toppings like berries, pineapple, kiwi, granola, nuts, coconut flakes, peanut butter and cacao nibs. Who wouldn’t want to dive into that? It turns out that Sienna’s favorite combination of toppings was sliced bananas topped with peanut butter and cacao nibs.
My husband Pete went for the more exotic, tropical toppings. His creation consisted of rich, creamy FAGE Total 2% topped with pineapple slices, kiwi, shredded coconut, and walnuts.
As for me, I guess I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to my yogurt sundaes. My sundae consisted of good old berries and granola. I just love the sweetness of the berries and granola with the tangy yogurt. And look at those colors!
I highly recommend setting up a yogurt sundae bar like this at home. Whether it’s for an after-school snack or even dessert, it’s so much fun for both kids and adults!
Greek Yogurt Sundae Bar
- 4 containers (7 oz) FAGE Total 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
- Optional toppings: fresh fruit berries, pineapple, kiwi, dried fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, nut butters, cacao nibs
- Divide the yogurt into 4 bowls. Set up your desired toppings. Have everyone top their yogurt sundaes with their favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Andy Bishop says
Thanks for sharing this! I'm sure my son will love this.
A great healthy in between and after school 'snack' that each child can make his or her own sundae bar.
Nina | feel good eating says
I have been to events where they have had yoghurt bars and they really are so much fun (and tasty!)
Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian says
How is Sienna liking school? My daughter just started kindergarten this year too and it's been such a big adjustment to our schedule but so far she loves it. She's also starving after school so I'll definitely have to whip this up!
Chelsey Amer says
I love the idea of a Greek yogurt bar so everyone can top their bowl with whatever they desire! And how cute are those kiwis?! Looks so delicious!