Turn your afternoon snacks healthy with these simple yogurt-dipped frozen grapes.
I don’t know about you, but I struggled for a long time to come up with different after school snacks… especially healthy ones.
I wanted something easy, could be taken with us if we were on the go and was healthy.
Which is why this is becoming an easy go-to snack for my boys!
Are Grapes Healthy? You Bet!
As your kids navigate their back-to-school routines and extracurricular activities, it’s incredibly important to talk to your kids about healthy food choices.
Smart food choices are essential to keeping everyone energized and engaged.
Tip: When it comes to selecting snacks and preparing meals, keep it simple and stock up on foods that are easy to prep and can be used in more than one way.
I even use our food saver – so I make a bunch ahead of time and then pull them from the freezer when we need them.
Fresh California grapes are a terrific option because they are abundant throughout the fall and well into January.
Crisp, juicy grapes can be eaten nearly anytime and anywhere, including school, the office and during after-school activities, at home or away.
Whether eaten fresh or frozen for a cool treat, grapes are a healthy, hydrating alternative to highly processed and calorie-rich foods.
Grapes can also be used as an ingredient in easy weeknight meals like California-Style Pizza, cousin to Hawaiian pizza, where fresh grapes star instead of pineapple and prepared pizza dough gives the cook a head start.
Yogurt-Dipped Frozen Grapes are an easy, fun snack or dessert that kids can help prepare.
A special thanks to California Table Grape Commission for this recipe. For more snack and meal inspiration, visit grapesfromcalifornia.com
Yogurt-Dipped Frozen Grapes
Yogurt-Dipped Frozen Grapes Recipe
- 60 California grapes, any color, rinsed and patted dry
- 3/4 cup 2% vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup graham cracker flour or almond flour
Directions for frozen grapes:
Step 1: Insert toothpick into each grape.
Step 2: Place yogurt in small bowl. Pour graham cracker or almond flour onto plate.
Line 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Step 3: Dip each grape into yogurt, coating two-thirds of grape, then dip yogurt-covered grape into desired flour to coat bottom.
Place each dipped grape on baking dish; repeat until all grapes are yogurt-covered and dipped in flour.
Step 4: Freeze at least two hours, or until grapes are frozen solid.
Nutritional information per serving with graham cracker crumbs: 100 calories; 3 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fat (14% calories from fat); 0 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium; 0 g fiber.
Nutritional information per serving with almond flour: 110 calories; 4 g protein; 14 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g fat (37% calories from fat); 0.5 g saturated fat (4% calories from saturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 1 g fiber.