If you’ve spent any time with me in the past two years, I’ve probably told you all about my yogurt sundaes. I’m a bit of a broken record it seems. After my first son was born, I often found myself craving something sweet late in the evening but also needing a decent snack to get me through all the night time feedings. I came up with the yogurt sundae as an alternative to a big bowl of ice cream — start with greek yogurt (or regular – I’m not going to stop you) and pile on ice cream shop toppings. Unless you’re really heavy handed with those toppings, you’re looking at a much healthier treat than a big bowl of ice cream. It’s also more substantial — lots of protein in the yogurt — so you can pat yourself on the back for making a healthy decision all the while indulging in the deliciousness that a few chocolate chips and raspberries create.
I make mine free form with whatever we have and whatever I’m craving that evening. If you’re not in the midst of breastfeeding a hungry babe and more mindful of your calories, you can always use a smaller bowl to keep things in check.
Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Nuts – sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, pecans, pistachios
- Fruit – berries, bananas, peaches, plums (try dried fruit in the winter!)
- A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or chocolate sauce
- Sweet stuff — chocolate chips, flaked coconut, peanut butter chips
This afternoon I had fresh super sweet strawberries, a drizzle of maple syrup, coconut chips from Trader Joes, and a touch of granola.