Lately, I’ve been trying to make lots of different easy and healthy snacks, with the emphasis being on easy.
First off, I was very excited to purchase a popsicle mold. So naturally the minute I got home I had to come up with some sort of fantastic recipe to test out the mold.
So I threw together a very simple recipe for a yogurt popsicle:
Soy Yogurt & Fruit Popsicles
- 1/2 cup soy yogurt or soy milk
- 1/3 cup fruit, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a small bowl, mix the yogurt or milk with the fruit. Add the vanilla extract and stir.
I personally cut the fruit up into smaller pieces, but if you prefer whole berries, that is fine.
Put in the freezer and allow the popsicles to freeze for at least 2-4 hours or overnight.
I found when using yogurt, you get more of a tangy flavour than you would if you substituted the yogurt for milk.
On another note, I planted some kale in my garden this year, and luckily they have been doing quite well (surprisingly).
So I decided to try my hand at some kale chips. I opted for just plain kale chips this time around.
Adapted from The Laughing Medusa
- 2 cups kale, torn/chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Wash the kale and pat dry. Allow a few minutes for it to air dry after patting it dry to ensure it is completely dry.
In a medium/large bowl, add the olive oil, pinch of salt and lemon juice. Add more lemon juice if you like your chips a little tangier. Mix together.
Once dry, tear the kale into smaller pieces and add to the bowl.
Mix the kale pieces into the mixture by massaging the dressing into the leaves with your hands until fully coated. Messy but worth it.
Once coated, stick in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crispy.
Take out of the oven and allow it to cool down.
Here is the nutrition info for the kale chips (the entire batch):
- Calories: 193
- Fat: 14.5g
- Sodium: 59.8mg
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 5.2g
- Sugar: 3.4g
- Protein: 5g
It also packs in 598.9mg of Potassium, and 708% Vitamin A and 181% Vitamin C (of your daily value). Kale is quite the super food!
Also, here is the nutrition info for the Soy Yogurt & Fruit Recipe (per popsicle- recipe makes two):
- Calories: 61
- Fat: 0.8g
- Sodium: 6.8mg
- Carbohydrates: 11.3g
- Sugar: 7.8g
I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!