When I have friends over for dinner at my open house Mondays I always invite people to bring their partners or their little ones but with diverse ages and dietary requirements when you have people from 10 months to 40+ years in attendance it can be a bit of a tricky proposition to keep them all happy.
Then there's the ongoing challenge of the fact that it's in the evening so the older kids who come have been at school all day and they want to eat the second they come through the door even though dinner isn't until seven because the big people who work in offices don't finish until later.
I think I might have a small solution to part of the problem, well at least for the kids.
Yeo Valley got in touch and asked if I could come up with a suitable healthy but tasty treat for the kids using some of their Yeo Valley Little Yeos, they come from a range of yoghurts made especially for children and so I used the slightly larger Little Yeo's limited edition Yoghurts as the recipe might have been slightly more of a challenge with the tiny pots.
Here without further ado is my easy recipe for Fro-Yeo Bars, a healthy tasty frozen yoghurt bar which can either be broken up and popped in a bowl or if you are little like baby Carter they're just as easy to hold in your hands, (maybe with a little help from mum)
8 pots of Little Yeo's Limited Edition Yoghurts
1 pack of assorted dried fruits (and nuts if the little ones are an appropriate age) I used cranberries and blueberries
1 sheet of non-stick baking paper
1 foil tray
Line the foil tray with baking paper and then decant all 8 pots into the tray and spread evenly before sprinkling on the fruits, place in the freezer overnight and voila, that's it, easy peasy!!
These are the perfect snack to keep in the freezer and now when friends call around with their little ones I've always got something I can offer them at short notice, Carter loved them and being 10 months old he definitely knows what he likes and what he doesn't, my lovely children who refused to be photographed also loved them and at 13 and 14 that's not a bad thing, they are a little messy when they start to defrost but hey, that's all part of the fun, when was the last time you had yourself a little messy eating fun!! Oh and I also tried them and I'm 42, if you can please family and friends who range from 10 months to 42 then that's not a bad thing at all!
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