If you’re in need of a cold, refreshing snack or a post workout bite—you’ve come to the right place. This protein packed, low sugar yogurt bark has just 4 ingredients and is completely customizable. Whip up in 5 minutes or less, freeze, and have ready to eat on repeat.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Danone US, LLC. All opinions are my own; I never feature a brand that I don’t love!
I eat yogurt for breakfast pretty much every single day. However, yogurt can get tricky as it’s often filled with sneaky added sugars and fillers. That’s why I was so excited to stumble upon Two Good™ Greek low fat yogurt. This yogurt truly has got it going on. Each 5.3 oz serving contains just 2g of sugar, 80 calories, 12g of protein, and 3g of carbs. Plus, it’s free of aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame k. It’s also non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, kosher, has 35% fewer calories than regular yogurt, and contains just 12 ingredients (so many wins!).
Plus, you can feel good about your purchase as this company is part of the B Corp movement—meaning that, along with their business, they are helping tackle environmental and social issues.
I bought my Plain and Vanilla Two Good™ Greek yogurt at Target. Click here to buy yours!
How to make yogurt bark
Yogurt is filled with important nutrients like calcium, protein, vitamins and gut-friendly live and active cultures. There are several types of yogurt, but my favorite is Greek yogurt because it is packed with a ton of protein. One cup of Greek yogurt typically contains 10-15 grams of protein, comparable to a 2-3 ounce serving of lean meat. Try eating yogurt topped with granola, dollop over stuffed peppers, or freeze into bark! Making yogurt bark is super simple and it’s a great way to use up yogurt before it’s on its way out.
- Start by spreading yogurt out evenly over parchment paper. In this recipe, I’m using both Plain and Vanilla Two Good™ Greek low fat yogurt. This yogurt has 80% less sugar than average yogurts because it’s made with a unique slow-straining process that removes sugar from the milk, leaving only 2g of total sugar in each cup.
- My recipes are unique because they are flexible and call for ingredients “of your choice.” This yogurt bark is no different. After spreading out the yogurt, top yogurt with equal parts fruit and the toppings of your choice. I like to use seasonal summer fruits. Mix it up with fruit like berries, bananas, peaches, kiwi, or mango.
- For the toppings, use whatever you have on hand. Dried fruit, chopped nuts, broken chocolate bars, shredded coconut, nut butter, chia seeds, granola, and leftover cereal are all welcome on this bark. In these pictures, I used a combination of dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, pistachios, pecans, sliced almonds, and my quinoa crunch granola.
I picked up this yogurt at my local Target in the dairy section. Target also has other ingredients needed for this recipe including the fresh fruits and toppings of your choice.
Fueling up with protein and carbs
It’s important to eat right and fuel our day with proper nutrition. This becomes even more important when it comes to working out. Aim to eat protein + carbs 1-3 hours before a workout and within an hour after working out. This can get tricky with a busy schedule though. These are some of my go-to pre- and post-workout snacks on jam-packed days.
- Peanut butter + banana
- Overnight oatmeal + berries
- Nuts + dried fruit
- Homemade hummus + veggies
- Hard boiled egg + whole grain crackers
- Or this protein-packed Greek yogurt bark!
Head over to your local Target and pick up the ingredients you need to make this convenient, protein-packed snack. If you collect some plastic bags along the way, hang them on a chair or in your car to remind you to reuse them for your next grocery run.
Whether it’s a busy breakfast fix or a necessary post-workout bite—I’m grabbing this protein-packed yogurt bark all season long. What are some of your favorite combinations to top yogurt bark with?
- 1 cup Plain Two Good™ Greek low fat yogurt
- 1 cup Vanilla Two Good™ Greek low fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup sliced fruit of your choice, (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, bananas, peaches, kiwis, mangoes, etc)
- 1/2 cup toppings of your choice, (chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, nut butter, chia seeds, granola, etc)
- Combine yogurts in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- Line a baking tray, dish, or large plate with parchment paper.
- Spoon yogurt across lined tray or dish and spread out evenly until about ¼ inch thick.
- Sprinkle with fruit and toppings of your choice. Freeze for 2 to 4 hours.
- Once frozen, break or cut bark into pieces. You may have to wait a couple minutes if the bark is really hard.
- Store in the freezer until ready to eat.*
*You can store bark in a ziptop bag for up to 2 months in freezer. Ensure bag is airtight to prevent ice crystals from forming.