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Yoplait Trix Yogurt Adds Healthy Color to Snack Time


I’ve mentioned before how I’ve struggled with my weight and self-image throughout my life.  It’s a shame, but the two really do tie together for me; however, I’m trying to turn that into a positive now.  It’s important to me to help my children establish healthy eating habits.  Doing this requires me to model healthy eating as well as to offer healthy choices.  All of our meals are not 100% healthy, but we try to be mindful of moderation.  One area I’ve really focused on is snack time.

Snack time, in my opinion, is the easiest time to bring out the junk food.  Sure, my daughter likes chips and cookies, but I try to reserve those as treats.  I know she can get bored of having the same snacks over and over again, so I try to change it up.  Adding some fun can encourage her to eat something she’s unsure about, especially if I just denied her cookie request.  Thankfully, she loves yogurt and asks for it frequently.

When I was younger, I used to baby-sit a little girl next door who loved Trix Yogurt.  I remember this because it was when I started to like yogurt!  They had such fun colors and flavors.  It wasn’t like the stuff I’d tried before.  Fast forward to today… and I still love yogurt, but look for options that are healthy.  I was surprised at how sugary some yogurts can be (but the flavors are so good)!  When I learned that Yoplait Trix Yogurt made improvements to cut out high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners and flavors, I had to try it again.

yoplait trix yogurt

I picked up a couple multi-packs for $2 each at Walmart (and one even had a 55 cent coupon on it!).  The portion sizes are a little smaller than we are used to, but it’s kid-friendly in size.  We bought Strawberry Banana Bash and Cotton Candy.  I know, I know, cotton candy doesn’t sound healthy, but I’d rather my family enjoy the flavor this way than with actual cotton candy!

trix yogurt colors

My daughter loved them!  From the bunny on the container to telling me the colors she was eating.  And when I mixed the colors together, oh that caused giggles and excitement.  I tasted them too, and really liked the Strawberry Banana Bash flavor.  Cotton Candy was yummy, but I felt like it couldn’t be healthy for tasting so good.  Rissa had the most fun mixing the blue and pink together though!

“Trix are for kids” but unwanted additives definitely are not. That’s why Yoplait® Trix® Yogurt comes in silly, swirly flavors kids love, without high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or sweeteners. It’s still the same bright, fun, colorful snack, only better. You’ll love that they love it!

Yoplait Trix Yogurt is definitely a healthy and fun snack that’s even a bit educational when mixing the colors together. We try to have one yogurt a day for the protein, calcium, and other health benefits yogurt provides our bodies.

How do you keep snack time healthy, but fun?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.

 

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  1. Ericka July 30, 2012 Reply

    I’ve never tried this variety of Yoplait yogurt. We are yogurt lovers in my family so my son will really enjoy this one because it looks so fun to eat!

  2. Kristin July 30, 2012 Reply

    Wow, this takes me back. I haven’t had Trix Yogurt in my house in years and years (my kids are all teens). I should give it a try again, because I can’t get my kids to eat yogurt anymore. I hate that ice cream and cookies and chips are the go-to snacks. Ugh!
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  3. Quida July 30, 2012 Reply

    I have tried this brand and it is delicious. My kids love it. :)
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  4. That’s so much fun! Trix yogurt is always a hit with kids!
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  5. We’ve never tried this brand of kids yogurt. I’ve always liked the regular Yoplait. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. WHAT FUN COLORS, WE HAVE NEVER TRIED THIS YOGURT BEFORE. BRIGHTLY COLORED FOODS ARE ATTRACTIVE TO KIDS.

  7. Kecia July 30, 2012 Reply

    So colorful! My son would love this, I am going to have to pick some up this week at the grocery store.

    To keep snacks healthy, we try to give him fresh fruits and veggies but he’s going through a picky stage. Most of the time, he eats those squeeable snacks that are made with fruits.
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  8. Mariah July 30, 2012 Reply

    We just tried the Trix yogurt as well and it got the toddler stamp of approval here for snack time!
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  9. Lisa Weidknecht July 30, 2012 Reply

    I keep snacktime healthy by providing raw carrot sticks and celery sticks to dip in Trix yogurt. The kids love it!
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  10. Jo-Ann Brightman July 30, 2012 Reply

    I have never tried Trix yogurt because of the high sugar content. I’m glad to hear that they have made the yogurt more healthfulAnnJopb

  11. My kids love yogurt and would be so excited about this! We’ll have to give it a try soon.
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  12. Dede July 30, 2012 Reply

    We got this yogurt a few weeks ago and it turned a weird color when the flavors were mixed. But the kids seemed to like it!
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  13. Bee C. August 2, 2012 Reply

    I’m curious how much sugar is actually still in it! It looks like something my daughter would love.

  14. Sadie August 13, 2012 Reply

    My kids said that the Trix yogurt tastes better than all the rest! :)
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    • Darcy August 14, 2012 Reply

      They do taste yummy! I’m still a fan of my personal favorite kind…. but for kids I think these are great. The size is about perfect too since it’s just a bit smaller.Syrana

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