Courtesy of Katie Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook, these “Cute as a Cupcake” berries make nourishing food look every bit as appealing as sugary store-bought treats. These cups of goodness are great for playdates, after-sports nibbles, and birthday parties. Arrange a dozen on a cake stand and you won’t need frosting to get the kids to dive in. And, with berry season in full swing, now is a good time to give this one a whirl.

Ingredients:
A variety of fresh berries (we love strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
cupcake papers
Toothpicks
Yogurt (optional)

Method:
1. Start with any fresh berries you can get your hands on in any combination along with charming cupcake papers.

2. Fill cupcakes papers to the brim along with toothpicks for spearing the fruits. Littler kids can use their fingers if you’re worried they’ll go rogue with a toothpick.

3. For a more filling snack, whip together equal parts low-fat lemon yogurt and low-fat plain Greek yogurt. Scoop yogurt into cupcakes papers (I use two for added sturdiness), top with fresh berries and serve with a spoon.

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Katie Sullivan Morford is a mom, food writer and registered dietitian. You can find her family-friendly recipes and kitchen wisdom at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook