Individual Yogurt Cups

by Leighann on March 22, 2010

I told you on Friday that my kids are yogurt junkies and that I don’t like purchasing the small cups of yogurt geared toward kids because they have added sugar, unnatural colors, and are just plain expensive. Not to mention that those little cups adorned with the character’s kids love are just extra packaging.

I usually buy yogurt in a big tub and divvy it up. I find that if I divide it into my own storage containers right when it is opened, then it saves me time and energy in the future. In other words, my individual yogurt cups are just as easy as those convenient kids cups.

Buying by the large tub is better for the environment because there is less packaging. And it is better for your wallet because it is much cheaper per ounce.

And to tell you the truth, my kids can’t get enough of it. Ask my two-year-old. As I was portioning this container, he started dragging his chair over and asking for me to scoop some out for him. I happily obliged.

Yogurt Tub

Big Tub of Yogurt

The yogurt I usually buy contains 32 ounces. I portion it into eight 1/2 cup servings, which have 14 grams of carbs each.

Weighing the Yogurt

Weighing the yogurt for individual servings

I realized that it is less messy and more accurate to use a scale to measure the yogurt into portions than using a measuring cup. If you aren’t counting carbs and don’t need exact measurements, you could just spoon approximately equal amounts into your containers.

Yogurt Containers

Individual servings of yogurt

I use these BPA-free storage bowls from The First YearsThe First Years. They do double duty as storage and serving bowls and they are easy for both of my kids to eat from. The lids fit nice and tight as well.

I think the Mountain High yogurt is thicker and creamier than the Stonyfield Farm yogurt. But Stonyfield Farm definitely has it’s merits.

Mountain High yogurt is not certified organic, but they do screen the milk they use for antibiotics and it is rBST-free (no growth hormones).

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lani March 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

I try to buy the big tubs of yogurt too but to divide it up ahead of time is such a time saver! Going to buy some little containers and do the same. Thanks!


2 Renata Porter March 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

That’s the yogurt we used too. (it’s also good if you mix in honey, wait, did I sa that out loud?) The yogurt here isn’t loaded with sugar, well there are some…but not every kind. I know what you mean though, it was disappointing to buy the small cups when it would cause the kids to bomb even though there was protein in it.


3 Sherry March 24, 2010 at 1:12 am

Great idea! Think I’m going to start doing this!


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