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.
The yogurt I usually buy contains 32 ounces. I portion it into eight 1/2 cup servings, which have 14 grams of carbs each.
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.
I use these BPA-free storage bowls from The 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.
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).