This post is updated and now has a video! Woohoo! 6 natural ways to flavour Greek yoghurt for kids…who knew it would be so popular? New photos were definitely needed!
Have you noticed? I don’t buy kiddy yoghurts. One of the main reasons for that is their sugar content, one of the other reasons is that I’m a cheapskate. I make my own yoghurt for around $1.20 per litre. The kids love it, I use it in baking, lunchboxes and all sorts of things.
It’s thick, creamy and delicious on it’s own, but it does have a tang to it, so if you’ve got picky kids or kids who are used to kiddy yoghurt, you will need to flavour it. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s fun to have different flavours of yoghurt in your lunch! So here are 6 ways to flavour Greek yoghurt!
If you want to read more about the kiddy yoghurts, Stacey from My Kids Lick the Bowl has done an awesome blog post about it. Once you see how much sugar is in those pouches, you will never turn back.
When I mention yoghurt in this article, I’m talking full fat, greek yoghurt. Jalna make a pot set one. It is as similar to the homemade yoghurt that I make that you will find in a supermarket. Low fat yoghurt has no place in a kids lunchbox unless it has been prescribed by a medical practitioner.
Now, I recently moved to using reusable yoghurt pouches (I use My Lil Pouch– I’ve tried a few brands but really like these ones- I have to admit here that they have sent me some to use gratis, but that doesn’t change my opinion…because I’ve had a few brands sent to me for free and this is the one I like best) and the ease of using them has gotten me hooked.
Miss 4 doesn’t need a spoon (which gets lost anyway) and doesn’t complain about wanting her yoghurt to look like the ones the other kids have because the pouches are cute with nice designs. They can also go in the dishwasher–a big plus for me. I’ll be sharing a post next week with my top tips for using yoghurt pouches. You can read my post on how to use the pouches here.
So…how to flavour yoghurt for kids…let’s go! Pick a favourite and make it today!
1. Strawberry vanilla yoghurt.
2.Maple cacao yoghurt
3. Apple pie yoghurt
4. Classic yoghurt
5. Blueberry and lemon yoghurt
6. Banana milkshake