Sunday, March 1, 2015

Super Quick and Healthy Toddler Breakfast Idea #5

Hands Free Yogurt

By hands free, I mean your hands. You don't have to sit there spooning yogurt when you could be doing more important things, like drinking coffee.




You've seen Gogurt - and we totally don't judge, but it's just too much sugar for Olivia. Chicka goes crazy on too much sugar. 

So I make my own.

1 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup fresh fruit
1/2 cup fresh spinach
Optional: Honey or Maple Syrup



Blend all ingredients in the blender. Add more or less milk depending on how thick your child likes it. Don't worry about the spinach, they'll never know it's in there. 



Funnel the yogurt mixture into reusable pouches. We like little green pouches. Mix this up on Sunday and you have some mama-hands free yogurt all week.



A few notes:

  • You can sub the fresh fruit for a baby food fruit puree. Skip the milk if you do, because the puree will water it down.
  • You can use some fruit jam. It adds a lot more sugar, but you are still getting the added protein from greek yogurt, and avoiding whatever else could be in gogurt. 
  • Chobani makes strawberry and vanilla flavors in a large tub. You can divide this among reusables pouches, using milk to water it down if you want. Still much cheaper than purchasing greek yogurt pouches.
  • Pineapple. Pineapple and yogurt don't mix well. I'm not a scientist but some chemical in one mixes with a chemical in another and it tastes like nail polish remover after about an hour. Feel free to mix them together and eat it right away. But please don't serve this a day later. Your child will feel like she's playing roulette with the reusable pouches from now on.

6 comments:

  1. Yumm!! Another delicious breakfast idea. I laughed about the pineapple warning :)

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    1. It took us too many times to figure it out - yuck!

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  2. Great idea!! We go through smoothies fast - I never knew that about pineapple! My dad purchased these prepackaged smoothie mixes that are frozen (organic but it has some additives) sooo I wanted to freeze some of my own packages but I've never frozen yogurt or spinach/kale and then made a smoothie - have you tried it? Also are the pouches easy to wash? I would love something like these but I need something simple to wash!

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    1. I never thought about freezing just the add inns. I've seen those mixes where you add milk and shake.
      I have taken yogurt and put it in a zip lock, cut the corner off and piped dots onto wax paper for frozen yogurt for Olivia, and that works great.
      I have also pureed fruit with spinach and put it in ice cube trays and that works great too. And I've frozen the whole smoothie for a couple days. That turned out fine but it was hard to thaw haha. I bet at minimum you could do the fruit and spinach in one ice cube tray and the yogurt in another, if not all of it at once.
      The pouches are easy to clean. The whole top unzips like a zip lock and we just put it upside down in the dish washer. They're also bigger than the ones in the grocery store, so you can stick a while sponge in it.
      Every time I post these I think about your family and how much harder it would be to prep for three kids vs one.

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