Raise your hand if you would rather grocery shop without your kids in tow?
Just what I thought! Every single one of your hands is raised, isn’t it?! Yes, grocery shopping with kids can be distracting at best and a downright nightmare at worst. There is the constant begging and touching and chasing that sometimes it is a miracle you get anything off your grocery list!
And while my kids are past the tantrum phase and I don’t have to chase them down the isles., they still ask for things. A LOT of things.
So what is my response? I tell them to look at the ingredients. Often times, they put it back on the shelf without another word to me. Or I hear, “Geez, why do they have to put so much extra stuff in our food.”
Sigh. I feel the same way.
One request I had from my kids when they starting taking lunches to school, were for Gogurts. You know the little tubes of yogurt. That sounds good in theory, but those tubes are often filled with excess sugar and sometimes even food coloring. So this mom said, “No.” Over and over again.
But then I discovered these neat little reusable tubes off Amazon and I began to think about how I could easily make my own yogurt tubes for the kids. Years later, many more companies have caught onto this tread of homemade gogurts and have invented clear sealable pouches perfect for my 2 Ingredient Homemade Gogurts (they work great for popsicles too.)
So now, with just defrosted berries and plain yogurt and my blender I make my kids “Gogurts” all the time.
They are happy, I have saved money, and they are eating healthier. Truly a win-win.
Here is the OFFICIAL recipe for Homemade Gogurts. But you guys–think about all the options–you could use peaches, strawberries, banana, or blueberries. Just about any soft fruit will work!
- 2 cups plain yogurt (non-fat or whole milk)
- ¾ cup mixed berries
- Blend together and pour into freezer tubes.
- Store in freezer for 3 months. Pop one out to place in lunchboxes in morning and it will be defrosted by lunchtime.
- Alternatively, you can store in fridge for 5-7 days and eat whenever.
Confession: Even though I have turned grocery shopping with kids into a learning experience, I still prefer to shop sans kids 😉 How about you?
And here are some more fabulous recipes from my friends from “Let’s Dish” with Food Network that are Kid-Friendly. Enjoy!
Devour: Embrace Your Inner Kid with 5 Fun Flips on Pizza
The Lemon Bowl: Skillet Mexican Street Corn
Homemade Delish: Healthy Back-to-School Lunches
Creative Culinary: Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal Cookies
The Fed Up Foodie: Spiced Pumpkin Donuts
A Mind “Full” Mom: 2-Ingredient Homemade Gogurts
The Mom 100: Tomato-Orzo Dill Soup
Healthy Eats: 7 Back-to-School Dishes That Kids Can Help Make
Taste with the Eyes: Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Kale Sushi Rice Bowls
Swing Eats: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies (Gluten-Free & Flourless)
FN Dish: Our Favorite A+ Afterschool Snacks