Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is such a no-brainer, but I'm going to share it anyway just in case someone has a child like mine...
Most kids love those little drinkable yogurts that Yoplait and Dannon make for children. My kids are no exception. I learned long ago that it's very easy to make your own by simply dumping any old yogurt (preferably not one with fruit chunks) and an equal amount of milk into a lidded container (a sippy-cup will do) and giving it a quick shake.
This can definitely save you money in the long run. But it's not really much of a tip.
It's my tip because of this...
My daughter, while not actually allergic or sensitive to cow's milk, doesn't much like it. She, does, however love soy milk. In my neck of the woods, drinkable soy yogurt does not seem to be on the grocery shelves. By making my own drinkable yogurts, I can use soy yogurt and vanilla soy milk and she is one happy little camper. I love easy fixes!
(** added preemie bonus-- those drinkable yogurts are an excellent consistency for children who need their liquids thickened due to swallowing issues!)
For more great kitchen tips, check out Kitchen Tip Tuesday, hosted at Tammy's Recipes.
And, for more great drink recipes, be sure to visit Thirsty Thursday, hosted at A Little Birdie Told Me!
***UPDATE: Thanks to Allison who does PR for Yoplait Kids for emailing me to let me know there is a coupon for $1.50 off a six-pack of their yogurt drinks or cups available here. Many of my local stores frequently run $2.00 sales on these, making it a phenomenal deal! My daughter may be a soy-snob... but my son's not picky! Thanks, Allison!***