Whenever I go through the checkout line at the grocery store, I always wonder what the cashier must think of my purchases. A typical weekly shopping trip includes a couple bunches of bananas and enough yogurt for a small army. The sheer quantity of bananas and yogurt is what usually makes me wonder … especially since I live in a small town where it’s no secret that we are a family of four – including two small children.
Honestly, though, the size and age of my kids shouldn’t fool you. They eat. A lot. If they so much as hear the familiar peel of the metal covering of a yogurt carton being removed, they come running to get some too.
And really, until I had my daughter, I had never really thought of yogurt as a snack. Breakfast? Sure. Especially when I diet. But a snack? Never.
However, without fail, Paige always requests yogurt as her preschool snack. She’s partial to smaller cups, packed with a juice box and spoon.
At home, she likes to snack on yogurt too. And when it’s at home, I can really go wild with what we do with the yogurt. Forget about just a single-serve cup. When you buy a big tub of plain yogurt, it has endless uses.
One of our favorites? Strawberries with Strawberry Yogurt Sauce
. It’s easy as can be and combines the yogurt flavor that my kids love with one of my favorite fruits – strawberries. We eat it as dessert … but it could easily be breakfast too.
Or use yogurt in savory recipes like these:
Here's the recipe for the Strawberries with Strawberry Yogurt Sauce:
How do you eat yogurt?Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.