Monday, February 9, 2009

Making Yogurt Stretch!

Hi, I wanted to share how I try to make our Yogurt stretch. Now I know that there are some of you who probably make your own yogurt I have not gotten that far yet, but with 8 children who all love yogurt I needed a way to make it stretch and to make it tasty at the same time.

My daughter Rebecca and I have been trying to lower our calories and exercising in an effort to lose some unwanted pounds. :) I have purchased some low fat lite yogurt and of course the children all want some.

I usually do the majority of my shopping at our local Aldi's . They have a 32 oz plain or vanilla yogurt which they sell for $1.59. That is pretty good.

So what I thought I would try was to take one of the low fat yogurts with fruit and to put about a tablespoon or so in each serving of the Aldi's yogurt and mix. My children love this. It helps me to stretch that yogurt and to keep every one happy at the same time . :)

Do you have any ideas. I would love to hear them. God Bless, Kathy


Vanessa said...

I love to add fruit to yogurt as well. Frozen will work, too.

Have you ever made your own yogurt? It's pretty easy and definitely inexpensive.

Good luck with your weight loss!

n*stitches said...

Great idea!

Julie Bagamary said...

Putting a tablespoon of fruit jam into some plain yogart is good also.

Kaycee said...

Yogurt is a great food for weight loss. I like to add frozen berries or orange juice to plain yogurt because it's much cheaper. You could also experiment with making your own granola (just search for home made granola). You can mix it with yogurt to make it seem like more. It's cheap, easy and makes your house smell good.

Kathy and Rebecca said...

Thanks Julie for that Idea I never thought of that. The children would love that!

Jennifer said...

We eat so much yogurt here, this is a great idea, thanks.