DIY Homemade Yogurt Melts
Let’s talk baby food, shall we? I have ranted several times now on the inflated prices for baby food, formula, clothes, etc. so I will spare you from another rant. Instead, lets of us on how to make it ourselves for cheaper and healthier! Yogurt melts are a staple food in our household! They are my go to for trips, errands, and as a side dish at meals.
I spend about $25 a week on bags of Organic Gerber Yogurt Melts. I don’t want to ditch the twins’ favorite snack because of the cost, so I made them myself. I have to say, the kids eat more of my homemade yogurt melts, than the store brand! *Pat myself on the back* I get so excited and feel accomplished making foods for my kiddos. Another perk is that I know what is going into their snacks.
I hope you get inspired to make your own delicious snack and save some money! It is so easy to make! Let me know what you think. For more DIY and homemade ideas check out my other blog posts, follow my Facebook fan page, DIY Mom of Twins, and check out my Pinterest boards.
2 Cups Greek Yogurt
1/4 Cup Strawberry Purée
1/4 Cup Blueberry Purée
Squirt of Honey*** (Do not give children under 12 months honey)
Wax Paper/Parchment Paper
Freezer Ziplock Bag
Purée fruit separately and set aside in bowls.
Pour two cups of Greek yogurt into a Freezer Ziplock bag. Add in 1/4 of your choice of fruit purée. Mix together. It is important to mention that if you add too much fruit purée it will change the yogurt texture. Instead of thick, creamy yogurt, you will have the standard yogurt blend. You can definitely still serve the delicious melts to your kiddos, they will just be flat yogurt chips. ***I added a picture at the bottom of this post to show you what too much puree does to Greek yogurt.***
Repeat the step with additional yogurt and a different fruit purée. I suggest making a HUGE batch, they will be devoured quickly! I used an entire container of yogurt and puree and made about 500+ yogurt melts!
Cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners of ziplock bag.
STEP FOUR: Place wax paper over baking sheet.
STEP FIVE: Pipe yogurt in swirls on the paper. The picture below is of my honey yogurt melts. I made three different kinds: strawberry, blueberry, and honey. I was planning on just using plain yogurt, but it was too tart, so I added in honey. Disclaimer: For medical reasons, do not give a child under 12 months honey.
STEP SIX: Slide the baking sheet of yogurt melts into freezer. Make sure it is laying flat so the yogurt doesn’t run. Freeze for 40 minutes.
STEP SEVEN: Pop the melts off the wax paper and serve! They melt as they thaw.
I also made blueberry yogurt melts! They are to die for! They taste like a dessert, but are lacking all the calories! They are a woman’s best friend!
***As promised, here is a picture of what happens when you add too much fruit puree to Greek yogurt. They taste divine, but are more like yogurt chips.***