Yogurt cups are one of my favorite lunches. They're convenient, easy to grab, and yummy. But they are often too sweet for me, and so I wondered why I was settling for the flavors at the grocery store. Why not make my own?
With the help of a few inexpensive half-pint jars you can make your own yogurt cups. You can do this in Tupperware or other sealed storage containers, of course, but I really like the airtight seal and the shape of a half-pint jar.
To make this particular yogurt cup I layered about 1/2 cup of plain, whole-milk yogurt with a spoonful of berry jam, a handful of blueberries, a drizzle of honey, and a few walnuts. It made for delicious eating — I dug the spoon down to the bottom and it came up with a bite of everything. Sweet jam, tangy blueberries, and tart yogurt.
These can be so much better than over-processed yogurt cups. In fact, you don't even need jam; just cut up a fresh, perfectly ripe peach, and dump some yogurt and honey on top.
Here are some more mix-in ideas:
• Oats and kiwi
• Peanut butter and honey
• Crackers or crushed cookies
• Stewed fruit, such as stewed prunes
You can use spices, nuts, granola, any kind of fruit. While I love Liberté yogurt cups, homemade ones might replace them soon. (I might have to get some lemon curd to recreate my favorite flavor!)
I haven't used homemade yogurt to create yogurt cups yet, but after Emma's series on making yogurt at home
(so easy!), I'm inspired to try!
Do you often eat yogurt for lunch? Do you make your own yogurt cups?
More on yogurt:
• How to Make Yogurt at Home
• Three Ways to Make Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker
• Crunchy, Tangy, Sweet: 10 Favorite Add-Ins to Yogurt
(Images: Faith Durand)