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Control Issues

Like most kids, Katie loves yogurt.  I mean, she really, really loves it.

Since the health benefits of yogurt are endless (here’s a great rundown), I am all too happy to indulge her.

I don’t, however, buy flavored yogurt multipacks.

Why not?

Because these yogurts are typically packaged in unsafe plastic and are loaded with sugar.

Here’s how we do yogurt:

I buy plain organic yogurt and 100% fruit spread and we mix our own, which enables me to control not only the amount of sugar, but also the serving size.

{Though multipacks are convenient, mixing my own truly takes about 30 seconds longer than peeling of the top of an individual-size container.}

I add just enough fruit spread to color the yogurt and give it a hint of flavor.  I then throw in whatever fruit we have handy–typically strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or blueberries.  (My ultimate goal is to cut out the fruit spread entirely, so I’m using less and less over time.)

Mixing our own also saves us money, since larger containers are more cost effective.

Worth a try?

{I use either Brown Cow or Stonyfield Farm yogurt because they are great organic options and Whole Foods Fruit Spread because it has only three ingredients; this blueberry spread contains only white grape juice concentrate, wild blueberries, and fruit pectin.}

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Picnic, Anyone?

We made a quick trip to the mall over the weekend and here’s what Katie got:

We found this mini Klean Kanteen at Pottery Barn Kids.

We’ve always loved Klean Kanteen products, as they are BPA-free and don’t use an epoxy lining in their bottles, as many brands do. (Click here for a thorough explanation of the dangers of BPA.) I’ve had my bottle for what seems like forever, as it has proven virtually indestructible.

This little 12-ounce bottle is the perfect size for Katie’s cute little preschool-sized hands. She loves blue (of course she does, as everything we’ve ever purchased for her up to this point has been pink!), so she was elated. We’ve never seen her drink as much water as she did over the weekend.

Curious about Klean Kanteen’s new products, I checked out their website and was excited by some of what I found. Not only do they now offer their bottles in a zillion different colors and sizes, but they also carry an insulated bottle. And who knew they had a wine carafe? It holds a full-size bottle of wine and has a wide mouth to ease in both pouring and cleaning.  I’m thinking it is perfect for picnics, hikes, and camping.  All it needs to make it perfect is a sport top.

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