Today's "special" yogurt was named by (almost 3 yr. old) Einstein, who - happily - thinks that "normal" yogurt is supposed to be homemade, tart, and free of added sugar. He discovered store-bought, sweetened yogurt a few months ago after enduring a particularly difficult haircut at grandma's house. Grandma knew I would not be wild about him being offered a cookie as a reward, so yogurt was a good compromise. At least it is cultured.
Anyway, I was super inspired by the Blueberry Cream Cheese that Nikki blogged about at Project: Family Cookbook last week. I, too, have fond memories of blueberry bagels with blueberry cream cheese at my favorite bagel shop in junior high and high school.
Fortunately, due to my recent yogurt mishap, I had plenty of curds hanging out in the fridge, waiting to be turned into something delicious. Unfortunately, my curds weren't really as well-drained as I thought they were (whoops, they were sitting in a puddle of whey as I attempted to drain them), and not a very cream-cheese-y consistency.
So "special" blueberry yogurt was the answer! There are several wonderful things about this:
- No packaging to toss.
- No trip to the store.
- No weird additives.
- No sugar!
- The only ingredients are (slightly over-moist) yogurt curds and pureed blueberries!
- It tastes about 500x better than the stuff in the little plastic cup.
Now I just need to think of a difficult task for the kids to accomplish so they can be rewarded with this fantastic treat! After all, I don't want them thinking this is how yogurt should taste ALL the time! :)
Do you have any "copycat" recipes that taste just as good as store-bought, but without the compromise in nutrition?
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