These diy yogurt pouches will save you money and are SUPER easy and quick to make! Great for the whole family and can be catered to individual dietary preferences, homemade yogurt pouches are the way to go!
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We love making homemade yogurt pouches in our house. They are such a nutrient-dense snack for kiddos and healthy homemade toddler snack.
Not to mention, they can be a huge money saver. While my kids love many of the store-bought yogurt pouches, they are expensive and costs add up.
Plus, it feels silly to throw away the pouch after one use.
DIY yogurt pouches are better for your wallet and for the environment because you can use them over and over again.
We really love them for kids road trip snacks because they are totally portable!
And because you can control what goes in (ie – not adding extra sugar), these are great pouches for babies too!
These work great as baby pouches too! Especially if your baby isn’t quite ready for toddler finger foods just yet.
If they are under one, just don’t add money. But yogurt pouches can be one of many blw foods for 7 month olds.
What to Add To DIY Yogurt Pouches
The best part about homemade yogurt pouches is that you can add whatever you want.
I have a standard recipe that I adjust from. Use any fruit you have on hand – fresh and frozen both work!
I typically do:
- 1 cup yogurt (I typically use plain full fat greek yogurt)
- 1 cup fruit
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener), if needed
Here are some of our favorite things to add. Many of these are pantry staples.
- peanut butter or almond butter (see more on when to introduce peanut butter to baby)
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- grape juice or orange juice
- cinnamon, nutmeg or turmeric
I love to recommend trying canned or frozen fruit if fresh is out of season. They work wonderfully. Canned fruit is often softer and easier to blend.
There is no shortage of sweetpotato recipes for toddlers on this blog!
How to Make Them
You’ll just add your desired ingredients to a blender. Add more liquid as needed.
Then, pour into your pouches. Scroll down for some of my favorite toddler pouch recommendations!
Other Ideas for Pouches for Toddlers
- Sweeteners – Of course, for baby pouches, you would omit the honey and added sugars, but for toddlers, sometimes having honey or maple syrup as a sweetener can be helpful.
- Fiber – I sometimes add dates, prunes, or even flax seeds if my toddler is experiencing constipation or bowel issues.
- Sprinkles – You can even consider adding sprinkles to your homemade squeeze pouches to make them more fun and colorful. We use these because they use natural additives for color rather than artificial food dyes.
While I certainly prefer my kids to sit down to healthy, balanced meals and snacks, it’s just not always feasible at the moment.
This is where these homemade pouches for toddlers can be game-changing for quick, on-the-go nutrition.
Health Benefits of Yogurt Pouches for Toddlers
Like chia seeds for kids, yogurt has several nutrients in it, making it a very kid-friendly food.
If you are looking for a healthy and nutritious snack or meal for your kids, yogurt is a great option. It is a good source of protein, calcium, Vitamin B12, gut-friendly probiotics, and several other nutrients.
While protein and fat can help to keep kids feeling full and satisfied (which is important!), one of my favorite things about yogurt is its versatility.
Yogurt can be served in many different ways, which makes it a fun and easy food for kids to eat.
It’s a delicious addition to smoothies, like this fresh cantaloupe smoothie recipe.
How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Yogurt
If you struggle with getting your kids to eat or try yogurt in the first place, try some of these tips.
It often helps for them to see it in other ways to normalize it, and then they may become more familiar with it for these easy yogurt squeeze pouches.
- Mix yogurt into other foods they like, such as oatmeal, peanut butter, or layer it on toast.
- Try decorating it with different flavors and toppings. We love to use sprinkles, fresh fruit, granola, nuts, and seeds, like chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax seeds.
- Use it in place of sour cream for tacos or quesadillas.
- Make a delicious greek yogurt smoothie for them on the go! Serve it in one of these cool toddler cups.
- Serve it with a snack and/or a meal. Have kids get used to seeing it at different times throughout the day since it is so versatile.
- Involve your kids in the process. This is one of my top tips in promoting intuitive eating for kids – they have more agency to try and eat things when they have ‘helped’ produce it!
Best Pouches for DIY Yogurt Pouches
Here are some of the best pouches to use that are easy to clean and help the product stay fresh.
Questions and Tips
You may need to add more liquid (water or choice of milk) and/or yogurt if using frozen fruit as well as it may be thicker.
Yes! The best part about diy yogurt pouches is that you can totally cater them to your needs and preferences. Whether you use almond yogurt, cashew yogurt, or another non-dairy alternative, the process is the same.
These pouches are good for up to a week!
You can freeze yogurt, however, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. It will likely change the texture and taste.
Absolutely! You may need to add more liquid to balance some of the frozen part out, but it will depend on your desired consistency.
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- No bake pumpkin cookies
- 1 cup fruit (Fresh, frozen, canned all work!)
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
- Blend everything in a high speed blender. If it's too thick, consider adding a little water or choice of milk to thin it down slightly.
- Pour into your reusable pouches and seal tightly! Store for up to a week in the fridge.
If using frozen fruit you may have to adjust by adding more yogurt or water to thin it out.
Fun add-in's - nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut flakes, flax seeds, sprinkles, spinach, etc. So many options!
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In short, yogurt pouches for toddlers are a great way to pack a healthy snack for your kids. They’re also a fun and easy way to get your kids involved in the kitchen