My kids can easily go through a couple of boxes of “to go” yogurt (the kind that comes in the long skinny sleeves) every week. I send them to school in lunchboxes and they eat them at home for snacks. These yogurts come in limited flavor options, plus some varieties are so full of sugar, I doubt they have much nutritional value. I have found a cool way to send yogurt – ANY KIND OF YOGURT – to school with them in these Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Makers.
These containers are so clever, aren’t they? They are designed so you can “push-up” the treat as you eat. You can use them to send all sorts of healthy snacks to school like:
- Smoothies (make your own at home and freeze them in the Silicone Ice Pop Makers)
Of course, they are great for their original purpose of making homemade ice pops, too – but those would melt before lunchtime at school, so we’ll have to save that for summertime.
Lunchbox Tip: Fill and Freeze yogurt and smoothies in the silicone sleeves the night before. Pack them in the lunchbox in the morning, and they should be thawed enough to eat by lunchtime.
Save Money, Too!
Instead of spending more on individually packaged yogurts, fruits, applesauces, etc., I can buy one big container and portion it out myself. It is very cost effective because buying in bulk is cheaper.
The FDA- approved silicone is flexible reusable and dishwasher safe.
Where To Buy:
Find Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Makers (Set of 4) on Amazon.com.
Mine were around $10 per set of 4 shipped on Amazon. I have never seen these in stores, so if you know where to buy them locally, please let us know in the comments. Thanks!
What else could we send to school as a treat with these silicone sleeves? Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments section.