Mommy's Favorite Things: Why our Yogurt Maker has Become My Favorite Household Item

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why our Yogurt Maker has Become My Favorite Household Item

Yogurt is a super food, in my opinion, and it’s been a great part of our daily life ever since I got a yogurt maker. I was well-aware of the many benefits that fermented foods have on the human digestive system and a plethora of other parts in our bodies. However, I hadn’t had the opportunity to test out some recipes. To be honest, making yogurt without an appliance seemed way too complicated for me.
Store-bought yogurt simply doesn’t have the same nutrients as the one you can make at home. You can’t know what sort of additives and artificial colors go into your favorite brand, and the worst of all is that these chemicals can make a typically healthy food totally unhealthy.
Once you decide that buying a yogurt maker makes sense, you’ll learn loads of ways to include natural probiotics into your daily recipes. There are a plethora of things you can do with your homemade yogurt as the sky’s the limit when it comes to all the delicious pies and desserts you can prepare with it.
I would also want to add that getting such an appliance actually saves you money in the long run. You could save up to half of the pennies you spend at the store. If you aren’t convinced about the benefits offered by homemade yogurt, I’ll give you an example that made me think of it from an entirely different perspective. There are varieties of store-bought yogurt that can last for as many as three months. We’ve learned to take time spans like these without so much as the blink of an eye, but the fact is that normal yogurt should never last more than a week in your fridge.
Natural things get spoiled all the time, and that’s the way it’s got to be.
Since store-bought yogurt is commercialized in plastic containers, you’ll help the environment if you start making your own because you’ll use less plastic in the long run. Besides, there’s no one telling you how fat or low-fat you want your yogurt to be. In this sense, you don’t have too many options when you go to the supermarket.
So that’s my view of yogurt makers in general. There are two kinds of such appliances available for sale these days. With some, you can make a big batch of yogurt in a single container, while with others you’ll do the same just in six or seven individual jars. If you do decide to choose such a product, my advice to you would be to steer clear of those that contain BPA or have been made from plastic.

In fact, if you select a model with individual jars, it would be a good idea to check whether or not they’re made from glass. The appliance will rely on a high temperature to create the fermentation that would normally take place in the span of a couple of days or more. You don’t want any nasty phthalates in your yogurt coming from any plastic component.