Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday #76 Better Yogurt


Just Another Meatless Monday #76 Better Yogurt

Hey What's For Dinner

This Cranberry Compote is a quick little recipe that will elevate plain yogurt to new and delicious heights. I've been making my own "kids yogurt" for a long time now by adding a dollop of homemade jam or jelly to plain yogurt. I just can't bring myself to feed them  store bought"kids yogurt", it's so full of sugar, food color and additives they just don't need. I can make kids yogurt cheaper than I can buy it and it's so much better for them. Cranberry Compote and plain yogurt make for delicious yogurt packed full of fruit and kids will love it.

This last week in our kindergarten I cooked up some fresh cranberries and other fruits, that needed to be used up, with a bit of honey and let it simmer away. When it was time for our grain and fruit snack we served them a spoonful of the hot fruit too. It was a total hit with most of the 43 kids in kindergarten and all the adults. I loved it so much I came home and made a batch for us, my kids sucked it down over plain yogurt and asked for more. I can't wait to top some oatmeal with it at home too.

Cranberry Compote
2 cups cranberries-commercial or lowbush bog berries
1 cup of water
1 apple
1 orange
1 other piece of fruit-I used a nectarine but another apple or orange would be fine or use 1 cup of berries--use your imagination!
1/2 cup raisins
1-2 Tablespoons honey-more if you need it, depends on your taste
pinch of salt

mix the berries and water in a sauce pan and begin cooking over medium heat
meanwhile core and chop the apple, you could peel it if you want to
peel the orange and coarsely chop
chop the nectarine or other fruit
add to the berries and water
add the honey, raisins and pinch of salt
bring to a slow boil until berries start to pop
then reduce heat and cook until thickened
taste for sweetness and add more honey if needed

Peace and Love--


  1. CHOMP!I love the simplicity of your recipes. I will try many of them one day...for now, no time to cook at all! I'm back in my yogurt-and-fruit rut ;)

  2. Looks delicious! I agree with you on the kids yogurt - I ended up buying a couple of packs and saving the cups - now I just put her yogurt in those and she's happy!

    The linky date is wrong - it doesn't open for five more days!

  3. Hi Laura! Your cranberry compote looks so good! What a lovely way to serve yogurt! I'll pop back later and try to link up my recipe - the linky is dated to open on 25 September at the moment...

  4. Yummers! I love the way the photos came out, they really capture the mouth watering aspect of this treat! This morning I had yogurt with a nectarine and some almond butter. Cranberries would be so good too!


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