The number of empty yogurt containers you put into recycling can really add up, especially if you have children. However, these small handy containers have a myriad of uses other than holding yogurt. This is a guide about uses for yogurt containers.
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I don't throw anything away. The other night my Brownies were making mobiles. Instead of buying hangers, I used the empty yogurt containers. Punched holes around the bottom and they hung stuff from it.
Fill empty yogurt containers 3/4 full of water and freeze. This makes very large ice cubes that will keep a drink cold for hours. They can also be used in vacuum bottles to keep drinks cold all day. To remove the ice, simply hold the container under running water for a few seconds. The ice will slide right out and the container can be refilled to use again.
I love turnip salad but have to limit the amount I eat as it contains vitamin K which I can't have a lot of due to taking blood thinner. So when freezing it, I freeze it in small amounts so it will not get wasted.
In the past, I have put it into zip lock bags and flattened them. This was good for stacking in the freezer plus it thawed easily but it was taking a lot of freezer bags. Recently, I started freezing the turnip salad in 6 ounce yogurt containers. After frozen, I dump the frozen turnip salad on a piece of Glad Cling Wrap, wrap it and put it into a gallon size zip lock bag. This bag holds several servings and when empty, I can reuse the zip lock bag.
I wash the yogurt containers and they are ready to be used again for freezing the next batch of turnip salad from the garden. For leftovers that are liquid, such as gravy, I use this same method for saving them for another meal.
By hate litter from NC
I hate just recycling the yogurt containers in the recycle bins, so here are a few things I use them for:
By laidback racing from Charleston, SC
I use them for craft projects. They are great as paint, water, or glue containers for the kids.
By Andrea from Grapevine, TX
I open cans of fruit and divide it into yogurt containers. My husband looks forward to his fruit every evening as a snack. Sometimes there is enough for three or four days.
By Linda from Sarcoxie, MO
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Gloria from California
I found some Krylon spray paint made for plastic and painted my washed yogurt containers & lids for holiday cookie containers. No need to buy tins!