Monday, October 1, 2012

Yogurt in Glass Half-Pints


Rebecca mentioned an article to me about how the chemical BPA in plastic is likely one of the factors in the alarming rise of childhood obesity.


I suddenly realized that I was using plastic yogurt cups from the 1970s in my yogurt incubator.  My next thought was substituting glass half-pint jars instead.  It works!   And it's so much more aesthetically pleasing: a reminder to myself to step back and look at my routines sometimes, to see what can be improved.

I get the screw-top lids at an Amish store, but you could just use the canning lids and rings.

6 comments:

  1. BPA and childhood obesity? Haven't heard that one. Hmmm. Though is it because obese children are likely to consume more processed foods and thereby probably more BPA?

    I do make my yogurt in glass containers anyway (better to be safe than sorry), and you're right- it looks nicer too!

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  2. Something about how BPA messes with the metabolism of growing children. It's a new study - Rebecca's husband is a doctor and reads medical journals. You can see how diligent and thorough my own research is! (Ha)

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  3. Plastics, gah!!! Good for you for the clever fix....

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  4. I get to the point where I just don't want to know anymore.
    But the more I do know, the more I wonder when we all got it so wrong...

    Thanks for the info Margo.

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  5. Aren't those half-pint jars? I'm glad they fit! That is nice!

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