In Today’s Lunch Box…Kefir


Have you ever had Kefir?  It’s kind of like yogurt, only drinkable.  Once you taste it, you’ll be hard pressed to think of a better on-the-go snack.  Kefir is high in calcium and protein, comes in a wide variety of flavors, and these single-serve bottles or the kid-friendly ProBugs are perfect for your child’s lunchbox.  You can even freeze a Probugs packet and use it as a cool pack — by lunchtime, it’ll be ready to eat!


Kefir also makes a good “breakfast” if you don’t have time to eat.  Just pour yourself a glass, drink, and you’re out the door!



  • kari
    October 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    if you freeze yogurt or kefir, does it kill the good bacteria? or are they still present when the product thaws?

  • Amelia
    October 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Great question! My friend Derek over at Lifeway provided a great answer for you: Generally the rule is that excessive cold and freezing is a fine preservation method for the bacteria. Most strains enter what can be thought of as a hibernation state, but they wake back up as they warm or are consumed. Most of the probiotics in pills are freeze dried because it’s the easiest way to keep them alive.

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