Yo Baby Meals Review and Giveaway!

by Ann on July 23, 2009

Photo Courtesy stonyfield.com

Photo Courtesy stonyfield.com

What an amazing idea!  Put vegetables in yogurt for your baby!  Excellent, it is something that I did when my son was just starting to eat yogurt but since then his palate has decided that mommy can’t put veggies in his yogurt.  Actually, he figured that out after his first try of pre-flavored yogurt.  So, I stopped trying and just give him veggies that he for the most part ignores and then I eat.  But hey, they sit on his plate and I’m feebly hoping that one day, he will eat them!  Stonyfield Farm just started making Yo Baby Meals with vegetables.  Thank you!  Now, they have three flavors and of course I went out as soon as possible and bought all three.  I would’ve told you sooner but my son has a cold and makes me tired and the post wouldn’t have done justice. 

Back to the yogurt!  It comes in three varieties: apple and sweet potato, peach and squash and pear and green beans.  Of course I had to try all of them as he was eating them.  The first flavor we tried, apple with sweet potato, is great!  O gobbled it up in nothing flat.  The consistency was only slightly grainier than the regular yogurt but not too noticeable and then your kid gets the nutritional bonus of sweet potato.  Win win.  The second flavor we tried was the peach and squash.  He ate the whole bit but it did take him a little longer to eat it.  I liked it as well but the apple slightly more so.  Still good and nutritious, a great buy.  The third flavor, pear and green beans, is the most exciting since green beans are not a root vegetable, yet the scariest since…well, there are green beans in the yogurt!  Needless to say, O ate only half, but the fact that he ate half of it is pretty amazing!  I haven’t gotten him to eat green beans for a long time so this was a special treat for mommy to see:)  This was my least favorite variety of course, you taste it out of your nose after swallowing.  But then again, I eat my greens.  I wish I would’ve had this yogurt as his first transition over to regular yogurt.  It blends better than when I tried to do it myself and so I think he would’ve kept eating this while he stopped eating my mixes.  Hmmm, maybe Stonyfield should add a banana avocado yogurt as well. 

If you haven’t read my previous post on why I love this brand of yogurt for kids and babies so much, you can click here and check it out.  One of my favorite reasons is they do not use artificial colorings in their yogurt.  Another thing that makes me happy is the probiotics in the yogurt.  As long as your kid isn’t sensitive to dairy, those probiotics are fantastic for their little bellies.  I mentioned before that I even add more to his yogurt smoothies.  Also, Yo Baby meals have 1/3 of toddlers’ daily protein and calicum in each 6oz cup.  Since I can hardly get O to eat meat, this is extra exciting for me!  

Yo Baby Meals

Giveaway

ON TO THE GIVEAWAY!  The details are pictured above, 5 free Yo Baby Meals, bag, big, travel bowl and lid with utensils, and an Eric Carsle growth chart.  All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner via random.org on Thursday, July 30th.  In the meantime, it’s comforting to know that if you just cannot wait to buy some, the lids on the current yogurts have a buy two get one freecoupon when you open them.   If you have any problems with commenting (I’ve heard of a few random cases, sorry!) you can email me at: ann @ healthytastychow.com

Disclosure:  I was provided free product from Stonyfield Farm

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica July 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Sam loves the yogurt and he doesn’t mind vegetables so I am excited to see if he likes this combo.

2 Jessica July 23, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Wow what an amazing product review! I love it! This is just so great. I can’t wait to make my own baby food, but this is just a great alternative!
finally!
-muffy

3 jennk/cinnamonquill July 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

Whoa, I might start eating these things 😉

Love your reviews; bought some chia cereal recently, thanks to your post!

4 Jen July 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

Thanks for the review! I hadn’t even seen these around yet, but now I’ll keep an eye out!

5 smilinggreenmom July 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

Great review! Our daughter loves yogurt but our son cannot have it due to the dairy. He has had severe food allergies and Eczema since he was a baby actually and nothing helped him until we gave him the kids chewable probiotics from Vidazorb. They have changed his/our life- he now looks and feels sooo much better, I have to agree with you that probiotics are AWESOME!!!! Bonus too…it is dairy free so he can eat it, and totally loves it (I think he thinks the little purple bees are candy or something LOL). Anyway- I think it is great that they are offering some probiotics in each serving and that it is not made with artificial stuff. We avoid artificial ingredients :) Thanks again! smilinggreenmom *tweet me!

6 Jen Olson July 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

Interesting, we will have to give them a shot…sounds yummy!

7 Karen July 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Wow, thank you for this review! My son has trouble eating his veggies but he LOVES yogurt. This sounds perfect for us! Now I know to look for it at the store. Thank you!

8 Kristin Mease July 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm

This really sounds good, I can’t wait to get some for my little girl to eat. It sounds like a great meal for her, and I love yogurt because it is a great meal to take places with her. The apple and sweet potato sounds great.

9 Meredith Roxburgh July 25, 2009 at 5:40 am

These sound wonderful! My daughter loves yo baby and it is such a great idea to incorporate vegetables. Thanks!

10 Christy May 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I can’t wait to try this but I can’t find it in any stores near me. Anyone have any suggestions?

11 Ann May 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Christy, bummer, I think you may just have to ask your store to carry a certain variety and hopefully you ask the right person! Ask at a place where they’re more likely to carry organic items.

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