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!
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