June 11, 2009
From the first day he began eating solids, one of Kenya's favorite foods has been yogurt. Even now, he eats plain yogurt almost every day with fresh fruit and a scoop of homemade strawberry preserves or fruit puree. Plain yogurt is an especially perfect food for babies, starting at 6 months to transition them from breast milk or formula to regular food. It's high in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and B12. Although you can buy all different kinds of fruit flavored, pre-sweetened yogurts, I'm personally a big fan of offering babies and kids plain yogurt and having them or mom or dad add their own sweet touch.
Stonyfield Farms recently came out with their own line of organic plain yogurt called Yo Baby. I love that it comes in 4 oz (1/2 cup) portions so you don't feel like you're wasting a big container of it if your little one doesn't finish it.
Over the next 2 weeks, weelicious is going to be holding a recipe contest. Please email us your favorite recipe using plain yogurt that your baby, toddler or big kid loves. If we choose your recipe, it will be posted as the daily recipe on weelicious and Yo Baby will send you 10 Yo Baby Coupons, 2 YB bowls with lids, 2 YB bibs, Dr. Sears brand new book The NDD Book (How Nutritional Deficit Disorder affects your child's learning, behavior, and health), as well as an Eric Carle growth chart. We're so excited to check out the creative recipes that you and your families enjoy!