We love us some yogurt around these parts! Yogurt was one of baby boy’s first new foods after the basic fruits and veggies were introduced. I waited until around 8 months or so to introduce it because it has dairy in it, and I wasn’t sure about an allergic reaction. Baby boy had some spit up issues so we took a break from the yogurt for a bit (I really don’t think the spit up was from the yogurt though), but we are back in the yogurt game now at 15 months (and have been since a year)!
I was using the baby yogurt because it was made from whole milk, but after looking at the sugar content and reading this post, I decided to back off from the “baby” yogurt and introduce plain Greek yogurt instead. A lot less sugar and a whole lot more protein!
I was concerned that baby boy would not like the bitter taste of the Greek yogurt, but I was pleasantly surprised! I probably shouldn’t be seeing that he eats couscous for breakfast for goodness sake!
Even though baby boy seems to like pretty much everything that is put in front of him, I have been enjoying making his Greek yogurt a bit tastier with some yummy add ins.
Greek Yogurt Mix Ins
- applesauce & cinnamon
- dry ground up oatmeal & steamed apples with cinnamon
- pineapple chunks
- microwaved strawberries (brings out the sweet juices)
- wheat germ & cinnamon
- vanilla extract and ground up granola
- hot chocolate powder (yum!)
- pumpkin puree & pumpkin pie spice
- sugar free fruit spread (apricot or strawberry)
- warmed blueberries