Homemade Yoghurt Pops October 25, 2016 10:32
I know parents have varying opinions on whether their children should/could/would consume sugar.
(Note: Every parent knows what is best for their kid(s). I just wanted to share my experience and what's been working for us.)
Before I had Baobao, I was convinced to keep him sugar-free and salt-free for as long as possible. And for the first 18 months I was pretty good at it.
However, once he got a little older, attended birthday parties, family festivities, I realized it was impossible to avoid.
The more I kept him away from it, the more he would go crazy and his eyes would light up everytime he was in the vicinity of sugar.
So my husband and I decided to try something else - instead of forbidding him from having sugar, we decided to give it to him, in moderation.
It worked really well for us - instead of going crazy whenever he was allowed to have it (because he was so deprived from it usually), he actually became LESS interested in sugar - because it was like "hey, no big deal".
He was offered a donut at school and he didn't give it his time of day.
Here's a great option for healthy dessert that we have been giving to Bao.
There's no exact recipe, just go with the flow and whatever you feel like having that day!
Easy homemade yoghurt pops
Base: Greek yoghurt (we use whole fat, unsweetened, organic greek yoghurt)
To sweeten: We have been using either raw coconut nectar or good old honey. Start with a tablespoon, mix, and taste. Add as much (or as little) as you prefer.
I usually then throw it all into a blender with fruits. Bao prefers strawberry, but we have also thrown in mangoes, blueberries... you get the idea.
Blend well and spoon into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy.
Let me know if you guys try it out!
It's healthy, full of priobiotics and calcium. Kids get their sugar fix/sweet cravings satisfied with a more nutrient-dense option.