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Sweet Potato-Apple Puree with Yogurt

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Sweet Potato-Apple Puree

Best for Babies 6+ Months Old

Our love affair with yogurt continues. Yogurt is still the one thing that Mason will eat with a gigantic grin no matter what — and he’s a brilliant eater. I’ve made many fruit yogurts for Mason — peach, pear, banana, apple, mango, papaya, apricot (get the recipes) — but YoBaby gave me the idea to blend yogurt with green beans and pears. Before I mixed green beans with yogurt, Mason refused to eat them. Now he loves them. Since that combo was such a winner, I decided to try a new yogurt-fruit-veggie combo tonight: Sweet Potato-Apple Puree with Yogurt.

Baby Yogurt

I didn’t plan to invent a new yogurt tonight. In fact, I hadn’t thought about dinner at all before we got home late from a friends house and Mason was absolutely starving. (Isn’t how that always works?!) After rooting around my freezer, which is filled with rows and rows of homemade baby food (pic below), I settled on frozen sweet potato puree and frozen apple puree. I pondered adding beef to it, but Mason already had beef for lunch. I opened the fridge and noticed some yogurt. Hmmm, Mason hadn’t had yogurt today. What if I just stirred the three together?

My frozen stash of homemade baby food

I started with about four ounces of rich and creamy, full-fat Stonyfield organic yogurt, then stirred in two ounces of Sweet Potato-Apple Puree (one of Mason’s faves). I felt excited about this duo — the sweet potatoes were packed with beta carotene, while the apples were rich in vitamin C (and lots of other good stuff). The yogurt was filled with healthy Probiotics, which are super good for Mason’s little tummy. The meal was pure and simple, uncomplicated, and an absolute hit.

 

What about you — what’s your babe’s fave way to eat yogurt?

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Rich & Creamy Baby Yogurt, 7 Ways

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Best for Babies 7+ Months

To Mason, yogurt is the ultimate treat. He loves it, I imagine, because it’s luscious, pure, simple, uncomplicated. I love giving him yogurt because it’s wholesome, filled with bone-building calcium and tummy-boosting Probiotics. I also appreciate how versatile yogurt is.  I can serve it alone, or mixed into Mason’s oatmeal. I add peach yogurt to pureed chicken for something a little different. When we move on to other poultry and meat, I’ll mix beef with apple yogurt, turkey with pear yogurt, and lamb with apricot yogurt. This summer, I’ll freeze fruit yogurt into healthy popsicles. Plain yogurt is so easy to customize for your babe. Here are some of Mason’s favorite yogurt recipes to get you started.

Peach Yogurt

Ingredients

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
1 bag frozen, organic peaches

Directions

1. Cook peaches. Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Pear Yogurt

Ingredients

 

 

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic pear

Directions

1. Wash, peel, and dice pear. Cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Banana Yogurt

Ingredients

 

 

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic banana

Directions

 

 

1. Peel and slice banana. Puree with pre-mixed formula or water until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

 

Apple Yogurt

Ingredients

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic Gala apple

Directions

1. Wash, peel, and dice apple. Cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Mango Yogurt

Ingredients

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic mango

Directions

1. Wash, peel, and dice mango. Cook until tender (10-15 minutes). Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Papaya Yogurt

Ingredients
Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic papaya, ripe

Directions

1. Scoop out seeds from the center of papaya, then spoon flesh into a food processor. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Apricot Yogurt

Ingredients

Organic Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt*
Organic apricots

Directions

1. If using fresh apricots, wash, peel, and dice. Cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency. For dried apricots, dice and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Puree until you reach desired consistency.
2. Add two ounces of puree to two heaping spoonfuls of yogurt. Mix until well combined.
3. Free leftover puree for up to three months.
4. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

*For each of the recipes above, use twice the amount of yogurt (in ounces) that you use of fruit.

If your babe is older than my seven-month-old son, generally between 10 months and a year (check with your pediatrician), you can make your babe’s yogurt with berries. Choose ripe berries and follow the recipe for Banana Yogurt above.

What’s your babe’s favorite flavor of yogurt?

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