Each time I go to the grocery store, I spent an inordinate amount of time in the dairy aisle. I’m always looking for a better yogurt that packs in the good stuff – protein, calcium, vitamins…
I’m always tempted by the ones with the animated characters on them because I know my two year old will gravitate towards them (by that, I mean that she will get excited, jump up and down and scream “DORA ONE!!! DORA ONE!!! NO! NOT COW!!! DORA ONE”).
Here’s the problem with the kiddy one: it’s chock full of sugar with just a hint of the good stuff. I’m still puzzled why the good yogurt brands that are healthy haven’t smartened up and slapped a cartoon on their labels in order to appeal to the younger set. I don’t want you to dumb down the yogurt, just make it appealing to my toddler!
Since that doesn’t exist in the marketplace yet, I had to improvise the other morning. So, I got out the Hello Kitty sticker pad and went to town on the yogurt container.
Guess what? The two year old got excited to eat the ‘Hello Kitty” yogurt. So excited that she left the marshmallow cereal in order to gulp down the yogurt.
So, I got her to eat 23g of protein instead of 4g or less that’s in the toddler yogurts.
This trick works on everything. Slap a sticker on frozen veggies, healthy snack bags, etc. the great thing about this method is that you can totally customize it to your kid’s preferences. There aren’t too many food products with Hello Kitty or Batman on them. Make your own!