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  • CW Child Approved Primal Yogurt Success Story

    My step-daughter loves yogurt, like loves it. But she loves the kind loaded with sugar. I tried just not buying it for her weekends with us, but I can tell she misses it and since I try to demonstrate love to her in a variety of ways, I decided to try and make a primal alternative.

    I told her we weren't going to buy yogurt anymore because it has too much sugar, but that I would buy some plain yogurt and flavor it at home if she wanted me to try. She agreed to here's what I did (simple I know)

    Ingredients:
    1 single serving tub of full-fat greek yogurt
    3 strawberries
    Splash of HWC
    Stevia

    I quartered the strawberries and placed them into the blender with a splash of heavy whipping cream to keep things moving. Then I added the tub of yogurt and blended it until incorporated with the strawberry puree. Finally, I added 1 packet of sweetleaf stevia and then poured the whole thing back into the yogurt tub.

    Bingo! Even I was surprised by how similar it tasted to "regular" sweetened yogurt, and I think the splash of HWC really added another dimension of richness.

    I know this idea isn't rocket science, but it passed her test, and I thought I'd share it for other moms who have to work a little harder with converting their kiddos

  • #2
    This sound delish. Thanks for sharing, and what a loving step-mom you are!

    Originally posted by jqbancroft View Post
    My step-daughter loves yogurt, like loves it. But she loves the kind loaded with sugar. I tried just not buying it for her weekends with us, but I can tell she misses it and since I try to demonstrate love to her in a variety of ways, I decided to try and make a primal alternative.

    I told her we weren't going to buy yogurt anymore because it has too much sugar, but that I would buy some plain yogurt and flavor it at home if she wanted me to try. She agreed to here's what I did (simple I know)

    Ingredients:
    1 single serving tub of full-fat greek yogurt
    3 strawberries
    Splash of HWC
    Stevia

    I quartered the strawberries and placed them into the blender with a splash of heavy whipping cream to keep things moving. Then I added the tub of yogurt and blended it until incorporated with the strawberry puree. Finally, I added 1 packet of sweetleaf stevia and then poured the whole thing back into the yogurt tub.

    Bingo! Even I was surprised by how similar it tasted to "regular" sweetened yogurt, and I think the splash of HWC really added another dimension of richness.

    I know this idea isn't rocket science, but it passed her test, and I thought I'd share it for other moms who have to work a little harder with converting their kiddos
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    • #3
      What is HWC?

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      • #4
        HWC = heavy whipping cream.

        Sounds good -- my only thought would be that that's a LOT of calories to consume if it's just a snack and not a full meal, especially if your step-daughter is small. Could be something to keep an eye on.

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        • #5
          Mcsnicks, thanks for your kind words!

          Originally posted by PrairieProf View Post
          HWC = heavy whipping cream.

          Sounds good -- my only thought would be that that's a LOT of calories to consume if it's just a snack and not a full meal, especially if your step-daughter is small. Could be something to keep an eye on.

          She always eats yogurt as part of breakfast; she's not a big snacker. I'm also not concerned about calories with her because she's incredibly active and the size of a toothpick. Besides, I wouldn't think of that as much at all in the way of calories.

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          • #6
            Well my single-serving tub of full-fat Fage has 260 calories, plus add probably well over 100 for the HWC -- not a lot for a meal but a lot for a small child's snack, and a lot more than the average supermarket yogurt, is all I was thinking (since so many kids do have weight issues). I eat that for breakfast, not a snack, and I'm a 120-pound woman. If she needs the calories, it's fine.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PrairieProf View Post
              Well my single-serving tub of full-fat Fage has 260 calories, plus add probably well over 100 for the HWC -- not a lot for a meal but a lot for a small child's snack, and a lot more than the average supermarket yogurt, is all I was thinking (since so many kids do have weight issues). I eat that for breakfast, not a snack, and I'm a 120-pound woman. If she needs the calories, it's fine.
              I see where you were coming from, and I appreciate your concern I realized I actually bought the 2% because the store was out of whole milk, and all of the ingredients together only came to a total of 253 calories (that was assuming I had a hefty splash of hwc 2 tbsp). And, of course, she'll be eating this as breakfast since she doesn't really eat snacks and she's quite an active 11 year old. It's a good solution for us, but for others who want a snack or or have much younger children, I can understand why reducing/eliminating the hwc is a good choice.

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              • #8
                FWIW, when I eat Greek yogurt for breakfast (often Fage 2% too, since that's mostly what I can find), I add vanilla whey protein powder to it to boost the protein content. You might find that worth experimenting with -- it also contributes to the flavor. I use Jay Robb whey protein, which is sweetened with stevia.

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                • #9
                  Sounds great, thanks for sharing! My boys won't eat anything but conventional heavily sweetened yogurt (my fault, I've recently discovered the PB and thought I was doing a "good" thing by feeding them yogurt), and I told them that I wasn't buying it anymore because it has too much sugar. I'm going to give this one a whirl, so to speak. Question though- does blending the Greek yogurt make it runny? Did you have to re-refrigerate it to give it a more solid consistency?

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                  • #10
                    It was still nice and thick--though a little thinner because of the blended strawberries. If you leave it out it gets a little runnier, but not just from blending. Good luck!

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