Saturday, 27 November 2010

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The Terrific Organic Yogurt (Low Fat)/Økologisk Naturel Skummet Yogurt/有机低脂酸奶[yǒu jī dī zhī suān nǎi]


Danish equivalent A38 0.5% fats (for babies from 6 months, but I was a little late in introducing it to J at 7.5 months.

If there is only one single dairy product I would choose to introduce to J, it would be the Natural Yogurt for its health benefits.

Directions:

Option 1 (Main Course):
1. Peel 1/2 banana, 1/2 avocado and 1/2 very ripe and soft pear. Remove the core are from the bulb of the pear and cut into small pieces.

2. Puree with a blender or mash with fork (for older babies)

3. Mix with 2 tablespoons of low fat natural yogurt.

4. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vegetable fats (as babies need fats for brain and visual development) such as corn oil, flaxseed oil (recommended by my friend Karen) and 1 teaspoon of formula milk powder (optional) to increase the fat content of the low fat yogurt.

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Option 2 (Desert):
1. Peel 1/4 banana and 1/4 very ripe and soft pear. Remove the core are from the bulb of the pear and cut into small pieces.

2. Mash with fork

3. Stir in 1 tablespoons of low fat natural yogurt and 1/ teaspoon of formula milk powder.

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Option 3 (Desert):
1. Peel 1/4 banana and 1/4 grated apple.

2. Mash with fork

3. Stir in 1 tablespoons of low fat natural yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of formula milk powder.

Tips:
1. Can also serve yogurt with a dash of cinnamon, other fruits and veggies - sounds yucky to grown-ups but many babies love yogurt mixed with a veggie!

2. You can up the proportions proportionately, add real chunks of banana and other fruit to the mash fruit, and serve to adults! Daddy loves it!

Nutritional Value:
Natural yogurt provides an excellent good source of protein, calcium, phosphorus (works with calcium to help with bone strength and growth), potassium (a nutrient that helps to keep your muscles working correctly), zinc (important for cell growth and repair), riboflavin (vit B2) - crucial for converting energy in the body, as well as for general growth, thiamin (vit B1), folate (vit B8), pantothenic acid (vit B5).

Packed with gut-friendly bacteria, yogurt is an excellent aid to digestion and - in the long term - helps guard against colon cancer. Yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium for your baby - the 'live' bacteria it contains actually help your baby's body absorb the calcium very efficiently. Yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium for your baby - the 'live' bacteria it contains actually help your baby's body absorb the calcium very efficiently.

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Additional Comments:
Yogurt is a staple diet for the Danes, especially for breakfast, but the Danes also use it to make dip for chips, salad sauce, etc. However, Chinese traditionally do not eat yogurt. In fact, yogurt is not an ingredient heard of in Chinese cooking. This is an excellent Danish tradition that I would like to pass on to J, but only the healthy yogurt, i.e. natural yogurt and not store-bought fruit-flavoured yogurt, as they are filled with sugars.

However, natural, plain yogurt on its own may not be very appetising. Adding pears provide a natural and healthy way of sweetening it.

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