5 reasons why greek yogurt is good for babies

Greek yogurt, also known as strained yogurt is not just an Instagram craze. Although, when mixed with delicious ingredients, this popular food can make for a super cute Instagram story post. Greek yogurt has been recognized as one of the most healthy foods consumed today. It's loaded with vitamins, nutrients and minerals that increases overall health in babies, kids, teens and even adults. I know you're wondering the same thing as I am, and that is, "what makes this type of yogurt a super food as opposed to regular yogurt?" I'm so glad you asked, because I can't wait to tell you.

Greek yogurt makers add an extra step to their process so that excess water, lactose, and minerals drain out. What’s left is a creamy, rich yogurt with less sugar, more carbs, and a tart taste. The acidity also makes it easier for your body to absorb other nutrients. Now that we know how it's made, let's get to the part that made you click onto this blog post in the first place, THEEE HEALTH BENEFITS of this super food:

  1. One serving is packed with nutrients- according to Healthline depending on the brand, greek yogurt can have 12 to 17.3 grams of protein.

A cup of plain Greek yogurt can help you meet the recommended dietary guideline of three daily servings of low-fat or nonfat dairy products. People who have lactose intolerance may also find Greek yogurt easier to digest because of the bacterial breakdown of the milk’s sugars.

2. Enhances Digestive Health- Probiotics in yogurt like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis facilitate smooth functioning of the digestive system.

3. Relieves Diarrhea in Babies- Research published in the Nutrition Research journal concluded that inclusion of yogurt alleviates symptoms and reduces duration of acute pediatric diarrhea.

4. Boosts Immunity- Probiotics in yogurt aid in the production of antibodies which defend against pathogens.

5. Improves Bone Health- Yogurt brims with the goodness of bone-friendly nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, and magnesium.

If these aren't enough reasons to convince you of the benefits that come with adding yogurt into your kid's diet, I may have an idea of what will. YOGURT MELTS!

Yogurt Melts are the perfect treat for on-the-go moms. No utensils needed, and a healthy snack makes this a must have. Less than 5 ingredients, little to no clean up and a healthier option compared to other snacks, this recipe needs no convincing. Literally the easiest thing you’ll ever make and a surprise factor when your kids open their lunch boxes! Below is theee most perfect recipe that I know your kids will enjoy. Kaylen is the perfect person to back these very bold claims I'm making here, LOL!

As always, if you try this recipe out, be sure to tag me. I’d love to see what fruit options you choose for your little ones!

“Creamy, fruity, delicious.”

Recipe Courtesy of: The Mom Collective

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Hi there! I’m Lynnaé Fowler, mom of one precious boy (Kaylen). I’m a skilled baker, marketer and entrepreneur. A strong believer of God which has made parenting a whole lot easier. We’re currently thriving off of coffee, many prayers and winging it in these parenting streets...

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