He doesn't have any food intolerences (sp?) or anything like that.
I had mentioned to a friend that I tried one of DS's yoghurts the other day have tried a few duifferent kinds and they are all so foul, full of ingredients that I don't even know and they are expensive although he does seem to like them.
I was thinking about buying natural yoghurt and adding mashed/blended fruit to give it some natural flavours for him but friend said that children under 5 shouldn't have natural yoghurt.
lol @ 'something in ff that is good for them'. you might find that your ds will reject natural yoghurt if he is used to teh children's ones. yeo valley fruit tumbles are delicious and fairly good for you. you could try those and then gradually mix in natural yoghurt to wean him off.
I don't see why you couldn't freeze it as the Yeo Valley tubes have freezing as a suggestion. We have them frozen instead of ice-cream a lot. I am not sure what they would be like defrosted though. You could freeze yours in ice cube trays and eat them like that.
Oh and it is complete rubbish that they can't have natural yoghurt before 5. Petit Filou etc are full of sugars and have no more calcium than any others. I agree that she has been sucked in by advertising. If she is a trainee nurse let's hope she doesn't decide to be a HV cos she already is talking the utter tosh they often do!
Hmm, freezing is fine if you are going to eat it as a frozen dessert or something, but I think it goes a bit watery if you just try to defrost it.
Re home made yogurt, it is perfectly possible. I have a yogurt maker, but I think you can just do it in a flask. You would need a few spoonfuls of live yogurt to start it off with and using UHT yogurt means that you don't have to boil and cool the milk first.
Tbh, when value natural yogurt is around 40p for a big pot, I would be inclined just to buy it.
lol, something in the little fromage frais that's good for them!
I give my DS natural yoghurt with mashed fruit or a little honey. He's quite sensitive to sugar and the little fromage frais things make him unbearably hyper. If they can eat flavoured yoghurt with sweeteners & added sugar they can def. eat natural yoghurt!
A lovely thing to add to yog is apricot puree. If you can get hold of the unsulphered (sp?) ones which are dark brown -they have a lovely caramelly flavour. I soak them first though in boiling water - they're delicious and full of iron. I often have them on my porridge!
what could be wrong with natural yoghurt? i guess alot of it could be the very low fat stuff which might not be great....? that is really the only thing i can think of that might make it less good for little kids. go for the full-fat greek stuff and add what you like...