Yogurt is such a great snack, but many people aren’t used to its tart taste. Often opting for the flavored varieties abundant on grocery store shelves, people think they are indulging in a delicious, fruit-filled yogurt treat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Flavored yogurts, whether fruit flavored or otherwise, most often contain heaping amounts of added sugars, not to mental artificial colors and flavors. In fact, you can be guzzling down an extra 15 grams of sugar just from one tiny little cup of yogurt – that’s about four extra teaspoons of sugar and over half of the daily recommended serving.
What’s more, many parents feed these flavored yogurt cups to their children. What this does is develop, from an early age, an affinity towards that artificial sweet taste. Eating a lot of artificially sweet foods leads them to crave more and more of the fake stuff, and less and less of the real stuff. It’s so important to start children young when it comes to food and help them to develop a taste for real, whole, fresh foods.
This DIY fruit flavored yogurt is the perfect snack for both yourself and the kiddos. It’s added-sugar free, it only calls for two ingredients, and is super simple to put together. It is the perfect balance between sweet and tart and will keep you away from those sugar-filled store-bought yogurts for good!
Try giving this to your kids for their snack next time and see how they like it.