Monday, January 07, 2013

Not so healthy yogurt? yikes

This morning I came across this picture and message on Facebook.  I was in total shock as Go-Gurt is a daily snack at my home!



Yogurt is a pretty innocent snack, right? Well, take a closer look (at the ingredient list) and you'll see that these "Strawberry Milkshake" and "Banana Split" flavored yogurt tubes don't actually contain any strawberries or bananas at all!... The flavors come from refined sugar and artificial flavors/dyes. Did you know that artificial dyes are derived from petroleum and require a warning label in some countries stating they "have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children?" (post with details: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/?p=2352)

Why not make your own yogurt tubes by filling reusable silicone molds with homemade smoothies, plain organic yogurt (that you flavor yourself), or even applesauce? My kids love them...here's how they work:
http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/?p=2358
The info came from my favorite new blog: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/.  I know many of us have a New Year's resolution to "eat healthy" so please take a minute to check out this blog, and join me for a HEALTHIER new year!  I know it can't happen over it...but I plan to try to incorporate on tip from this great blog each day.

Today, I ordered the silicon tubes from Amazon.com so I can make my kids healthier yogurt.  I will start with plain organic yogurt, and add fruit and honey.  No more go-gurts for us!

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