How I got my son excited for yogurt!

I pack the lunches for my twin 3rd graders and my preschool almost every morning.  I try very hard to keep their lunches healthy, interesting and as natural as possible.  With three very different eaters, this is a challenge.

Recently I have discovered a trick to getting my preschool son to love yogurt in his lunch.  The secret is candy coated chocolates (aka M&Ms).  Originally, it started when they saw the mini-M&M yogurt packs in the store, but we try very hard to avoid single use plastic packaging even if it can be recycled.  We then moved on to adding a sprinkling of mini-M&Ms to vanilla yogurt in reusable plastic containers. Unfortunately, M&Ms contain artificial food coloring, which is something we prefer to avoid for numerous reasons.  Now we have found the perfect match – Stoneyfield Organic Vanilla Yogurt in the large containers with UNREAL Candy Coated Chocolates.

Unreal chocolate, reusable cup of yogurt, & container of Stonyfield organic yogurt

The natural trick to getting kids to eat yogurt

Now he asks for yogurt in his lunch some days and I feel good that at least this piece of the puzzle is all natural.

If you haven’t heard of UNREAL Candy, you should definitely try it.  This photo of the ingredients show why we find this treat in moderation to be a great fit for our family.

Ingredient list of Unreal Candy Coated Chocolates

We love the ingredient list for Unreal Candy Coated Chocolates – “colored with beetroot juice, turmeric root, purple cabbage…”

UNREAL Candy is so good that it deserves it’s own blog post where we’ll share our favorites, including peanut butter cups.  Until then, look for them in your local stores and give them a try – we’ve found them recently at CVS & BJ’s.

Happy Greening!
Jon



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