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Strawberry is the yogurt fave. My favorite Kraft singles memory is eating slices straight out of the package!
Roo used to be a fabulous eater who would try anything you set in front of her. Now she vetoes almost anything that isn't nugget, pasta or berry. It's annoying, sure, but I am also constantly wondering if she's ingesting enough nutrients. How can I be sure she's getting the right stuff without arguing 24-7?!
Luckily I have a few "cheater snacks" in my arsenal. First up, grilled cheese. I finally bought an electric griddle and it has revolutionized my grilled cheese making! I can make 'em for everyone in the family all at once without any of them getting cold. They all turn out golden and crispy and gooey, not semi-carbonized. (It's great for pancakes, too!) While there are plenty of fabulous cheeses out there to be sampled, there really is no denying the sublime nostalgic perfection of Kraft Singles.
I know Roo and Jasper would like that kind of cheese, too. I remember a day not too long ago when all cheese was individually wrapped or fell in powdery tufts from a shaken canister…but I'm also nervous about pre-packaged foods' hormone modifications and early onset puberty. The new 2% Milk Kraft Singles has the same great taste and meltability you remember, but the milk comes from cows untreated with the growth hormone rbST so you can rest a little easier, paranoid mommy!
Another fabulous convenience food that you can feel okay about is yogurt. I remember in the '70s my dad bought a yogurt maker and I think we used it once. Like the crepe maker and the fondue set. But yogurt has become an American staple that Yoplait even has a specialized range for little ones: Yoplait Kids. Back in February, I extolled its virtues on Roo's persnickitty palate thusly:
She does like Yoplait Kids, especially the drinkable yogurt in mixed berry. Having her cartoon heart-throb, Diego, on the packaging probably helps a little, too. What I like about them is that they aren't candy-flavored versions of yogurt. They do contain sugar, but not any more than the average grown-up brands, so the goodness of the yogurt isn't outweighed by unnatural additives or sweeteners. In fact, even the coloring agents on the ingredients list are pretty innocuous- beet juice and annatto seeds. So I feel like I've done my mom-ly duty if I give her a cup of Yoplait Kids and a banana.
If your little munchkin is lacking in the protein/calcium zone, check out Kraft Singles and Yoplait Kids. We tried some new Kraft Singles (they even have organics and more flavors like pepper jack and sharp cheddar!) and a super fun picnic pack from Yoplait Kids featuring a mini cooler, BrainQuest game for toddlers and drinkable banana Yoplait Kids featuring the Backyardigans.
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