Yet the benefits of this baby-pleasing recipe are big. First yogurt is a gentle, nutritious food that infants can enjoy and then continue to enjoy as toddlers. Not all yogurt has the same value of course. Look for as little sugar as possible. Greek yogurt is better with more protein. My new favorite is a Friendly Farms whole milk vanilla yogurt that our local Aldi's recently added to their dairy section. If you can make your own yogurt from raw milk, that's probably as good as it gets nutritionally.
So, low-sugar yogurt is healthy and most babies love it, right? Also the old fashioned rolled oats are packed with goodness. But as I've been learning from Nourishing Traditions, grains have anti-nutrients too. The way to have the good stuff without the hard-to-digest stuff is to soak the grains in something acidic - like yogurt!
Make this Yogurt Muesli the night before as a breakfast or have it in the fridge for an anytime snack.
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Cover and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours. Top with fruit if desired.
My whole family enjoys this one for breakfast about every couple weeks. Maybe you or your baby will love it too. Please let me know either way.
For those who are familiar with soaked or fermented grains, I'd like to have your opinion on this. I suspect that the Yogurt Muesli breaks down the anti-nutrients some, while not as much as soaked or even fermented grains. Thoughts?