Today was Gulliver's year appointment, where we learned the following:
height: 31.5" (95%)
weight: 22 lbs 11 oz (55%)
head: 47 cm (75%)
So he's doing pretty well. Still tall but not so much fat. We got to ask about his eating habits, most specifically the 2-3 yogurts he consumes daily. Which, turns out, is okay. Then I asked about the fact that we're giving him our yogurt, which means it's non-fat and full of artificial sweeteners. (Which is better for him anyway? Do we switch him to sugar?) She suggested that we at least get him on non-non-fat yogurt. Meaning fat yogurt.
Such a thing exists in Europe, but where exactly in America do you find full-fat yogurt?
So at the grocery store, I found 1 (count it: one) brand of yogurt that was neither low-fat nor non-fat. And of course it's plain. But that seems like a good thing to me because I worry about all the other stuff that is in the yogurt he's eating, like high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, kosher gelatin, corn starch, "natural flavor," tricalcium phosphate, potassium sorbate added to maintain freshness, sucralose, beetle juice, Yellow #5, Red #40, etc. (Why are there three forms of corn in my son's yogurt??)
So I bought the plain. And then I bought some frozen fruit.
And just a few minutes ago, I blended a tub of yogurt with some cherries and agave nectar. Now my son's yogurt has three ingredients: Yogurt, cherries, agave nectar. That seems a lot better. We'll see later today how he likes this new concoction. I'll tell you one thing... it's kindof runny. Maybe I need to add some corn starch. Or kosher gelatin. But maybe it'll solidify a little more in the fridge... Plus, don't you pay EXTRA to have drinkable yogurt? Anyway. It's delicious, nutritious, and full-fat.
(Maybe next time, I'll just blend or chop the fruit and stir it in instead of blending it with the yogurt. But seriously. Add a little cumin and I'll have a cherry lassi, which hello, I wouldn't be complaining!)
(And lest you think that I am judging you below me from up on my pedestal here, for lunch, he had a cheddar cheese stick, a banana, a bite of chicken nugget [before rejecting it and throwing it all over the floor], and 3/4 of his first hot dog ever. Please don't ask me to list the ingredients in those things. The bananas are okay.)