I’m able to make snap decisions about a lot of things. Leggings or jeans? Leggings, obviously. Quick lunch snack for the kids? Bam, I can knock that out in under a minute flat, including packing time. Standing in front of the cooler of yogurt at the grocery store? There’s where the problem lies – fifteen minutes later and I’m still reading labels, finding the yogurt that isn’t 0%, the yogurt that’s organic, the yogurt that contains no sweetener, the lowest amount of sugar and the yogurt that’s the closest thing to real food, as possible.
Jamie hates it. It drives him crazy but I’ve got a really, really high energy child and those small replacements of things like the orange juice or apple juice that’s just fruit and ditching the processed snacks, dyes and sugars, have made a big difference. So, I compare the labels, I choose real food, I make more at-home.
Words like ‘crazy hippie’, ‘insane yogurt shopping mom’ and ‘nobody cares this much about yogurt, crazy lady’ are a few of the words spoken while we grocery shop together. It’s okay though, because it doesn’t matter what his-bag-of-ketchup-chips-eating-self-thinks, because the difference? It’s there.And so I stand, reading labels, finding the ‘right’ yogurt. But I haven’t found the right yogurt (and I’m not at the point of making it in our slow cooker), I’m totally screwed and I’ve got no idea what to buy. So, of course I’m reading the labels looking for non sweetened, hopefully organic yogurt with the fewest ingredients. So, I stand there for fifteen minutes, or ‘run in quickly’ to grab yogurt and fruit, bagels and cheese, and come out twenty minutes later, with a yogurt that I’m still not sure about.
‘If I ever leave you, it’s going to be because of the way you shop for yogurt’. he said.
Where’s the holy grail of yogurt yogurt you feed the kids? What should I be looking for?