Ever since my two boys were introduced to fromage frais, and then yogurts, when weaning, they have had a love affair with these dairy snacks ever since. Given the opportunity, they would eat yogurts for breakfast, lunch and tea and in-between aswell – and to be honest some days this can happen!
Petits Filous is a brand that I have been feeding to my boys from weaning babies, to tottering toddlers, to pre schoolers and now as school boys.
It is a brand name that I trust for ensuring that my children receive calcium and vitamin D which are essential for keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy and aids normal growth and development in children. Plus, more recently Petits Filous has reduced the amount of sugar which is great for looking after our little one’s teeth, and has not affected its great taste at all.
You see my boys are quite fussy eaters, pretty much always have been (bar the weaning months when I could get them to eat most foods when it was pureed and feed to them!), so I struggle to get them to eat vegetables and new foods easily. However, getting them to eat yogurts is no problem at all because they taste so yummy and along with some fruit, this is Burton and Jenson’s preferred choice of pudding, or even breakfast served alongside some brioche or toasted fruit bread. Sometimes I make them a smoothie for breakfast using fruit and Petit Filous yogurt, and their favourite tea time snack plate always features a pot of Petit Filous too.
With it being the summer holidays at the moment, we are often out and about with picnics and/or snacks to keep us going until we get home from our long dog walking adventures,
or playing with friends at the park and climbing trees.
We often take yogurts with us in a little cool bag with an ice pack, for snack or lunch time.
The great thing about Petit Filous pots is that it can be kept out the fridge for five hours and you don’t have to use a spoon to eat it – although this can be messy business, with or without a spoon with my two boys!
Aswell as children needing Vitamin D for the normal development of bones, teeth and muscles, did you know that it is also made by the reaction of sunlight on the skin as well as being consumed as part of your diet? As a parent, I am always careful to ensure that my boys apply plenty of SPF50 sun cream to protect their skin from the sun, which is a great help in preventing sun damage to their skin, BUT they still need to get some Vitamin D. Therefore, a safe way to ensure this is to give them Petits Filous because recently the brand has doubled the level of vitamin D from 1.25ug to 2.5ug per serving in its core range, which is very reassuring for parents I feel.
A very easy way to keep your kids cool on a hot day, or to make as a dessert or even a little snack time treat, is to freeze Petit Filous to make Frozen Yogurt Pops or yogurt ‘ice cream’, as my boys refer to it as.
This is the simplest and easiest frozen yogurt hack EVER! You simply push a lolly pop stick into the lid of the yogurt, place them in the freezer for at least 6 hours and then you have frozen yogurt pops!
These are so easy to make and something your children can help to do aswell. Once frozen, you simply remove the lids,
and gently ease the pops out of the cartons, and then well enjoy!
Very yummy indeed and my boys would happily eat these over ice cream……well almost as much!
I’m working with Petits Filous and BritMums in a paid relationship promoting the #PetitsFilousGoodness campaign about the importance of vitamin D in our children’s diets. Visit www.petitsfilous.co.uk for more information.