Do you struggle with your child’s love for soft drinks? Maybe you’d like to try out other sweet options that have nutritional value and create a healthy habit. We have a few ideas for you.
Spruce up water
Instead of buying flavored water, we recommend you prepare your own flavored water, which can be easily home-made. All you have to do is put slices of your child’s favorite fruit in a jug full of water, leave it for a few hours and use it during the day. It’s also a good idea to place this home-made flavored water in your child’s lunch box.
Lower in protein, with higher levels of saturated fat, coconut milk is a diary-free product which we recommend as occasional drink, or a substitute for artificial, soft drinks. Its sweet taste will delight your kids.
Rice milk is similar to coconut milk. Your child will probably like its sweet taste and light texture. Rice milk contains more carbohydrates than cow’s milk but it doesn’t contain lactose or cholesterol.
Made of oats, this creamy product is enriched with vitamins. It supplies dietary fiber and it’s a good solution if you want to increase your child’s calorie intake. Oat milk is calcium-free, so it’s a good idea to look for manufacturers who add it after processing.
A home-made, calming tea
A great way to boost your child’s immune system is to prepare a home-made tea after school or preschool. We chose chamomile and lavender for our little ones who have just come back from a long day at their school or day care. Mix lavender and chamomile—both flowers containing natural calming properties—with hot water, and add honey for a more delicious taste.
We’d love to hear from you and find out more about your child’s favorite drinks. How do you cope with an enormous amount of fizzy and other soft drinks available at supermarkets? With their catchy, colorful and fun packaging, they definitely attract our little ones. But how do you oppose them?