Instead of giving in and letting our kids guzzle a few sips – or cans – of soda, keep some of these healthier choices in the house for when they really want it. After a long soccer game, grueling tennis match or an afternoon spent in the car, hand them a drink without the added sugar and preservatives that they will love!
Some drinks even act as filling snacks, so read below to find out how you and your kids can fill up from a tasty beverage.
1.) Orgain Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shake – The perfect grab-n-go snack to keep in your tote and hand off to your child after school and before practice. This yummy shake comes in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and packs 8 grams of protein from organic milk. A fruit and veggie blend add 23 vitamins and minerals.
2.) Organic Flavrz – Mix 4 teaspoons of this fruit juice flavored drink into water for a refreshing drink sweetened with agave and real fruit. With only 9 grams of sugar for an 8 ounce drink, pour up for after-school play-dates.
3.) Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverage – The goodness of oatmeal and fruit come together in this high-fiber drink. With 5 delicious flavors to choose from and made with all-natural ingredients like stevia, tummies will stay full from the oats.
4.) Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouch – Packed with essential Omega 3’s, protein and fiber, this drink is made with organic chia seeds, fruit and veggies. Good for you and your kids as an afternoon snack - the chia seeds help to curb your appetite so you don’t overeat at dinner.
5.) Hint Fizz – When they ask for bubbles, try this spring water and natural fruit flavor mixture for a refreshing thirst-quencher. Big flavor and no sugar make this a win-win.
6.) LIV Organic – Let your kids replenish and recharge after the football game or dance class with electrolytes and potassium. Sweetened with agave and rice syrup – two sweeteners that take longer to digest in the body - so no sugar-rush here!
Robin DeCicco is a holistic nutritionist who runs the Tenafly and Ramsey based ‘The Power of Food Education.’ She counsels individuals and families on learning how to make healthier choices and specializes in changing behaviors to achieve life-long success. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about her program, visit www.poweroffoodeducation.com.