Confused about what to serve your children? Wondering whether juice, sports drinks, energy drinks, or milk are recommended? Kids tired of plain water?
Follow this advice:
Water and plain nonfat white milk are the best. Juice is not recommended (not even 100% fruit juice).
A few tips if you want to offer some alternative drinks (besides just water) at home to add variety:
- Decaf herbal teas are fine, as long as they are unsweetened. Mint and chamomile are great examples.
- Slice up fruit, like tangerines or cucumbers, and put it in a pitcher of water. Leave it in the fridge, and the water will absorb the flavor.
- Vegetable shakes or other healthy shakes (look in the recipe section).
- Note: Make sure your plastic bottles and containers are BPA free.