Top 10 Healthy Summer Foods for Children
Can kids eat healthfully, yet still enjoy their favorite summer foods?
10. Top Summer Food: Thirst Quenchers
At the ballpark, at the carnival -- it's hard to find a good replacement for
soda, says Zied. "Even lemonade isn't a great option, with all the added
"One soda once in awhile is fine," she says. "But I also give my
kids the option of choosing whether they want a can of soda or three cookies
instead. I let them make the choice. That empowers them to not waste
- Share those huge lemonades -- divide it in cups. Dilute with a bit with
- Carry fruit juice with you. Or, flavor ice water with an artificially
sweetened powder. "If it's hot, they're not going to fuss over drinking
water," Zied says.
- Another option: Make a spritzer with exotic fruit juices (like pomegranate
or noni juice) plus sparkling water. Or, use blueberry extract with sparkling
water. "Kids love blue food," says Rarback.