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3 Tips for a More Nutritious Summertime!
With summer in full swing and the kiddos out and about enjoying their long-awaited freedom, it can be hard to ensure they’re getting the nutrition they need. Summer days can include more outdoor playing, swimming and active fun with the family, but whatever your summer plans, one thing’s for sure; keeping them nourished throughout the busy days is vital for lasting energy. With 8 essential nutrients, like protein and calcium, and the yummy taste kids love, TruMoo® Chocolate Milk is perfect for fueling your family’s summer.
Getting your kids the nutrients they need doesn’t have to take up all your time! Here are a few quick tips for keeping your kids healthy, happy and active all summer long.
Plan Meals Ahead of Time
Saving time is as simple as creating a schedule. Plan out breakfast, lunch and dinner days, maybe even weeks, in advance. In doing so, you can buy ingredients beforehand and plan to get the kids a balance of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins. Here’s an example of what a weekly breakfast plan might look like:
Monday: Yogurt Parfait
Tuesday: Breakfast Bar & Milk
Wednesday: Egg & Veggie Omelette
Thursday: Breakfast PB&J and Milk
Friday: Oatmeal with Fruit
For even more nutritious breakfast and snack ideas, check out our 2-Minute Menu Builder.
Snack the Healthy Way
With the kids out running around all day, chances are they’ll find themselves hungry in between meals. When hunger hits midday, replace the junk food with the nutrients in milk, veggies, fruit and other sources of protein.
Have nutritious items ready when they come back inside from an afternoon of playing – like carrots and veggie dip or TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Milk and sliced fruit.
Nourish, Rebuild, Repeat
Giving your kids the nutrients they need to outlast the sunshine before they head out is important, but just as important is making sure kids rehydrate afterward. Nutrients in milk, specifically chocolate milk, can help rebuild muscles after a tough day playing. Even better, TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Milk is made with no high fructose corn syrup. Instead, it’s sweetened with pure cocoa and just the right amount of sugar - giving it the delicious taste kids love!
Remember, try to finish up a long day outside with a nutritious dinner! Sit around the table and catch up with the family after a day apart. With these time-saving nutrition tips, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy, happy summertime for the whole family.
What’s your kids’ favorite nutritious recipe? Let us know in the comments below.