If you’re thinking about switching from moo-juice to a different nutritious beverage for your toddler, you’re in luck — there are plenty of tasty milk alternatives. Weigh your options and be willing to try something new next time you head to the grocery store. You may just find a new kid favorite.
Coconut milk acts as a thick, creamy, cow’s milk alternative. It contains lauric acid, which helps strengthen the immune system, and medium chain fatty acids are also part of this tasty beverage. The Coconut Research Center notes that coconuts act as a nutritional source of quick energy, aid digestion and improve calcium and magnesium absorption for strong teeth and bones.
Your toddler may go nuts over this milk alternative. Almond milk contains a high amount of antioxidants and low amounts of saturated fats. You’ll also find calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, protein, vitamin E and omega fatty acids in almond milk.
Don’t worry; this beverage is legal in all 50 states and is perfectly safe for your toddler. Hemp milk contains omega 3 and six essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B-12, calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, phosphorus, folic acid and iron. You can find this type of milk in original, vanilla and chocolate flavors.
Give vitamin-enriched rice milk a whirl and see how your tot responds. Look at the label before purchasing. Some rice milk brands add a considerable amount of sugar to sweeten the deal. Opt for an organic, unflavored variety to keep your child’s sugar intake in check. Also, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that rice milk not be the primary beverage, as it is low in protein. If you choose rice milk, ensure your child consumes other foods and beverages that contain high levels of protein.
You don’t need to find a milk-alternative in a jug or carton. KidsHealth suggests calcium-fortified juices, fortified breads and cereals, cooked dried beans and dark green veggies as other options to incorporate into your tot’s diet so she gets the appropriate amount of calcium, vitamins and minerals throughout the day.
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