This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.
I will be the first to admit that I have a difficult time staying hydrated. I blame myself for passing this fault onto a few of my children. Over the years, we have come up with some ways to encourage drinking and eating hydrating foods all year long. My challenge is keeping your family healthy and hydrated.
Keeping Your Family Healthy and Hydrated, All Year Long
Eating foods that keep you hydrated
It goes without saying that in December, finding tasty Watermelon here in the North, is just not going to happen. But you can easily find Mandarin oranges, cucumber and carrots, which are all full of water. Having a snack ready for your family that includes these types of food will make it an easy task of staying hydrated.
Set goals for yourself and your family
Fill a glass of water first thing in the morning (and I don’t mean the water, that is warmed up, and exposed to coffee grounds). Set yourself a limit to finishing it. If you have difficulty remembering when it was started, when your deadline is, or what number glass it is for the day, use a washable marker to write directly on your glasses.
Tempt your families taste buds
Sometimes asking your children to drink water throughout the day works well, but sometimes they (and you) need a flavourful alternative. CAPRI SUN™ Organic Juice Drink is a great way of not only incorporating more fluids into your families day, but also adds an organic choice. Sam’s Club now carries the CAPRI SUN™ Organic line in a value pack of 40 6oz. organic juice pouches. Perfect for lunches or on the go. They contain 1/2 cup of fruit juice, which is one serving of fruit per pouch. My favourite part is that they are sweetened with only fruit juices.
That’s right, I said it, we are on the smoothie bandwagon. I didn’t know if smoothies were right for us, but we have had a fantastic time mixing healthy and tasty ingredients to make a quick snack or meal replacement. Start with CAPRI SUN™ Organic Juice Drink, Coconut water or milk, then add spinach, avocado and your favourite fruit (here it is either banana or strawberries) and voila! It is reassuring to know my children are getting their daily dose of fruits and veggies, as well as staying hydrated so they can do what kids do best, PLAY!
PUSH PLAY is a national campaign introduced by CAPRI SUN™ Organic to help families encourage their children to play. And with the help of CAPRI SUN™ Organic, their juice drink can be as organic as their play. Check out the link to learn more about how you can get involved.