I have a nearly three-year-old toddler. This mother thought we will never have issues with feeding him. He always has the appetite to eat almost anything. Until he became picky all of a sudden. He would just prefer to have his breastmilk. This gave me an idea how to keep him healthy despite his disinterest to eat.
Discover what he loves
My son went through the stage when he ate a lot and then moments he hardly ate at all. I must admit, those times stressed me out.
There is one thing, though, that he can’t refuse: smoothies and juices. The great thing about smoothies is that you can make it healthy and yet it remains appealing. Honestly, even his three older brothers would get their own servings as I usually make a smoothie the night before. Then I learned to make it in the morning and put it in his BB8 sippy cup. He will have his freshly blend smoothie for breakfast and as much as possible, give him a few spoonfuls of rice and egg.
Aside from smoothies, he likes anything that uses a straw. I would often pour in his BB8 sippy cup Welch’s 100% juice drink. Sometimes, it appeals to him, too, to just drink from the small bottle itself. And then for lunch, I would give him rice with fruit toppings. He particularly loves grapes.
Discover what’s healthy
Experts recommend 100% fruit juices as healthy complements to whole fruits. While whole fruits are a great source of fiber, 100% fruit juices also carry essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body to function well and prevent many chronic diseases. For instance, 8 ounces of pure fruit juice such as Welch’s 100% grape juice is equivalent to serving a whole cup of fruit.
In fact, drinking 100% fruit juice from grapes may actually provide one with more polyphenols than eating the fruit, without causing weight gain. Making a pure grape juice involves crushing the fruit, including seeds and dark purple skin, which releases more of these nutrients. In addition, pure fruit juice only uses naturally occurring fruit sugars, without any added sugars. More than a decade’s worth of research suggests that 100% grape juice can help support a healthy heart.
Discover what’s good
There came a phase in my toddler’s life that he didn’t like to munch and eat. But he found comfort and interest in drinking fruit juices and smoothies. Good thing we’ve found a convenient, nutritious, and delicious way to keep him healthy. Drinking 100% grape juice complements whole fruit intake by providing essential nutrients and more. Great as well that we’ve got to be introduced to Welch’s. The brand provides a wide range of healthy juice products that are refreshing to the palate and good for the body in the long term.
I’ve learned as well that at Welch’s, they value family, health, and wellness. They value what’s real and in sharing what’s good. The brand has been over 140 years in providing families around the world with products that bring a happy balance of goodness and deliciousness. All its products are widely available in retail outlets nationwide. You might want to try them out.
Our toddler loves his Welch’s 100% grape juice iced cold. I like mine the same way, too. Now, he loves drinking his Welch’s with a lot of spoonfuls of rice and any ulam. Glad we were able to survive that stage he didn’t like to eat. But he retained his love to drink smoothies and fruit juices. He also loves fruits. And so we still serve him his cherry, mango, peach, banana, and grapes in bit sizes and smoothie form. And for his grape juice, we only trust Welch’s. Oh, now we introduce Welch’s to his younger brother and our SumoSam loves it as well.
Momi Berlin Directory
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.