Diet

Frozen treats: deliciously refreshing!

Pure fruit juice has its limits!

In fact, drinking too much juice often makes you neglect milk and water. Also, in excessive amounts, juice gives too much energy and not enough dietary fibres. Whether frozen or liquid, the maximum daily amount recommended is about 125ml (1/2 cup), the equivalent of one serving of fruits.

To quench thirst: water, milk and fortified soy beverages

Instead, choose water, milk or fortified soy beverages. Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating 500ml (2 cups) of milk or soy beverages from the age of 2 years old. To get this amount, it would be better to include it in snacks and meals. Also, according to Canada’s Food Guide still, water is the best to get rehydrated at any time during the day.

Delicious frozen treats variations

Serve fruits that have been frozen such as grapes of various colors (cut in quarters for toddlers), pieces of pineapple, mango cubes, etc. You can also use these fruits as ice cubes in a decorated glass of water. Another original way to serve them is to put melon pieces on a stick. You can also mix fruit purées and freeze them in Popsicle moulds. We suggest a frozen treat recipe with mashed pears and strawberries.

Preparing frozen fruits with your child can be a fun way to discover new fruits!

Sources consulted in July 2012

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