Keep Kids Hydrated With These 3 Summer Recipes

one pot creamy chicken and broccoli

A big part of Southern conversation is the heat. It makes sense! Most days are hot and humid. On days when the indoors are twenty degrees cooler than the walk to the door, keeping up your energy and staying active is a problem always being discussed with friends. And when it comes to your constantly moving kids, you must keep with up them long enough to make sure they are staying properly hydrated. 

For an easy treat to keep the kids hydrated in the summer sun, serve up these Fruity Breakfast Popsicles. These popsicles include hydrating ingredients like milk, strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi and mandarin orange slices. You read that right, milk is one of the best beverages for hydration. Milk’s natural electrolytes, carbohydrates, and high-quality protein make it more effective at improving hydration status and keeping you hydrated longer than water and sports drinks. 

For an afternoon pick-me-up, serve up this Chocolate Banana Frappe. This protein-filled, energy-boosting chocolatey drink is made with both chocolate milk and plain milk, vanilla Greek yogurt, a banana, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Both white and chocolate milk offer electrolytes to help you stay hydrated. You can choose chocolate milk for extra carbohydrates to help replenish energy stores after exercise or outdoor play. 

And come dinner time, help your family recover from an active day and make this easy One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli (served with a cool glass of milk, of course). It’s simple enough that the kids can help prepare. If anyone is lactose intolerant, simply swap the recipe’s conventional milk for lactose-free milk. It’s real milk, just without the lactose. There are many offerings on the market offering electrolytes to help you and your family stay hydrated. 

The next time the heat comes up in conversation, make sure to bring up how milk is keeping your family hydrated. For more recipes to enjoy using real milk, explore our Dairy Recipes

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