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Diet Diva
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Healthy Juice Box for Kids


I told you yesterday about some healthy options for packing the kid's lunches. I mentioned these juice boxes in the blog post, but I thought I would tell you more about them because I love them!

I often hear from parents that they don't like to give their kids juice or juice boxes because of the high sugar content. I totally understand that, and I agree (and research supports) that too much juice can cause some kids to be full and crowd out healthier foods because they simply are not hungry. However, a bit of juice is fine, and I even recommend it as a great way to get fruit into your kids.

My new favorite juice box for kids is from Apple and Eve and called the Fruitables juice box.

Here are the highlights:
  • 70 calories in each 6.75 oz box (perfect size for lunch boxes)
  • 1/3 less sugar than many other juices
  • A blend of fruit and vegetable juices
  • Provides a full serving of combined fruit/vegetable
  • All natural with no added flavors or dyes
  • No added sugar or high fructose corn syrup
  • Fruit taste but veggies used, too (carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, tomato, beets)
  • Comes in 3 flavors: Strawberry kiwi, Tropical Orange, Berry Berry
  • Contains good source of Vitamins A and E and 100% of Vitamin C for a child
  • Tastes great!
For more info and to find out where to purchase (Walmart and more), check out www.appleandeve.com
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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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