Stretch Your Juice

As a rule we dilute the juice we give our girls.

Kathy Moore for About.com Parenting writes,

"Did you know that juice contains roughly the same amount of calories per ounce as soda? I used to give my kids juice whenever they asked for it but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only 4 to 6 ounces of juice per day for children 1 to 6 years old. Infants should not be given any juice and children age 7 and older should limit their daily juice intake to between 8 and 12 ounces."

The way I see it is you can give your kids all 4-6 oz. at one shot or you could give them 8-12 oz. of 50/50 water/juice mixture. Also if you start them out early in life with diluted juice they don't mind the added water because they don't know the difference! This is considering children get 100% juice. No high fructose corn syrup or added sugar for kids!

This brings me to the point of this post. What is good for the kid-o is good for you. Not only will you save on calories but diluting juice is an excellent way to pinch a penny.

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