beverages?

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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 8:24pm

What are some cheap drinks you buy, that are healthy and not full of sugar? The cheapest drink I can find is koolaide and its not the healthest....

(please don't say water lol)

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Registered: 05-21-2003
In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 9:12pm

Not what you want to hear, but I'm going to have to say water!


My boys (17, 12 and 10) mostly drink either milk or water. In fact, that is all the 12 yo drinks; he doesn't even like soda or juice.


About every 2 weeks, I'll make juice. Even 100% juice is mostly sugar. During the summer months, I'll occasionally make koolaid/lemonade. They rarely get to drink soda at home.


And if I do have any of that on hand, they always ask if they can have it first. Not something I make them do, just something that evolved over the years I guess.

Kelly



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In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 9:26pm

If you want cheap, there are not a world of options. I found sweet

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In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 9:52pm
We only drink tap water.
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In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 10:28pm

We drink a lot of tea (the grownups) and the kids drink either milk or water.

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In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 11:18pm
We drink mostly water, seltzer, juice, coffee, tea (iced and hot), and milk (and wine, etc....but that's not frugal, nor for the entire family, lol)....occasionally soda (just the kids, dh and I only drink seltzer).





 

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Fri, 03-06-2009 - 8:04am

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Fri, 03-06-2009 - 1:14pm
Hi, from what I can gather, you just have one little one...and honestly, now is the time to develop a love of plain old water...I was going to say always have lots of ice cubes on hand and nice glasses (my 3 teens still love water) but obviously that's not an option for you. I used to buy juice and thin it out with water...cuts back on the sugar and cals. but still gives them the yummy taste they love. you can really experiment with flavors, especially if you have a nice natural food mkt. by you. What seems pricey isn't when it's watered down at home.

 

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Fri, 03-06-2009 - 2:15pm

for granddaughter who is 2, we really encourage drinking water. She does get milk, and sometimes juice (1/2 juice, 1/2 water) but she loves water with ice and a straw in her cup

for me, I don't really like plain water...so I usually add a splash or lemon or lime juice, doing that is still really inexpensive and doesn't add much sugar

my kids growing up, mostly water or milk, but they also like tea (which is cheap and can be made without much sugar)

Sherry


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Registered: 01-01-2008
In reply to: jbrandon63baw
Fri, 03-06-2009 - 7:36pm

I agree with PPs that water is ideal, but I also know what it's like to just not want water! We grew up drinking soda ALL the time, and it's a habit I'm slowly trying to eliminate so I definitely agree with the stated importance of teaching LO to drink water!

That said, have you thought about those packets you add to water (like Crystal Light I think they're called, but Walmart has a generic)? You can get sugar free, which is what I always bought, or regular. It gives your water a kick. Pretty much anything else gets pricey.

If you are going to do koolaid, I suggest you cut back on the sugar. If it's for LO, she doesn't need any sugar. If it's for you, you'd be amazed at how much sugar you can cut out without noticing much of a difference.


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Fri, 03-06-2009 - 8:23pm

my oldest dd drinks only water


my middle drinks lemonade (rare ) rice milk and water


my youngest drinks a special formula for her milk and water maybe lemon water(fresh lemon juice squeezed and water)


Becky

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