Under the weather, under the covers, but still cute as pie!
The cold and flu season hits kids really hard and 2013 is no exception. Ask any parent or caregiver and they will tell you how sad, miserable, and sometimes frightening, the kids can become when they are feverish. When Captain gets sick now she will proudly inform us that “my body is heating right up to cook out the sickness!” (I will always be happy that, at a very young age, we told her exactly what a fever is and why it is an incredibly great function of the body!)
I used to get really nervous when Captain had a fever and wouldn’t eat much for a few days. Experience has taught me that she will be just fine as long as she consumes a lot of fluids and gets good rest.
Here is one thing that I make for her to help sooth the fever and cool things down a bit, while giving her some nutrients. This is just a springboard, you can adjust to your items on hand and what your little sick honey-buns like:
Mom’s Fever Pops:
1 organic banana, 2 cups frozen organic berries (peaches and raspberries are favorites), 1 cup organic spinach or other organic green (washed really well), 1/2 cup organic juice (apple, blueberry, pomegranate, orange) a sprinkling of organic flaxmeal (optional) and honey to taste.
Blend it up and put in frozen-pop-molds and voila! If Captain isn’t sick, I also add yogurt to this recipe. **A hint: don’t tell them what is in it if they don’t like greens! They won’t realize they are there!
If you have a good recipe or idea for our kids during the flu season, will you please share with us? Good ideas are good ideas….
Good thoughts, Karen