Healthy Foods to Prevent Feverish Kids
With the change of seasons on the horizon, it is time for cold season to have one last go around. Recently, Babble put together a very helpful guide on how to treat the fevers that often accompany colds this time of year. Whenever my daughter gets a fever it makes me anxious because I want it to go away as quickly as possible. Of course, the first thing I do is take all of the practical first steps that have been recommended to me by our pediatrician, and I pull together a few "home remedies" like a lukewarm bath and cooled lemon tea. In anticipation of upcoming spring cold season, not only am I up to date on the latest fever treatments, I am also serving some key foods in our house that will help strengthen immune systems and possibly avert fevers altogether. These are all rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and are very easy to make at home.
— thenaptimechef, Babble
Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
All the red fruit in this terrific slushie packs a punch of antioxidants and vitamin C, plus it creates a flavor kids love.
Straight A Citrus Smoothie
This simple sipper is chock-full of germ fighting vitamin C and can be packed in a water bottle for on-the-go snacking.
Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous
This hefty couscous salad is packed with iron, protein, and vitamin C — a trifecta of cold prevention!
Spinach and Pea Soup
Stave of colds with this protein-packed soup. Kids will love the cool color and creamy texture. Freeze it in ice cube trays for individual portions.
Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup
This hearty soup contains protein, antioxidant-rich broth, and the added bonus of garlicky pesto — a known germ fighter.
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