Packable Protein Drinks for Kids
- What: Dannon Danimals Yogurt Smoothie Drinks
- When: 18 months and up
- Why: Compact, portable, good source of calcium
- Where: Your local grocery store
Does your kid love yogurt as much as ours do? Do they want it for every meal, including packed lunches? If, like me, you have lost spoons because of packed yogurts that don’t fit into their compartment lunchboxes, give these Dannon Danimals Yogurt Smoothies a try.
They offer flavors like watermelon, strawberry banana and birthday cake to appeal even to kids who don’t love yogurt. The outside packaging features bright colors and funny illustrations, too. Sadly, you won’t find much actual fruit in these easy snacks, though Dannon doesn’t use artificial flavors and colors, or high fructose corn syrup. Although these yogurt drinks have more sugar than I’d like, they fit easily into lunch boxes. And since kids can drink them straight from the bottle, they don’t need extra utensils to consume them. Their lunch boxes end up less messy. I end up with less to clean and better fed kids with a good source of protein, which I call a win for everyone.