We start and end our day right by including milk in our morning and afternoon routines. Keep reading for an easy afternoon snack and an idea to make snack time even more fun.
I confess that my least favorite time of day is morning. There's always a rush to get everybody ready and out the door. This is made worse at my house by the fact that I have picky eaters and breakfast can be challenging. But there's a few things that make our mornings easier, like sticking to a breakfast routine that includes TruMoo chocolate milk. My kids love the taste and a glass at breakfast ensures that everybody starts their day with calcium and protein. I feel good about serving it because TruMoo has no artificial growth hormones* and no high fructose corn syrup.
My kids are hungry again when they get home from school, so I like to make sure they have something nutritious. One of their favorite after school snacks is cutting up their own fruit to make fruit salads. We pair it with a glass of DairyPure brand milk, the only milk backed by the exclusive 5-Point Purity Promise. All DairyPure brand milk is tested for antibiotics and contains no artificial growth hormones*.
Sometimes we even save a little of our milk to do a colorful science experiment when the kids finish their after school snack.
Colorful milk science:
1. Pour 1/4 inch of 2% or whole milk into a pie plate. Add a few different food colors, just a drop of each. Layer the drops on top of each other in the center of the pie plate.
2. Predict what will happen if you gently touch a clean cotton swab to the food coloring in the milk. Try it out.
3. Now dip a clean cotton swab into some dish washing soap.
4. Gently touch the food coloring again with the soapy cotton swab and hold it there. This time, you should see the colors "explode" through the milk.
5. Continue to dip the cotton swab into the dish soap and touch the milk in different places to see what happens.
For a detailed explanation of what makes the colors move, check out Steve Spangler Science.
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST and non-rbST treated cows.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.