Too much sugar can have broad effects on kids’ bodies and kids can be more vulnerable to the harmful effects of too much sugar. Growing kids can have delicate digestive systems. Upset stomachs, aching tummies, and other maladies are hallmarks of childhood, and too much sugar may be a silent contributor to this problem.
Cabbage can be so underrated. It’s such a wonderful high-fiber vegetable that gives you tons of nutritional bang for your 2 bucks (the average cost of an organic red cabbage). The red/purple variety is especially high in antioxidants which boost the immune system. One cup of red cabbage has 56% of the Daily Value (DV) for Vitamin C. It also provides 28% of the DV for Vitamin K, 11% of the DV for Vitamin B6, and is rich in sulforaphane, a compound that has anti-inflammatory effects and has shown to be beneficial for heart health, gut health, blood sugar regulation, and cancer prevention.
Here is a quick run-down on why we love these Chocolate Sesame Squares so much and are confident that you will too. They tick all of these boxes:
Chocolate milk seems to get a free pass. Yes, it has added sugar, but it also has calcium, so many parents feel that the pros outweigh the cons. It’s an easy way to get kids to drink milk, and with all of the single serving options available, many parents buy it for lunch boxes or pick it up at cafes like Starbucks so their kids have something special to drink too.