Your Kid Hates Milk? Try These 7 Equally Nutritious Alternatives!

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Are you a part of the parent clan who run behind their kids with a glass of milk? If yes, then you’re in luck! Milk being the major source of calcium, it is natural for you to fret when your children are outrightly refusing milk or have some kind of lactose intolerancy. But, worry not! As there are various options for the calcium alternatives to milk for toddlers. Let’s take a look at them –

Calcium Alternatives To Milk For Toddlers:

If your child does not like the taste of milk-

Disguise the taste of milk. Try adding it to oatmeal, drinking chocolate, etc. You can also add a couple of fruits and make a smoothie. Maybe, make a sandwich with cheese, thereby substituting a glass of milk with a slice of cheese.

calcium alternatives to milk for toddlers
No kid can refuse chocolate milk! | Image: File Image
In case your children are allergic to lactose – 

Sometimes your children might have allergies to any dairy product. In such cases, the calcium alternative lies in their food source. It is still possible to meet their daily requirement of calcium and vitamin D. A few examples of this are given below –

  • Serve calcium and vitamin D rich orange juice for breakfast every day
  • Feed them cereals fortified with calcium
  • Make a smoothie of kale and fruits
  • Dark leafy greens should be essentially included in dinner
  • You can also add sliced figs and almonds into the child’s cereal

Read more: Easy Ways To Create A Balanced Diet For Your Growing Kid!

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