I have been compensated by PediaSure for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
Let’s keep it real: my son is a picky eater. He has dealt with enlarged tonsils for the majority of his life, making some food difficult to swallow. Because of this, we are having to re-introduce some foods he never got used to eating, and I need a way for him to get in extra protein, vitamins and minerals until his food preference changes.
My 6 year old loves tomatoes, potatoes and squash, but steers away from the majority of other vegetables and some meats, too. I need help filling gaps for a healthy diet, since he sits in the lower 5% of the growth chart. When I came across PediaSure SideKicks, I knew this was the product we had been looking for.
PediaSure SideKicks have 25 essential vitamins and minerals for kids who are growing fine but missing key nutrients. My son loves the fact that they are available in three kid–approved flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, and come in reclosable bottles!
The SideKicks are perfect for kids on the go, and ready to be packed in lunch boxes or as a great afternoon shake!
We even used the Vanilla PediaSure SideKicks shake in recipes, replacing the milk where needed. It was great in pancakes and macaroni & cheese, so we decided to try PediaSure in mashed potatoes!
I let my son help peel the potatoes, then I boiled them with a little salt. When they were done, I drained them and let my son help whip them, adding PediaSure gradually. (See recipe below.)
Save on PediaSure SideKicks
Right now, when you buy two 6-packs of PediaSure SideKicks in a bundle at Walmart, you save $3.00! I ordered two different flavors to switch things up! We have come to love the Vanilla and Chocolate flavors!
Kicked Up Mashed Potatoes
- 4 medium potatoes
- boiling water
- 8 fl oz bottle/1 cup PediaSure® Grow and Gain Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Boil potatoes until cooked. Drain. Mash potatoes, adding PediaSure SideKicks gradually, while whipping. Add salt and stir. Serve.
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