Ginger is a root vegetable native to India and China - and has been known to boost the immune system naturally. It also aids digestion and contains anti-inflammatory agents.
Here are some great kid-friendly ways to incorporate a bit of ginger into your child's daily intake - Recipes for ginger that kids will enjoy
- Ginger tea: Roughly chop up a few teaspoons of fresh ginger root in 8 ounces of water and boil for five to 10 minutes, depending on how strong your child likes ginger flavor. Sweeten with honey.
- Smoothie: Blend a banana, tablespoon of almond butter, ice, soy milk, and a teaspoon chopped fresh ginger to create a nutritious yet milkshake-like smoothie.
- Homemade ginger ale: Toss fresh chopped ginger into the pot when making a simple syrup. Pour a small amount (around 1/8 cup) of ginger simple syrup in a cup, and top with sparkling water.
- Ginger garlic sauce: Whisk a few teaspoons of chopped garlic and ginger with soy sauce, orange juice, and honey to taste. In the last few minutes of cooking, add the sauce to stir-fried chicken, beef, or tofu. Cook until fragrant and heated through.
- Chai tea latte: Make ginger tea, then steep with a chai tea bag for a few minutes. Finish with cow, rice, or soy milk and honey.