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Mommy knows best, isn't it? Hear from the super moms themselves on how they feel Safe for Sure consuming milk packed in Tetra Pak cartons.

Let safe food be thy Mantra

Let Safe Food Be Thy Mantra

Food Safety: Make informed choices

Payal Priyadarshini

As parents, no matter who we are and where we come from, we all share one common aspect that is the tremendous love we have for our children and family. We will all agree that good health is our biggest wealth. As parents this is also our biggest priority. Milk is an integral part of our daily life and most of us face the challenge of ensuring proper intake of this liquid gold in children. This is where milk available in Tetra Pak cartons comes as a great relief. It retains its quality and taste for 3-6 months.

Few tips and tricks which I would like to share with all the mothers who are going through the same journey—

· I use milk instead of water – How? Whether oatmeal or porridge, I use milk from Tetra Pak cartons instead of water as it is both safe & nutrition laden due to the UHT treatment it has gone through. I add 9 essential nutrients including 8 grams of high-quality protein/cup to our bowl which I then top it up with fresh fruits, nuts and serve with a glass of UHT milk for a well-balanced meal (it’s quick as you don’t even need to boil UHT milk – just open and pour).

· We also drink our breakfast – To save time in the morning, sometimes I make smoothies. I simply combine all of the dry ingredients needed for a smoothie, blend it with milk or yogurt and then gulp it down. It serves for a wholesome breakfast.

· I add a carton of flavored milk or 100% juice in my kids’ lunch because if it's there, they are more likely to drink that instead of consuming harmful tuck from the school canteen. This option is definitely more nutritious.

· I carry healthy food only for picnics and road trips- The most hygienic and healthiest option is cartons of regular or flavored milk and juice, which easily fits in our picnic boxes. This helps me stay assured of what my kids will be having later. I bet they sip them all without offering to share with anyone! The best part is that the milk is easy to carry, no boiling required.

· Dinner- I always prefer the creaminess in soups and adding some milk for soup recipes. It also makes me feel good about giving the kids some extra calcium.

· Hunger on the go- As products packed in Tetra Pak cartons require no refrigeration, they come in handy when you’re travelling. I always pack a couple of them with me before starting any journey.