You’d like to think having kids has made you more honest. But it’s only increased your appreciation of the little white lie.
Especially if said lie comes packed with nutrients.
Open wide for AlternaVites Kids vitamins. The sweet, candylike powder pours right into your kiddo’s mouth and instantly melts away — think Pixy Stix without any sugar or preservatives. The formulation includes seventeen vitamins and minerals specifically chosen for growing bodies ages 4 and up.
There’s no doubt littles are attracted to the magic of strawberry bubble gum and raspberry cotton candy crystals dissolving on their tongues, but what we like most is that you can mix packets into smoothies and yogurt or sprinkle them on cereal and fruit for an extra health boost.
For parents who worry about allergies, AlternaVites are free of eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
And that’s the whole truth.
Available online at alternavites.com, $16.
Photo: Courtesy of AlternaVites
Meal Makeover Secrets
What: Liz Weiss, co-author of No Whine with Dinner, shares tips on getting finicky eaters to try new foods.
Why: Anything to get your veggie-phobe to ease his broccoli boycott.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Healthy Habits Kitchen, 36 Washington St., ste. 2, Wellesley. Register at 781-235-6325 or online at healthyhabitskitchen.com. Cost is $40.
James and the Giant Peach
What: Boston Children’s Theatre re-enacts Roald Dahl’s juicy story.
Why: Evil stepmothers have nothing on Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge.
When: Sat.-Mar. 25.
Where: Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St. Tickets at 617-424-6634 ext. 222 or online at bostontheatrescene.com. Adults and children, $25.
Family Art Cart
What: Puzzles and other activities engage young visitors (ages 4 and up) as they stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts galleries.
Why: Abstract expression still over her head? She’ll dig the easily recognizable critters in the Paper Zoo.
When: Thru June 30. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 465 Huntington Ave. (617-267-9300). Adults, $22; children, free.