The most compact and affordable way to get vitamins is by taking supplements. For family with four members only, you can store your 12-week supply in a shoebox and may only cost you around $60. If you need to relocate, you will not have any problem transporting these supplements. Furthermore, they have a very long shelf life. And definitely, these days it is the best source of vitamins for kids. These days, juice, milk and boxed cereal are fortified and your kids can take vitamins in a pill form.
Vegetables and dried fruits are a quite costly source of vitamins when compared to supplements, but you can add them easily on your diet and they are compact. If you have the funds to purchase them in bulk and repackage them, they go a long way in stews and soups.
Definitely, canned veggies and fruits will add variety on your bare substance diet. But they are more costly and bulkier to store.
Some of the recommended nutritional bets in canned foods are as follows:
- Dried tomatoes (not the paste or sauce) are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and biotin. • Grapefruit, pineapple and orange juice or chunks are a good source of vitamin C.
- Dried yams and pumpkins contains vitamin A • Greens like collards, spinach and gumbo are good source of vitamin B complex, vitamin E, vitamin D and vitamin A.
Alternative Ways To Meet Your Vitamin Needs
If you are living in a small apartment, sprouting is a good alternative. You can do it using jars with cheesecloth or you can purchase specialized sprouters. Eating the sprouts raw is not recommended since there are some reports that it is harmful to your health. You can stir fry sprouts, or grind them up and make them into pancakes topped with your favorite syrup. By doing this, you will not have a hard time encouraging your kids to eat veggies. You can also just grind them and add them in your pancake mixture. Grown-ups often prefer crunchy sprouts in their pancakes.
One of the primary advantages of sprouting is that you can grow them indoors. If you don’t have bigger backyard or a balcony, you can always resort to container garden idea. With sprouting there is no need for you to worry about animals or passerby getting into the produce. An though the hassle factor may be higher, if it works, then you will get the actual veggies and fruit to eat instead of sprouts.