Soothing Tummies: The BRAT Diet
The tummy bug visited our house this week. So far, three down (two kids + hubby), one potential sick kid (plus mom!) to go. I’m doing everything I can, from wiping down every surface with Lysol to washing every towel–twice–to keep the rest of us healthy and to get everyone back to normal, soon.
Gone are the planned dinners for the week, and in their place, we’ve been keeping it bland. That’s where the BRAT diet comes in. No, this isn’t some Atkins-esque diet regimen, and it doesn’t have anything to do with unruly toddlers, the BRAT approach is all about keeping foods plain and simple–and your tummy woozy-free.
BRAT stands for bananas, rice, apples and toast. And that’s what we’ve been eating. Personally, I’ve always considered bananas a wonder-fruit anyway so I’m not letting my supply run low this week. Maybe the saying should be, “A banana a day keeps the doctor way.”
I’m just hoping that a banana a day can keep the tummy bug away–or at least get it to pass through our house quickly…
Anyone else have special remedies for soothing tummies?