August 3rd, 2017

The Joy of Cooking (1st Ed. Cover Ill.)

DIY Pedialyte and thank you, delphipsmith!

Sodium, potassium, and water—these are what one needs in an electrolyte solution during an illness or after heavy exercise. One could spend $4.99 on a liter of, say, Mixed Fruit Pedialyte (with all its artificial additives that make it taste like unnatural, fruit-like ass), or one could shake up the following ingredients in a bottle and take a glass of it without gagging or gouging one's wallet:

2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups orange juice (I use a no-pulp/low-acid orange juice)
1/4 teaspoon salt

MFP, 8 oz: 25 calories, 240 mg sodium, 180 mg potassium, 6.0 g carbohydrate, and 6.0 g sugars.
DIY, 8 oz: 42 calories, 152 mg sodium, 188 mg potassium, 9.7 g carbohydrate, and 7.8 g sugars.

MFP is approximately $1.25 per serving; the DIY version is about 14¢, yes, cents, per serving! How's that for simple and inexpensive?

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delphipsmith! The book arrived. Thank you so much! I'll let you know what I think of it once I've read it. :D