Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Works-for-me-Wednesday: Gatorade Ice Chips

Last week I didn't participate in WFMW because I had the joy of participating in a violent stomach virus that has been making the rounds in our area. So fun. Not.

Here's what worked for me last week: Gatorade ice chips. Laurel was so sweet to remind me "sips not gulps," as it is SO important to replenish your fluids when you are dehydrated due to, well, you know. But there are times when even sips aren't feasible. It's moments like that when "ice chips, not sips" are best. And sports drinks are better at replacing electrolytes than water, as water tends to dilute the salts inside the body's cells. My sweet husband froze Gatorade (Or Powerade. Something blue. :) in zip-loc bags so it would freeze more quickly, and so it would be easy to make into little ice chips. Perfect! Oh, how it worked for me!


I've still got some in the freezer, praying no one else in this house will need them...

For more tips, visit Rocks In My Dryer. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and a Happy Valentine's Day!

9 comments:

Beth said...

Oooo...I LIKE that! I'll remember that the next time my little ones get sick! And, btw, you have a beautiful web design!

Heather said...

Thanks for the tip! I never thought of this! I'm freezing some right now because the stomach flu and Norwalk disease (the one that wipes out all of the cruise ships) are going around our area. I'll be happy to have this little deal on hand. Thanks for sharing!

Susanne said...

Great idea! Hope no one else has to use the leftover ones.

jipmeister said...

AWESOME IDEA!!!
I just hope I remember it ..... I also hope I don't NEED to remember it anytime soon!!
:)

Justice Fergie said...

LOVE this tip! And my husband is a Gatorade fanatic so we always have this on hand.

Your kids might like the Pedialyte posicles too!

PS
The quote from Proverbs that you posted on your other blog really hit home with me today...Thanks.

Deidre said...

Great tip...thanks!

eph2810 said...

That sounds like a great tip :) - I am so glad you are doing better.

Blessings on your evening and always...

Kelly said...

I love this idea!

Kathleen Marie said...

What a great idea! I think this tummy flu is simply everywhere! Thanks!