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Homemade Children Laxative Recipe: Apricot Prune Jam

This apricot prune jam recipe is an easy homemade laxative that adds fiber to your child’s diet.  The best way to relieve constipation in children is through a high fiber diet and exercise. Children need 19 -26 grams of fiber per day depending on their age:

Kids 1 to 3 years: 19 grams
Kids 4 to 8 years: 25 grams
Boys 9 to 13 years: 31 grams
Girls 9 to 13 years: 26 grams

Apricot Prune Jam Recipe

1 cup soften pitted prunes (or dates)
1 cup soften apricots
1/4 cup orange juice

Blend soaked prunes and apricots. Add orange juice until blended. To make it sweeter, use more prunes; tarter, use more apricots. This apricot prune jam recipe is great with a peanut butter sandwich, on breakfast toast, or with crackers.

For even more fiber contain, substitute prunes with dates.

Handy Tip

Add a little ground flaxseed while preparing the jam.  You kids won’t notice a difference in taste.  Adding ground (not seeds) flaxseed while preparing meals is a great way to sneek added fiber in your family’s diet.