Combining foods for optimal nutrition is a skill that gets better with practice. Meals that are the perfect combination of carbs, protein, vitamins and minerals and healthy fats keep kids full and fueled. This post will give you some ingredient combination ideas to make your kids a healthy and filling breakfast…
Nutritious Breakfast Combos For Kids
Smoothies are a quick and easy way to pack in a lot of nutrition. The combination of dairy, or dairy alternative, plus fruits, veggies, and nuts make this food a healthy and satisfying breakfast.
Green smoothies are an easy sell when they taste like a tropical vacation.
Whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds give these maple syrup-sweetened blueberry muffins a delicious, nutty flavor. Compared to a traditional version of the recipe, they have four times the dietary fiber and substitute healthful monounsaturated fat (canola oil) for saturated fat (butter).
Blueberries add powerful antioxidants to this recipes. Flaxseeds provide the healthy fat. The whole-wheat flour will give your child’s brain the carbs it needs to learn and grow.
Bananas are high in potassium and other key nutrients. Almond butter and eggs provide your protein and fat while honey adds a hint of sweetness in this easy 3-4 ingredient recipe.
All you need to do for this delightful breakfast is scramble an egg with some mixed veggies such as colorful peppers. Sprinkle on some cheese and then wrap in a whole grain tortilla. Again you have the eggs for fat and protein, the veggies for antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, plus the tortilla for a healthy dose of carbs. Are you seeing the pattern?
This recipe uses flaxseed for a healthy fat addition, nuts for protein and dried cranberries for your antioxidant/vitamin factor.
Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for both the brain development and heart health of your child. Serve in a bowl with milk, as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal, as a snack by itself.
What are you child’s favorite, nutritious breakfast combinations?