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10 foods all kids should eat!

Keep your kiddos brains and bodies in top shape with good nutrition!

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1. Eggs.  Eggs are filled with protein and vitamin D.  Eating protein for breakfast is proven to help kiddos feel fuller longer.

 

2. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich whole grain that takes a while to digest.  It will keep their energy levels high.

 

 3. Fruit. Almost all fruit is good in some way for your kiddos. It’s full of essential vitamins and minerals and is provides a great source of natural fiber to keep kiddos regular.  Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries and strawberries are kiddo favorites!

 

 4. Nuts.Nuts provide healthy fats that help kiddos grow and develop.  Good fat also provides an energy burst that will get them throught the morning or afternoon slump.

 

5. Milk.Protein and calcium are essential for a healthy, high functioning brain and body.  Calcium also keeps bones and teeth strong!

 

6. Tomatoes.  Tomatoes are good for you because they are filled with lycopene.  Cooking them and pairing them with a good fat like Olive Oil helps your body

Breakfast Ideas

Wake-up your kiddos breakfast with these healthy and fast ideas.

 

1) Cereal Sundae! Start with a high-fiber cereal and mix it with your choice of milk (regular, or soy/almond flavored) or yogurt (this makes portable!) Let your kiddos add fresh or dried fruit such as blueberries, raspberries or bananas. Chopped nuts can also add a healthy punch of protein to keep your kiddos going throughout the day!

 

2) Quick and easy! Stock your fridge with drinkable yogurts or low-sugar go-gurts, pre-sliced cheese and fresh fruit. Stock your pantry with healthy granola bars, and pre-portioned nuts. One of my kiddos favorite breakfasts is apple slices, a cheese slice and a hand full of almonds. I can prep this balanced breakfast the night before and grab it on the way out the door for car-pool!

 

3) A.M. Pizza or PB&J. Mix up breakfast with these lunch staples! Toast a slice of bread, spread ricotta or cottage cheese on top and add sliced grape tomatoes to the top. Sprinkle your breakfast pizza with salt & pepper. For the PB & J toast a whole-wheat waffle, lightly spread with peanut butter and sprinkle with raisins.

 

~ Mary Susan