Itâ??s that time of the year again. When our precious children head back to school, good whole food nutrition throughout the entire year will give them the essential building blocks for the brain to function well and for the whole body to stay alert and alive.
It’s that time of the year again. When our precious children head back to school, good whole food nutrition throughout the entire year will give them the essential building blocks for the brain to function well and for the whole body to stay alert and alive.
A selection of the following recipes–muffins, breads and breakfast cereals–contain whole grains to supply the B vitamins your child needs for nerve and brain development and function. Similarly, nut spreads are excellent brain food; they are a great source of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Also included here are tried-and-true recipe ideas for incorporating fresh nutrient-rich fruits to win over even the most picky eater.
It’s important to give your child a nutritious breakfast to accompany him or her throughout the day. A good start in the morning is a bowl full of energizing home-cooked cereal followed by a warm muffin. If this is too much for one meal, the muffin can go into the lunch box as a tasty snack during recess.
A good way to ensure the lunch will be eaten–and enjoyed–is to discuss its contents with your child the day before. The lunch kit should contain a fresh fruit, a hearty sandwich and a surprise element such as a whole grain cookie. Add a bottle of spring water or a juice box to quench thirst.
After school, welcome your child home with a refreshing smoothie to give the little one a boost for the rest of the day. The natural yogurt in the delicious smoothie also supplies lactic acid, which helps for better digestion.