One of the best Superfood for kids:
Oats, cereals & wholegrain bread
Packed with carbohydrates, whole grains provide essential glucose and energy to fuel the brain. They are also full of B-vitamins, which nourish a healthy nervous system. Numerous studies have shown that a breakfast filled with whole grains improves short-term memory and attention when compared with refined carbohydrates or no morning meal at all. Whole grains are found in oats, granary bread, rye, wild rice, quinoa and buckwheat. Wholegrain foods are also high in fiber, which regulates glucose supply into the body.
So why not try and start your child’s days with wholegrain cereals or oats? Wholegrain crackers with tasty toppings such as cheese, mashed avocado or banana are a great treat; hummus or a bean dip with wholegrain pitta is an easy and quick idea for lunchboxes, or swap rice or couscous for whole wheat couscous for dinner.
One of the healthy breakfasts we can serve our children is the Apple and Blueberry Bircher. It is easy to make and most kids will enjoy it.
- 200g porridge oats
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 500ml apple juice
- 4 apples, grated
- 200g blueberries
Mix the porridge oats with the cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the apple juice and grated apples, then gently fold in the blueberries Allow to stand for 5 mins before serving, or leave overnight and enjoy for breakfast the next day.