Nutritious Back-to-School Breakfast
(FeatureSource) Research has shown that children who don’t eat breakfast feel restless, irritable and tired. With kids heading back to school, it is more important than ever that they eat a balanced breakfast to help them focus and behave well. If your child is nervous about new courses, classmates and teachers, a special meal will ease jitters and honor the special day.
“Kids usually don’t equate nutritious with delicious,” says Janie Quinn, author of “Essential Eating: A Cookbook” (Azure Moon Publishing). “These recipes are specially designed to promote health and energy. Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean dieting.”
Quinn has designed a back-to-school breakfast that is balanced and tasty so kids won’t realize they are eating something that is good for them. The breakfast--which includes carbohydrates, fat, protein and sugar—is easy to digest, supports the body for peak performance and will stick with your child through a whole day of classes.
“Waffles made with sprouted spelt flour are digested like vegetables in the body,” Quinn says. “And Sunrise Smoothies offer kids loads of protein.”
1 large egg
2 2/3 cups buttermilk
1 1/3 cups sprouted spelt flour
1 1/3 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
Heat waffle iron. In a large bowl, beat egg until blended and stir in buttermilk. In another bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, soda, salt and sugar. Add flour mixture and melted butter to the buttermilk mixture. Stir until batter is evenly moistened. Cook according to waffle iron directions. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup. Serves four.
1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup pure cranberry juice
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or to taste)
In a blender, blend all ingredients until well combined. Pour shake into two glasses and serve with a fun straw.
Author: Kelsey Anderson
Article provided courtesy of Feature Source
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