Organic and Green Meals for Kids Series: Part One – Breakfast

By Brooke Drake, September 15, 2015, Recipes

Organic and Green Meals for Kids Series: Part One - BreakfastAs the new school year begins, we all want to ensure our kids eat the right foods to fuel their brains and body for optimal learning and activities. But between a supermarket packed with sugar, preservatives, and artificial components and our busy lives that stress flash over substance, it’s easy to forget to feed our kids good stuff. Throughout our “Organic and Green Meals for Kids” series, we’ll introduce you to recipes, foods, and ideas that will please even the pickiest eaters in your family.

“They” say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s especially important for kids. A healthy breakfast is known to boost brain power and energy, which is a great way to start the day. However, when it comes to breakfast options, most breakfast foods out on the market are full of ingredients that can actually slow the brain down and make kids tired. Rather than opting for an unhealthy breakfast option, check out these four great organic options.

1) Organic Fruit & Flaxseed Smoothie

Organic and Green Meals for Kids Series: Part One - BreakfastA smoothie is an easy yet healthy way to get kids’ mornings started off right. Blend organic fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and blueberries with organic almond milk and about two tablespoons of organic ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseed is virtually tasteless to kids, but it gives them a high dose of Omega-3. For an extra boost of vitamins, add some spinach to the mix. The kids won’t even know it’s in there, and they absorb the benefits of rich antioxidants and good source of vitamins, iron, calcium and potassium.

2) Berry-Yogurt Muesli Parfait

This sweet and healthy breakfast option is great, as it provides some crunch of the granola mixed with fruit and yogurt. It’s incredibly easy to make, which is perfect for those busy mornings. Scoop some organic yogurt (or Greek yogurt for more protein) in the bottom of a cup. Then layer organic berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or bananas, and then top with organic granola, flaxseed meal, and a little bit of honey for a pop of sweet.

3) Breakfast Burrito

It’s a protein packed breakfast that is easy to make and can be taken on-the-go. All you need are organic tortillas, organic eggs, and shredded organic cheese. Depending on the child, you can add some organic vegetables like bell peppers and onions or all-natural meat like turkey sausage. Top with salsa for a bit of a kick for your braver kids.

Organic and Green Meals for Kids Series: Part One - Breakfast4) Organic Banana Bread

There always seems to be a few brown, overripe bananas left in the bowl at the end of the week. Rather than throwing them out, next time use them in this healthier version banana bread recipe. Bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals, and when used with a healthier banana bread recipe, it can make a great healthy breakfast option. Not to mention, banana bread is incredibly efficient since a loaf can be made on Sunday and last for most of the week.

Do you have any great recipes for organic breakfast ideas for your kids? Please share them with us in the comments!

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