Infants and toddlers experience rapid growth throughout the first few years of life, and eating enough protein is a vital contributor to making that growth possible.
Proteins provide our body with the building blocks it needs to grow. They also maintain and replace body tissue, such as muscles, bones, blood, and body organs.
It can be hard to get enough protein into kids, they naturally like carbohydrate foods like bread & pasta because they're easy to eat. Here are some yummy ideas that provide a balance of protein, healthy fats & complex carbohydrates.
Morning Tea -
Frittata muffin & cup of milk
Rice cakes with hummus, cheese & cucumber slices
Piece of fruit
Bliss Ball or dates stuffed with a nut or nut butter
Protein Savoury Muffins
1 small onion, diced
4 rashers of bacon, diced
½ cup of milk of choice
½ cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 handfuls of chopped spinach
1 small bunch of chopped parsley
1/3 cup grated cheese
1 teaspoon turmeric
Salt & Pepper
Pre heat oven to 180 deg.
In a skillet saute onion & bacon in olive oil until cooked.
In a large bowl whisk eggs & milk together.
Add flour & baking powder and mix through.
Add all other ingredients & mix well.
Grease a muffin tin with butter or olive oil.
Spoon mixture into muffin tins & bake for 25 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.