Every child will most certainly pick sweets and junk food rather than a nutritious meal. And that’s okay because, at such a young age, it’s natural for every child to crave sweets.
One could say that their taste buds care for sweet things alone at such a young age.
But, what if you could still get their sweetened tongue satisfied, and still be able to get them to have something nutritious simultaneously.
Oats is one of those breakfast meal that allows you to get all creative, without the fear of how much sugar your child is consuming.
You can serve Oats with Maple syrup instead of sugar, and also with milk and dried cranberries.
Oats is a meal rich in protein and calcium, dried cranberries do not only supplement the food but, also raises its nutritional value.
As cranberry is a superfood due to its high nutrient and antioxidant.
Research has also shown, that nutrients in cranberries lowers the risk of urinary tract infection, improves immune functions and so on.
Maple syrup is a good replacement for regular sugar, and it also contains essential minerals like calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium all necessary for child health. It also contains manganese, which is important for bone health, metabolism and nerve function.
Another way to serve Oats to your child is by replacing regular sugar with honey and bananas. You can choose to use milk or not.
Honey is a sweetener but more than that, it’s characterized by its antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The reason why it’s an immune booster.
Banana is also a sweetener rich in minerals and vitamins but it’s a main source of potassium.
As parents, ensuring your child gets all the valuable nutrients and minerals from his/her breakfast is important for his/her growth.