Revitalise Kids' Diets with a Sneaky Nutrient Boost - Britt's Superfoods

Revitalise Kids' Diets with a Sneaky Nutrient Boost

Parenting can be challenging, especially when it comes to encouraging your children to embrace nutritious foods like greens. However, there are creative strategies to discreetly introduce vital nutrients into your child's diet. One potent ally in this endeavour is wheatgrass juice

Why Nutrient Sneaking Is Vital: Kids can often be finicky eaters, showing reluctance towards anything green or healthy. Yet, these nutrients are pivotal for their growth and development. Sneaking these nutrients into their diet ensures they receive the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all without the usual mealtime battles.

The Wheatgrass Juice Advantage: Before we delve into some delightful smoothie recipes, let's extol the virtues of wheatgrass juice. It's a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins such as B5, B12, E, and A. Wheatgrass juice can enhance your child's physical and mental well-being, boost energy levels, and bolster their immune system. It's a valuable addition to your arsenal of nutrient-rich foods.

Delicious Nutrient-Packed Smoothies:

1. Berry Blast Smoothie: Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 sachet of Britt’s Superfoods wheatgrass juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Honey (optional for sweetness)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve.

Tropical Delight Smoothie: Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 sachet of Britt’s Superfoods wheatgrass juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until you have a creamy tropical smoothie.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve.

Incorporate Nutrients into Main Courses:

Healthy Meatballs: These baked meatballs are not only flavourful and moist but also packed with nutrition, thanks to sneaky ingredients like carrots, zucchini, parsley, and chives. Even the most discerning eaters will savour them!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded zucchini 
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup 
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a cooking rack for easy cleanup.
  2. In a large bowl, mix breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, parsley, chives, carrot, zucchini, beaten egg, and ketchup.
  3. Add ground beef, then sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder evenly over it. Mix gently without overworking.
  4. Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place them on the sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through (internal temp should be 160°F).

Nutrient-Enhanced Muffins : Muffins offer an easy way to sneak in extra fruits and veggies, with an emphasis on minimising added sugars.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup steamed broccoli florets
  • 1 small shredded zucchini
  • 1 1/2 medium shredded carrot
  • 1/2 medium apple
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix flours, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl, combine sugar, softened butter, eggs, vanilla, and Greek yogurt. Beat well.
  4. Steam broccoli until tender. Shred zucchini and squeeze to remove excess moisture. Shred carrots.
  5. In a food processor, blend steamed broccoli, shredded zucchini, carrots, apple, banana, and applesauce until a thick puree forms.
  6. Combine the fruit and veggie puree with wet ingredients and mix.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  8. Use cooking spray or silicone muffin cups to prepare a muffin pan. Fill each cup about 3/4 full with the mixture.

Dips:

1. Garlicky Kale and Spinach Dip: Create a healthier alternative to traditional dips by incorporating greens like kale and spinach.

  • Boil kale and spinach briefly, then cool in an ice bath.
  • Puree with garlic, pine nuts, vinegar, and olive oil for a nutritious dip.

2. Bananas with Creamy Peanut Butter Dip: This simple dip adds novelty and nutrition to basic banana slices.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 ripe banana (cut into thick slices)

Instructions:

  1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter in a small bowl.
  2. Serve with banana slices for dipping.

These creative recipes and strategies will help ensure your kids receive essential nutrients while enjoying their meals without resistance. To add superfood juices to your child's diet, visit our shop here today.

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