Paleo diets are great for kids as well as adults. A paleo diet is one rich in lean proteins, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables. The ideal paleo diet is void of dairy, legumes, starches and processed foods and sugars. Only healthy fats are recommended.
Go Gluten Free—or Gluten Limited…
Gluten-free diets exclude gluten, a protein found in common grains, such as wheat, rye and barley. Gluten has been known to cause inflammation of the small intestine in people with celiac disease. You don’t need to have a celiac condition to benefit from a gluten-free way of life!
Exploring Breakfast Recipes is the Fun Part!
Our doctors recommend a paleo and gluten-free (or limited gluten) diet, limiting sugars, breads and grainsand minimal dairy. Clean eating is the best way to feed your kids’ growing bodies and increase their intake of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Here are three healthy breakfast ideas to get your inner chef going.
Paleo Egg Muffins
Whisk together eggs and a mix of your choice of chopped vegetables, like broccoli or asparagus, pour into a muffin tin and bake: 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. These mini protein-packed muffins allow your kids to cup them perfectly in their hands as they gobble away!
Apricot Power Bars
These gluten-free bars are a great quick-and-go breakfast. Mix 1 cup apricots, 2 cups pecans, 2 large eggs in a food processor, plus include a dash of vanilla; when mixture forms a ball, just flatten in a pan; pop them in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Your little early-morning risers will perk up to apricot power bars!
A lean beef patty, cooked until tender, topped with a sunny-side-up egg gives you protein perfection. Your little ones can enjoy this delicious burger without a bun—which makes this breakfast extra healthy and filling without being bogged down with grains!