The brain is an important organ in the body that needs a lot of care, especially for kids who are still developing. Just as a car needs gas, “brain” engines also need fuel to run properly. Here are some great kid-approved foods that can help keep their minds stimulated, focused and healthy.
1. Eggs. Good morning nutrition! When prepared right, eggs can be an awesome choice to start the kids’ morning. Loaded with protein and nutrients, eggs are said to help kids concentrate in school and keep them full until lunch. Math is so much worse when you have to do it on an empty stomach.
2. Greens. Green means go. Veggies like kale and spinach are incredible super foods that can lower the risk of dementia later in life. They are also packed with antioxidants and vitamins to help brain cells grow. Spinach is great when mixed into kid-friendly foods like lasagna or omelets. Kale chips can be a great crunchy afternoon snack.
3. Oatmeal. This popular breakfast option can be really good for the brain. It is rich in protein and fiber, which helps keep arteries in your brain clear. It also can help improve focus and memory. If you add a sprinkle of cinnamon, not only does it give the oatmeal more flavor, but cinnamon also can protect brain cells.
Isabel Naturtuna is packed with Omega-3s which are really healthy for the mind. Incorporating tuna into a well-balanced diet will keep your kids focused this school year. For more ideas on healthy, kid-friendly foods, check out our Kids + Tuna board on Pinterest.