Feed Your Child’s Brain With These Healthy Meals
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When raising children, one of the things you want to be aware of at all times is their mental development. As well as making sure your child is happy and healthy, you will also want to make sure they are eating foods that will stimulate cognitive development and help them to develop into strong and smart individuals.
If you are hoping to encourage your child to go to a great college preparatory school and get ahead in life, fueling them with healthy meals is a fabulous idea and brain food can make a big impact on your child.
Here are some healthy and nutritious meals you can feed your child to help feed their brains and help them develop this year.
Garlic prawn pasta
We all know that fish is a great food for the brain, and it contains not only lean protein for the development of bones and muscle but also contains omega 3 and 6 to promote brain function.
- 300g prawns
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp cajun spice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 200g papperdelle pasta
- 6 stalks tenderstem broccoli
- 100g cherry tomatoes
- 50g parmesan cheese
- 1 small bunch coriander
- Add some oil and butter into a pan, followed by minced garlic.
- Season your prawns with salt, pepper, and cajun spice and add into the pan. Cook through.
- Chop your tomatoes in half and add it into the pan.
- Cook pasta according to package instructions and add to the pan. Stir thoroughly and allow the sauce to coat the pasta.
- Steam your broccoli or pop it into the microwave for 90 seconds.
- Serve and top with coriander and parmesan cheese.
Blueberries and other berries are full of antioxidants as well as a group of compounds called anthocyanins. These have some great anti-inflammatory effects and can also help with concentrations and retention.
- 200g fresh blueberries
- 1 large egg
- 200g flour
- 300ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Syrup for serving
- Add all of your ingredients, except for blueberries, to a large jug and whisk until thoroughly combined. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Heat up a pan with a small amount of oil, and ladle some batter onto the pan. You can make large pancakes or smaller ones, it’s up to you.
- While the pancake starts to cook, drop some blueberries into the batter. Once bubbles form on the surface, flip over and cook for a further minute.
- Serve with some syrup, or add a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Broccoli base pizza
You may have already seen our chicken pizza crust, but this takes on a new idea and uses broccoli as the base. Broccoli is high in vitamin K and this vitamin is essential for the creation of brain cells.
- 1 head broccoli, grated
- 2 tbsp parmesan
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- 1 tbsp flour
- Make sure there is no liquid left in your grated broccoli, and then add to a bowl with the other ingredients.
- Mix to form a thick base, and then shape onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, and then top as normal.
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.
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