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Friday, January 15, 2010

IDEA #12 How to get more protein in your kids

Do you sometimes kid live on carbs?
Did you know that often times Protein deficiencies usually lead to the craving of sweets.

So here is IDEA #12

 How to get more protein in to your kids diet, just bake or mix with a little Protein Powder!

To pump up the protein in standard baking recipes without sacrificing taste, replace 25% of the flour with protein powder.  Simply mix it in with the dry ingredients and follow the recipe the same way.

Don't forget the good ole smoothie.  Kids love them and they are a great way to get in some fruits for the day and more protein!

Here is a yummy smoothie recipe...
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chucks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Place all ingrediants in your blender and process until smooth.
*You can also add flax seed oil to give it even a little more goodness

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