Breakfast in a JarAlysson Toscana
After nearly two months eating cereal, bagels, and other breakfast treats that are not as healthy as they should be it’s time that the kids get a healthier start to their day. Plus with school starting, it was time to put a plan into action to make the most important meal of the day in advance, and most importantly good for the kids.
Kids are no strangers to freshly made smoothies, blended goodness is always a popular option, but when the kids and I are craving something really, really fresh yet filling – and FAST – in the mornings (or even after school), The Do it Ahead of Time, Breakfast in a Jar, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits have become the answer.
For the base mix together your favorite Creamy Greek yogurt with heart-healthy old fashioned oats, chia seeds, and a splash of milk. Put together with your favorite 100% Organic, Farm-Picked, Fruits and Berries like the ones sent in your custom box shipped free from farmpicked4u.com. Layer in a jar with the yogurt mix for a make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast or anytime snack. Make one, two, or 10 at a time – they keep for several days in the refrigerator!
These Do it Ahead of Time, Breakfast in a Jar, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits are basically layered overnight oats. The combo of yogurt and oats mixed together then left to sit overnight in the refrigerator is yummy and the kids will love. The oats become nice and chewy, then the juice from the berries create a sweet berry sauce that permeates every bite. You and the kids will love!
In addition to feeding your kids something delicious, it is our goal at FarmPicked4u.com to also give you the nutritious! To start, Yogurt has power-boosting protein and bone-building calcium. It can also help maintain a healthy weight and fend off a cold. Oats are a whole grain that is incredibly Nutritious. Whole Oats Are Rich in Antioxidants, including avenanthramides. Oats Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan. They can also lower cholesterol levels and protect LDL Cholesterol from damage.
Chia seeds are a “whole grain” food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. Bottom Line Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
When it comes to health, berries have a fabulous reputation. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins, that may help keep memory sharp, perfect for kids in school that needs to pay attention! Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties.
Strawberries are no exception to this rule; in addition to antioxidants, they have many other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to overall health. These include folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium. It is also extremely high in vitamin C!
All berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. Farm Picked For You have boxes designed just for kids. We even have a Brain Box that is loaded with nutrients to keep our mental functioning the best it should. Both boxes are perfect for kids to get a great start to the new school year. During our Summer of Health, you can even try your first box for free.