Omega 3’s. Canned salmon works mixed with reduced-fat mayo or non-fat plain yogurt, raisins, chopped celery, and carrots (plus a little Dijon mustard if your child likes the taste). Serve on whole-grain bread — which is also brain food.
Soup idea: Add canned salmon to creamy broccoli soup — plus frozen chopped broccoli for extra nutrition and soft texture. Boxed soups make this an easy meal, and are generally low in fat and calories, Giancoli says. Look for organic boxed soups in the health food section.
Make salmon patties — using 14 oz. canned salmon, 1 lb. frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained), 1/2 onion (finely chopped), 2 garlic cloves (pressed), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Combine ingredients. Mix well. Form into small balls. Heat olive oil in pan, and flatten spinach balls with spatula. Cook over medium heat. Serve over brown rice (instant or frozen).
2. Active children are healthy children
Start limiting the time spent in front of the television and get your child active. Spend some time learning your child. Find out what they enjoy doing and make it into a family affair. It might be martial arts, ballet, swimming, or cycling. This will pay off greatly later on in life.
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