Children are usually brimming with lots of natural energy but sometimes they may benefit from an extra boost, perhaps at the end of a busy week or when they are recovering from a bug. We have chosen recipes that contain the key nutrients for energy, such as B vitamins (found in oats, eggs and wholegrains), iron and good quality protein.
Good quality protein – lean meat, eggs, pulses (red, green, yellow and brown lentils, beans, chickpeas, green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, runner beans), nuts and seeds, leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, watercress).
Brown rice, oats, peanuts, avocados, figs, dates, apricots, blackstrap molasses (available in health food shops).
Refined sugar foods such as sugary drinks, cakes, biscuits, muffins, chocolate and sweets.
See recipes below: