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Getting Protein Into Picky Eaters


adequate protein is an important part of a diet of ADHD. ADHD symptoms are aggravated by a diet rich in carbohydrates but getting children with ADD eating an adequate amount of protein and is sometimes difficult battle.

There are several strategies that I used in my house who helped me get my kids to eat protein find fun and satisfying. I thought it might be helpful to share some of these ideas with you.

My kids love foods that are fun to eat. I often roll the turkey or ham and tell them they are cigarette smoking and eating. They think it’s very funny to pretend to “smoke” cigarettes.

They also like toothpicks. I often cut pieces of chicken, cheese or meatballs and put toothpicks in them. I serve with barbecue sauce and jam, which use children as dips.

One of their favorite food is french toast squares. I make this using high fiber, whole grains, bread soaked in undiluted whole eggs with milk. I cut these up in what my kids call “squares” soaking and serve them with real maple syrup.

My children are not allergic to nuts so I use peanut butter in all sorts of creative ways. “Ants on a log” that are celery sticks filled with peanut butter and studded with raisins are a huge hit with me as are the apple slices served with a side of peanut butter.

Whole grains are a great source of phenylalanine, an essential amino acid that converts in the body of tyrosine. I make my kids sandwiches using whole grain bread and tortilla rollups do with a tortilla chips and fillings such as cream cheese and jam or peanut butter and jam. We also eat quesadillas whole grains or whole grain pizza at least once a week at home.

My children eat chicken drumsticks find a caveman like experience and they love ribs because the area offers the same “eat with your hands in satisfaction.

Further, Kid, snacks rich in proteins popular at my house include yogurt, nuts, beef jerky, power bars, and smoothies. I make smoothies with bananas which are also a great source of tyrosine. Remember, tyrosine is the amino acid that neurons use to make important neurotransmitters ADHD such as norepinephrine and dopamine.

A healthy, balanced diet ADHD, rich in unprocessed foods, and low in refined sugars will make a world of difference in managing the symptoms of children with ADD and ADHD. Even picky eaters will eat foods that are high in protein as they are tasty and fun to eat. I hope that if your ADHD children will not eat protein you’re going to try to serve some of the foods described above. He turned in my picky eaters, consumers happy and willing proteins.



Source by Tess Messer

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