Tag: CF breakfast ideas

Mushrooms cooked in butter, rosemary & lemon

IMG_3911  This is a great one if you can get your child to eat mushrooms. They’re jam packed full of goodness.

In the absence of sunlight or supplements, eating mushrooms is a good way to up your vitamin D levels, and the only vegetarian food source of vitamin D. They are also a good source of B vitamins, which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and play a key role in the nervous system.

Simply cook in LOADS of butter and sprinkle a little rosemary on top, saute until soft and delicious.

A good squeeze of lemon is not only a nice flavour addition, it also breaks through the fatty taste which can sometimes be too much on a little palette.

(One thing we’ve noticed is that when we put too much butter or oil in a dish, kids get almost a ‘fatty taste fatigue’ from the taste of fat so we often try to break up the taste with something fresh).

Start the day with a kale smoothie

Kale is currently top of the pops when it comes to superfoods right now. Blueberries, quinoa and amaranth have been left by the wayside as health seekers bake, puree and blend their way to good health with the good green stuff. And with good reason.

Kale is a leafy green  vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but packs almost 3 grams of protein. One cup of cooked kale has over 1000% more vitamin C than a cup of cooked spinach and unlike spinach, kale’s oxalate content is very low which means that the calcium and iron in kale are highly absorbable in the human digestive system.

It’s a great nutrient dense way to start the day and an easy recipe to adapt for CF / non-CF calorie requirements. Continue reading “Start the day with a kale smoothie”