Eat like an athlete at EVERY age

Athletic Healthy Kids Meals | The Graues

Are you an Athlete? Or, maybe one of your kids is an athlete or aspiring athlete? Perhaps one of the most important lessons we can show our young athletes is the importance of eating like an athlete.

Here we are the first week of summer in Illinois, and right away our son has basketball camp at 9am and baseball camp at 10:45am Monday through Thursday, two rec league baseball games and a 4 day competitive baseball team tournament.

And he will be shooting A LOT of hoops in our driveway. 🙂 #baller

Sound familiar to you?

Do you have one of these 9 year-old sports fans? Little man burns a lot of calories, and is really super fit, but it’s by DESIGN. We’ve made it a priority to introduce a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods, including Shakeology, into his diet. The younger we parents can start our kids consuming a wide variety of foods the HIGHER the likelihood it happens at all.

This morning it meant egg whites cooked in coconut oil,  piece of toast with a little butter, fresh pineapple, organic blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. And a half of his favorite Shakeology concoction…Chocolate Peanut Butter.

As parents it’s OUR responsibility to kick start our kids day with a nutrient-dense meal. It’s our responsibility to teach them why…and the best, more effective way we can do this is to SHOW them the way by being a Do as I Doer.

A simple way to start focusing more on nutrients at breakfast is to begin incorporating fresh fruit with EACH breakfast.

Maybe waffles, cereal, muffins, or NO breakfast is the current norm. So, tomorrow if they choose waffles, that’s fine. But they also get to pick their fruit to have with it.

This is the easiest way I know to transition to a nutrient filled breakfast. What do you find works for you?

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