22 Mar Banana Bread Buckwheat
It can be easy to fall in to a food rut when feeding our kiddos, and ourselves for that matter! We’re all strapped for time and sometimes our kids just won’t eat the food that we put in front of them! Regardless, it is extremely important to make sure we are trying to get a wide variety of nutritious foods into their little growing bodies! While it can seem like an accomplishment to get a nice hot bowl of oatmeal (as opposed to a sugar-loaded cereal) into our kids, the fact of the matter is they still need the vitamins and minerals found abundantly in vegetables and fruits! Greens such as kale, chard and spinach are one of the most nutrient rich foods we can give our kids! Loaded with vitamins A, C, K and folate in addition to plenty of iron, calcium and fiber- we just can’t give our kids enough of this awesome vegetable! Rather than try to get my daughter to eat a nice side salad with her breakfast, I simply hide her greens in other foods! Banana Bread Buckwheat is one of her favorite morning meals and is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, omegas (from the walnuts) and fiber and is a great alternative to oatmeal in the morning. Buckwheat (despite its confusing name!) is gluten free and is technically Paleo as buckwheat is actually a fruit seed, not a grain.
- 1/4 cup buckwheat
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 banana, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, crushed or run through food processor
- handful of greens, pureed (I just run these through food processor with the walnuts)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine buckwheat and water in small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer about 5-8 minutes stirring frequently
- Run greens and walnuts through food processor or finely chop by hand
- Chop banana
- When buckwheat is cooked, stir in greens, walnuts, banana and cinnamon and enjoy!