With school starting back I know you want to make sure your kids get all the nutrition they need to keep them alert throughout the day.
My kids bring their lunches so we go through a lot of food in the house. Every once in a while they are allowed to buy their lunch, but 95% of the time they bring it.
We all want our kids to be attentive and alert, especially in the afternoon.
And parents, these foods can also give your brain a boost while at work, you know when you’re feeling not so awake those few hours after lunch – you know what I’m talking about.
The best thing is you may find you already eat some of these foods. Check out the list below to see your favorites or discover new ones!
1. Whole grain foods
7. Sunflower seeds
8. Pumpkin seeds
13. Red cabbage
16. Dark chocolate
19. Cottage cheese
21. Extra lean beef
22. Wild salmon
23. Romaine lettuce
24. Dry beans
What’s your kids favorite brain power food?
Dr Darla Nofziger, ND says
Hi Serena… Great advice for sending in lunch – But we used to have to fight the school because I made the mistake of telling them my daughter needed to eat Gluten & Casein Free. They wanted a doctors note. Of course I could have sent in pop-tarts & cola everyday & they would have had zero problem with that I’m sure! I have a daughter with Autism so dietary intervention & brain boosting foods is so important in my house! One note here though on the eggs… Ones with runny yolks are even better. But many kids won’t eat them like that. Thanks for the excellent list!