Guest Blogger: Nutrition Nanny, Christina Marie








Are your kids hyper in the morning and then crash hard
by mid morning? These two super healthy nutritious breakfast recipes are sure
to give your tot the boost they need before school.  Organic fresh ingredients +
Easy Recipes = Happy, healthy and strong tots…happy tots = happy parents and
nannies! 

Mini Frittatas for Tots 

Ingredients

Nonstick
vegetable oil cooking spray
2 large organic
eggs
6 organic
liquid egg whites
Splash of organic
milk
1/2 teaspoon
freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon
salt
2 cup of
chopped organic spinach
1 yellow
onion diced finely
1/2 cup
freshly grated Parmesan
3 diced
garlic cloves
1 tablespoon
of olive oil


























Directions
In a medium size
pan heat oil and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. On medium heat add
spinach, salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl
whisk eggs/egg whites and milk until frothy. Grease mini muffin tin and pour a
little of the veggie mix and cheese in each tin. Pour egg mixture over veggie
and cheese until each tin is almost full. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or
until browned on top. 
Health
Scoop
Eggs are an inexpensive protein that have large
amounts of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Research proves that
incorporating eggs into your child’s diet can improve their brain
concentration, help with behavioral issues, raise test scores and improve math
and reading skills. Additionally, eggs are great for a child’s eyesight, bones,
hair and skin. 

(I highly recommend spending the extra buck on organic dairy
products. Non-organic dairy products could contain hormones which, could be
dangerous for your child)
Healthy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Ingredients
3 egg whites
2 teaspoons of
ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon
of pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of
organic sugar
2 tablespoons
of plain organic Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of old
fashion oats (ground)
2 teaspoons of
organic dark chocolate chip



































Directions

Pour the old
fashion oats in a food processor (or high power blender) and pulse until oats
are ground down. In a medium size bowl mix all other ingredients and then add
ground oats and mix until combined.

Spray a
non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray and spoon batter into pan. Keep an
eye on batter and flip when one side is golden brown. When both sides are
cooked you can top the pancake with fresh fruit or organic syrup.
Health
Scoop
Ground
Flaxseed 
– an antioxidant, contains Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon and
is a great source of fiber
Old
Fashion Oats 
– a great source of fiber and very good for heart health
Greek
Yogurt –
 a great source of protein and tasty too!

Christina Marie, has been a career nanny for the last three years and previously wrote articles for the Arizona Daily Star and the University of Arizona’s student run website Borderbeat.net. She comes from a culinary family of restaurant entrepreneurs and master chefs and cooking has always been an important aspect of her life. During her college years at the University of Arizona, she realized pizza was not going to be her go to meal, considering, her pallet was attuned to fine foods. Keeping in mind that college students are on a budget she got creative in the kitchen and experimented and re-created healthy versions of fare she grew up eating. Since becoming a nanny she realizes the importance of kids eating healthy meals and snacks. She prides herself on balancing nutrient enriched foods that are tasty and healthy for kids and are not time consuming to create. Ms. Marie holds a Bachelors Degree in journalism and is currently working on a children’s book about a sassy little girls adventures and mishaps. Please stay tuned to see her weekly contributions on healthy tot eats on this blog.