Low GI Breakfast recipes for kids
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the blood glucose-raising potential of the carbohydrate content of a food compared to a reference food (pure glucose). Carbohydrate-containing foods can be classified as high- (≥70), moderate- (56-69), or low-GI (≤55) relative to pure glucose (GI=100). Lower the GI the better.
The glycemic index of most foods can be found at the University of Sydney website
6 PRACTICAL WAYS TO START A LOW GLYCEMIC EATING PLAN FOR KIDS
• Choose more whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and organic grains
• Limit highly processed grains such as snack chips, cereal bars, white flour breads and crackers
• Include a lean protein source at each meal or snack: dairy, beans, poultry, fish, lean meat or nuts
• Eliminate all sugar-sweetened drinks
• Limit 100% fresh juice to no more than 100-150 ml per day
• Limit foods with added sugars, such as desserts and sugary cereal. Instead of dessert, offer fruit.
Once the concept of low GI (≤55) is clear it is easy to combine the right ingredients for any meal. Despite breakfast recipes are easy to get from many websites I list some of them in this page for the readers convenience.
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