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How Flaxseed Can Supercharge Children’s Nutrition: Unlocking the Secrets of this Superfood

Flaxseed has gained quite a lot of attention as a nutritional superfood in the last few years. In this blog, we explore the countless benefits of flaxseed and discover why it deserves a place in your kitchen. At Kids & Company, we use flaxseed in many of our Kidco Kitchen baked good recipes!

So what is flaxseed? 

Flaxseed, also known as "Fiber Friends," are cute, little seeds that pack a big punch when it comes to health! Think of them as the tiny superheroes of the seed world, working their magic to keep your child healthy and happy. 

Benefits of Eating Flax: 

  • Brain Boosters: Did you know that flaxseeds are jam-packed with omega-3 fatty acids? They are like rocket fuel for your child’s brain, so munching on some flax will keep theirmind sharp (and yours!)
  • Superhero Strength: Imagine flaxseeds as your very own PT/coach, training your bones and muscles! They're full of calcium and protein, which are the building blocks for a strong and powerful body. - and helping the Kidco Kitchen with our mission to help children build healthy bodies and minds!
  • Gut Protector: Think of flaxseeds as the brave knights defending your belly kingdom! With their special fiber powers, they keep your child’s digestion running smoothly, so they can finish their food without any tummy troubles!
  • Energy Elves: Do you ever feel like you need a little extra pep in your step? Flaxseeds are like magical energy elves, giving you and your children a boost to play, run, and conquer the playground! Say goodbye to feeling tired and hello to unstoppable fun!
  • Happy Helpers: Flaxseeds aren't just good for your body, they're good for your mood too! With their secret powers of feel-good nutrients, they're like little adding happiness sprinkles for everyone’s day. 
  • Snacktime Superstars: Who says healthy snacks have to be boring? Flaxseeds are the ultimate snacktime sidekick! Sprinkle them on your children’s cereal or incorporate them into your child’s favorite muffins. We’ve made a special recipe just for our children below! 

At Kids & Company, we believe in building healthy bodies and healthy minds. As a part of our initiatives we have created an environment to reduce allergen exposure by switching eggs to flax eggs, so that children can also get the benefits of flax. 


Flax Recipe: Stunning Strawberry Muffin

Serves: 16 portions

Recipe Time: 50 Minutes

What you need: 

  • 1 ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Flax Flour
  • 6 Tbsp Water
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup Strawberries
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Veggie Oil
  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract

What to do:

  1. Make sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Mix the flax flour and water in a small bowl, let it sit for at least 15 min.
  4. Puree 1 cup of strawberries and chop the remaining strawberries and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the strawberry puree, veggie oil, flax mixture and vanilla.
  7. Stir the oil mixture into the flour mixture just until moist.
  8. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  9. Spoon mixture into a lined muffin tin.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  11. Cool pan for 10 minutes.

So there you have it, flaxseeds aren't just any old seeds, they're the coolest, most awesome buddies your child’s body could ask for! So why not give them a try and see how they can join your child’s nutrition party!

About the Kidco Kitchen:

Kids & Company provides healthy and nutritious meals and snack to the children at the majority of our locations, prepared by our very own Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh, from-scratch philosophy, building children with healthy bodies and minds. You can find all of our Kidco Kitchen recipes here

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