As we continue to recognize May as Osteoporosis Awareness Month, let us remember that taking preventive measures at an early age is a great way to protect against developing osteoporosis. Between racing to music lessons, waiting for baseball practice or hurrying to art class, kids are busier than ever and need to re-fuel after school. These recipes focus on kid-friendly foods that are high in calcium, which can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis. These recipes are great for kids of any age!
Try this great recipe for Beef Meatloaf with Mushrooms and Onions. It is bursting with flavor and if you rather not make a meatloaf using beef, try using your favorite ground meat to create your own personalized dish. If you like serving meatloaf with ketchup or some other sauce, you can draw fun designs or smiley faces on the meatloaf for the kids for a fun and flavorful meal!
For an after dinner sweet treat, take your pick of these calcium rich desserts. If you like fruit and yogurt, you’ll absolutely love the Fresh Fruit with Maple-Vanilla Yogurt Dip. It’s a wonderful mix of apples, pears, and grapes with a dip made of maple syrup and low-fat vanilla yogurt. This treat is very low in fat and a great source of calcium.
To help boost the amount of calcium your kids consume, transform plain, sugary popsicles into a low-calorie, flavor packed, healthy snack with this recipe for Raspberry Popsicle Parfaits. It has real raspberries and low-fat vanilla and raspberry yogurt to add flavor and calcium to each frozen treat! Each popsicle has 88mg of calcium and only 87 calories so you can feel good about making these for the kids or for yourself!
Published On: May 21, 2007