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On average, children consume less than one of the recommended two to three servings of whole grain each day. Freekeh Foods is hoping to reverse that trend with its flavorful all-natural whole grain that contains the essential nutrients to growing boys and girls. Available in original, rosemary sage and tamari varieties and the perfect accompaniment to kid-friendly entrées such as chicken nuggets, kids will love the name and are sure to ask for seconds.
Whole grains form the base of the USDA Food Pyramid for kids with more servings of grains recommended per day than any other food type because of the numerous health benefits. Whole grains deliver B vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help kids build muscles, bones and important cognitive skills. Not only are whole grains heart healthy but they also support the development of the nervous system. The fiber and complex carbohydrates in whole grains will also promote satiety and can help kids maintain a healthy weight and aid in digestion.
Compared to other grains, “[freekeh] is higher in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and lower in glycemic index,” says Vandana R. Sheth, a registered dietician and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber per low-fat serving, parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are getting the nutrients they need to grow and develop. Plus, mom and dad can get closer to achieving their recommended 3-5 servings of whole grains a day.
In addition to delivering an abundance of the nutrients kids need to grow up big and strong, freekeh is all-natural and easy to cook in a wide array of delicious ways for today’s ultra-busy parents. Some of the recipes featured in the “30 Ways to Freekeh” cookbook include kid-friendly dishes such as Freekeh Meatballs with Ground Chicken, Vegetarian Tacos and a flavorful oatmeal alternative, Warm Breakfast Freekeh with Fruit.
Freekeh Foods’ all-natural, ancient grain freekeh is available for purchase at major retailers including Whole Foods and Wegmans as well as many other retailers throughout the United States starting at $3.99 per 8 oz. bag. For additional information and/or to purchase online, please visit www.Freekeh-Foods.com.
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