In the grand adventure of parenting, we’re all in pursuit of excellence, especially when dealing with the unique challenges of autism, PANDAS, and PANS. This edition is our spotlight on a game-changer – breakfast. Not just any breakfast, but the kind that’s like rocket fuel for our little ones.
Our mission? Unpacking a treasure trove of nourishing breakfast ideas specially crafted for our food-intolerant dynamos. What’s our secret sauce? High-quality animal-based foods sourced from pasture-raised wonders and organic all-stars.
So, no more suspense! Let’s embark on a journey where breakfast sets the stage for an extraordinary day.
Here’s to an autumn full of hearty breakfasts and even heartier children! 🍳🥞🧡
These breakfast options, rich in nutrients such as choline, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and protein, provide comprehensive support for children’s cognitive and overall health. By understanding the specific nutrients each option offers, you can tailor your child’s breakfast to their unique dietary needs, helping them thrive.
How to make it: Whisk pasture-raised eggs, cook them in ghee, tallow or coconut oil and serve with ripe avocado slices.
How to make it: Combine raw A2 milk or yoghurt (a source of protein and calcium) with fresh berries (rich in antioxidants) and a drizzle of raw honey.
Dairy alternative: Use coconut yoghurt instead. Brands like Coconut Collab or COCOS Organic are reasonable options. Try and avoid nut-based and soya-based yoghurts as they are high in anti-nutrients and oxalates.
4. Wild Croft Dairy Goat Cheese Omelette (see below for a dairy-free alternative):
How to make it: Create an omelette with pasture-raised eggs (rich in protein and choline) and add Wild Croft Dairy raw goat cheese (providing calcium and protein).
Dairy-free option: Almost all dairy-free cheese is highly processed. To replace the goodness lost from omitting cheese, sprinkle the contents of 3 capsules of the Bone and Marrow 100% pasture-raised from supplement Ancestral Supplements. Beat into the eggs before cooking. These supplements can take heat and still maintain its goodness, and you won’t see it or taste it in the omelette! Buy from here https://yourhealthbasket.co.uk/product/grass-fed-bone-and-marrow-180-capsules-ancestral-supplements/and use the code Brainstorm10 to get 10% off.
How to make it: Create a nutrient-packed omelette by whisking pasture-raised eggs and adding sautéed chopped lamb or ox. Cook this omelette in Hill Farm pasture-raised tallow for a flavourful and nutritious breakfast.
Alternative: If you find the idea of using liver a bit daunting, sprinkle three capsules of Beef Organ 100% pasture-raised from supplement Ancestral Supplements into the beaten eggs before cooking. The supplement can take heat and still maintain its goodness, and you won’t see it not taste it in the omelette! Buy from here https://yourhealthbasket.co.uk/product/grass-fed-desiccated-beef-organs-liver-heart-kidney-pancreas-spleen-180-capsules-ancestral-supplements/ and use the code Brainstorm10 to get 10% off.
How to make it: Blend raw A2 milk, ripe avocado, and frozen banana. For those with an extra sweet tooth, add a touch of raw honey.
Dairy Alternative: Use coconut milk free from gums and additives. There is almost no carton-based coconut milk that is free from all grains and additives. The closest one is the one by Plenish, which contains 6% rice milk. You can always make your own! Blend 2.5 cups of unsweetened desiccated coconut with 4 cups of nearly boiling water (careful!), and then squeeze the milk through a nut bag (cheap and easy to get online). You will be left with beautiful coconut milk to drink and coconut pulp to use in baking and curries.
How to make it: To whip up your pancake batter, combine three large eggs, ¼ cup of coconut flour, ½ tsp of sodium bicarbonate, and one small mashed banana. Pop them into a blender or food processor and give it a whirl. Afterwards, let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, allowing the coconut flour to work magic and thicken the batter. If it’s a tad too thick, just add a bit of water or coconut milk to get the right consistency. Cook your pancakes in your choice of ghee, butter, or grass-fed tallow, and serve them alongside some delicious Old Hall Farm pasture-raised bacon for a dose of protein and healthy fats.
How to make it: Sauté grass-fed liver (rich in iron and B vitamins) and onions in Hill Farm pasture-raised tallow. I love lamb liver. I grew up eating it regularly, so it reminds me of my childhood. It has a much less intense flavour than beef/ox liver and has a similar nutrient profile. YUM!
How to make it: Prepare devilled kidneys with lamb or beef kidneys, remove all sinew, and cook in ghee, tallow or coconut oil, adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce for added flavour. Serve alongside banana pancakes (see recipe above) or potatoes cooked in your favourite way. You can also include roasted tomatoes for extra colour and flavour.
How to make it: Create a Mediterranean-style scramble with pasture-raised eggs, raw Feta cheese and tomatoes.
Dairy Alternative: I don’t generally love dairy alternatives, and many of them are highly processed, but as a one-off you can replace feta cheese with the Violife Greek White. It still has more ingredients than I would like, but it’s a decent option that is soya and nut-free.
We understand the importance of sourcing high-quality ingredients for your child’s breakfast. Here are some farms that align with your commitment to pasture-raised and organic options:
Incorporating these nutritious breakfast ideas into your child’s daily routine can have a profound impact on their overall health and well-being. By focusing on high-quality animal-based foods sourced from pasture-raised animals and organic options, you provide them with the essential nutrients needed for improved focus, stable blood sugar levels, a balanced mood, and enhanced brain power. By supporting farms like Pipers Farm, Old Hall Farm, Hurdlebrook, Wild Croft Dairy, and Hill Farm, you ensure that the ingredients you use are of the highest quality. It’s a small change that can make a big difference in your child’s life.
Remember, every child is unique, and it’s essential to work with healthcare professionals to tailor these breakfast ideas to your child’s specific dietary needs. With the right nutrition and care, you’re empowering your child to reach their full potential.