What makes this mix so special is it is one of the most nutritious things that you can sneak into your kids tummies. In fact this mix is so full of goodness that you can probably skip your kiddos multivitamin if you can sneak some of this in their snacks. Here are the components and their respective nutritional components so you can judge for yourself:
Wheat germ is the heart of the wheat berry and has a ton of nutrition is scant amount of product. It has fiber, folic acid, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc vitamin E and thiamin. It also has a mild flavor and is easy to hide in foods.
Chia seeds are native to South America. They pack more omega 3 fatty acids than any other plant source. For kids that are lactose intolerant or just adverse to dairy, chia seeds have 6 times more calcium than milk. They also are packed full of protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and manganese. They also contain a variety of amino acids, which your body uses to make proteins. Like wheat germ chia seeds are also mild in flavor.
Flax seeds have a nutty flavor, particularly if you buy roasted flax. They have tons of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, lignins, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, thiamin (among other B vitamins) manganese, calcium, iron and zinc.
So this one is purely for taste so that you can trick your kids taste buds. After all, who doesn't love cinnamon?
So go ahead and try this mix out so you can start your kids off on the right foot, without them even knowing it. For one spice jar, here's what you'll need:
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix together and store in the fridge to keep the seeds lasting longer. For long term storage, store in the freezer.