In my opinion a lack of first class protein at breakfast time, too many fizzy drinks and sugary snacks during the day and not having a wholesome snack every three hours that can cause the sugar highs and lows in children today. As a result children find it hard to sit still and concentrate.
It is very easy to make nutritious, low sugar snacks that your children enjoy.
Biscuits made out of peanut butter and wheatgerm, take about five minutes to make and 20 minutes to cook in a preheated oven. Wheatgerm is a first class protein which contains zinc to help your children concentrate.
I find the supermarkets’ organic, no added sugar, smooth peanut butter make the best biscuits. The crunchy organic tastes too salty, even though the smooth and crunchy butters say that they have exactly the same amount of salt in them. I find the other makes of organic smooth, roasted whole peanut butter make the biscuits too bitter. The supermarkets’ ordinary peanut butter contain added sugar, so I do not use it. Here is the recipe and have fun baking them:
Peanut butter biscuits
Mix the above thoroughly in a bowl with a metal spoon until all the wheatgerm is absorbed.
Place the mixture on the left side of a piece of baking parchment 50cm by 40cm. Fold the right half over the left and press down firmly, until the mixture is flat and stuck together.
Cut the flattened mixture into squares 5cm by 5cm and place in a preheated oven (fan 150) for twenty minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Place the biscuits in an airtight plastic container to store and consume within a week.
Izzy Harrap qualified and started working as a dyslexia therapist in 1994. She is also qualified as an autogenic therapist, an NLP practitioner and has been trained in the visual and auditory perceptual fields as well as well as being an EFT Master Practitioner.
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