Adolescents are at the stage of greatest growth in life. Therefore, a healthy diet will allow them to achieve an adequate weight, have a good school performance and avoid the development of diseases. So it is essential that at home you facilitate the consumption of healthy foods, preparations and snacks, avoiding junk food. So here are a couple of recipes that are excellent for young people.
Peach and mango smoothie
A drink full of nutrients that helps to have the energy needed to perform tasks throughout the day.
To make it, blend 250 g of natural nonfat yogurt, 1 cup of nonfat milk, 1 peach cut into pieces, 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence and 1 cup of fresh mango in pieces until homogenized. Serve and enjoy.
This recipe is packed with vegetables which makes it incredibly flavorful and great for the teenager.
Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Cut 500 g boneless, skinless chicken thighs into chunks. Dice 1 red bell bell pepper, 1 yellow bell bell pepper, 1 orange bell bell pepper and 1 medium onion. In a bowl, mix the chicken, vegetables, 1 teaspoon cumin, black pepper, salt and olive oil. Then pour into a pan and bake for 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Serve with tortillas, sour cream and chopped cilantro.
This is certainly a different way to eat rice, but it is still packed with nutrients.
Cook 2 cups of brown rice according to package directions. Set aside. For the dressing: whisk together ½ cup cilantro, 1 clove garlic, the juice of 2 limes, ¼ cup olive oil and salt until smooth. Pour the dressing, 1 finely chopped red bell bell pepper, 350 g cooked and drained black beans, 1 finely chopped red onion, 150 g cooked corn kernels and the brown rice into a bowl and mix until completely combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the flavors blend. After this time, take out and enjoy.
These recipes are extremely easy to make and full of flavor, so teenagers will not be able to resist trying them. In addition, with all this you can give yourself ideas so you can prepare them for your children and keep them eating healthy and growing up healthy.