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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun Filled Omega 3 DHA Crepes



When your kids begin to tell you they need and want more Omega 3 in their diet you know it’s time as a mom to search for creative ways to incorporate Omega 3 into their diet. Yes that’s me the mom who was told by her 9 year old that he needed more Omega 3 in his diet for his heart and brain.

With a variety of eaters in our home I have discovered that my daughters crepe recipe is a perfect way to get extra Omega 3 into our diets.  Her crepe recipe calls for both eggs and milk and by using Horizon brand you will be including Omega 3 DHA in your crepes.  An your family can  even choose to fill their crepes with fillers that contain Omega 3 as well. (see list below).

Crepes are easier then you think to make and your entire family will enjoy filling and eating them while getting a good dose of Omega 3 DHA.

Savannah’s Crepes
5 eggs (Horizon brand with Omega 3 DHA)
1 2/3 cups milk (Horizon brand with Omega 3 DH)
2  ½ tablespoons butter, melted
1  ¼ cup all purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoons whit sugar
½ teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients in a blender.  Pour desired amount in a prepared stove top frying pan (prepared with melted butter) .  Allow batter to cover entire pan to create a large round crepe. Once fully cooked on one side flip it over to finish cooling opposite side.

Remove from pan fill center or crepe with assorted fillings and roll crepe style and enjoy.

Omega 3  crepe filling ideas:
Broccoli
Spinach
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Walnuts
Salmon
Tuna
Shrimp

Are you wondering what the BIG deal about Omega 3 DHA is? 

What is DHA?

Omega-3’s, also known as “good fats”, are a group of essential fatty acids. There are 3 types of omega-3’s: ALA, EPA and DHA. DHA is considered to be one of the most important of the Omega-3’s.  It is a major structural fat in the brain and eyes, accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in the retina.  Scientists agree that DHA consumed in the diet can become available to support brain, eye and heart health.

Why is DHA important for your kids?
While all Omega-3’s are important, research tells us that DHA may offer the greatest number of distinct health benefits. It has been widely studied for its impact on brain and visual functioning and its role in supporting heart health.

How much DHA is recommended?
·       DHA is found primarily in fatty fish, and many Americans, especially kids, don’t get enough of these foods to get the recommended amount of DHA in their diets.
·       160 mg of DHA a day is recommended by leading health authorities for the general population. However, the average American consumes only 60-80 mg per day.
·       Children often have even lower intake – children ages 1-6 years old were shown to have an average DHA intake of 20 mg/day.

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DHA belongs to a category of healthy fatty acids known as Omega-3's. DHA is a major structural fat in the body, and has been shown to support brain, heart and eye health. Not only is DHA found in foods like salmon and eggs, but it can also be found in Horizon® Organic Milk enhanced with DHA Omega-3. Learn more about Horizon’s commitment to healthy families at http://www.horizondairy.com/everyday-nutrition/dha-omega-3/

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon.  The opinions expressed by me do not necessarily reflect the view of the Horizon Organic brand.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

I like to add ground flax seed to soups and shakes. My kids also like the Omega 3 Gummy Bear Vitamins found at Costco and Target.

October 29, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I like to add ground flax seed to soups and shakes. My kids also like the Omega 3 Gummy bears found at Costco and Target.

October 29, 2011 at 12:02 AM  

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