Our main source of calcium is from the foods we eat, so needless to say, calcium is a critical part of a healthy diet. The Scramble knows that many families have issues with lactose intolerance so we create recipes that avoid dairy products (or call for alternatives) without sacrificing the nutrition.
Scramble recipes incorporate calcium into family’s meals in a variety of foods:
- Dairy Substitutes: Lactose reduced milk and flavored yogurts are just as calcium-packed as regular dairy with 300+ milligrams per 1 cup serving.
- Fortified Foods: Many cereals, orange juice, soy products (like tofu), and even breads are fortified with calcium.
- Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Collards, and Bok Choy all are rich not only in calcium, but also other essential vitamins.
- Certain Fish: Canned salmon and sardines, because of their soft, ingestible bones, are high in calcium.
- Beans and Nuts: Nuts, beans, black-eyed peas, and sesame seeds are just some examples of fantastic sources of calcium you can easily add to your diet and that are frequently incorporated into Scramble recipes.
The Scramble has absolutely changed my entire family’s eating habits and has allowed me to feel like a better mom! In the past 3 months that I have been a subscriber, my kids (ages 7, 5 and 18 mo.) have been more adventurous to trying new things (we had a contest at the beginning) and the “kid food” dinners are now at a minimum. Our grocery bills are actually lower and we waste less food since we only go to the store once a week now. Thank you so much for helping our family and making our dinners quick, easy, healthy and fun!
–Michelle L., Potomac, Maryland