Super Healthy Foods We Guarantee Your Kid will eat

Nutritious Foods for Kids

Working Parents are always faced with a dilemma to prepare foods which are healthy and nutritious for their kids. Though preparing healthy foods is pretty easy is quite a challenge to get your child to actually eat that nutritious food.  This makes mealtimes frustrating and leaves parents often wondering if their child is getting enough nutrients. If this is the case in your home, then read on because we’ve got super healthy foods that we guarantee even your pickiest child will eat.

Flaxseed

This nutty plant food is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are needed for optimal brain development. Flaxseed is sold whole and ground, but research suggests that ground is absorbed by the body better. Sprinkle grounded flaxseed onto cereal or into the batter of sweet treats like Apple Upside-Down Cake or Banana-Cinnamon Waffles. Little flaxseed in your child’s favourite muffin bread, or pancake recipe can add a healthy boost to your baked goods.

Sweet Potato

This spud is one of the most nutritious (and inexpensive) vegetables around. The Vitamin A in sweet potatoes keeps eyes healthy, and acts like an antioxidant in the body. Sweet potatoes are a favourite among kids because of their sweetness. You can use baked sweet potato as a side dish. Simply wash, pierce with a fork, and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. You can serve baked potato topped with cinnamon-sugar and vanilla yogurt.

Tofu

Tofu is the last dish you would think of serving your kid. But you don’t understand that Tofu is a great source of protein, B Vitamins, Calcium and Iron- all nutrients kids need for bone health and development. Tofu can be used as a creamy base in smoothies and desserts. 

Yogurt

Yogurt contains plenty of good bacteria, also known as probiotics that helps little stomachs stay happy and healthy. Sugary versions aimed at kids should be limited because these are often low in protein and good bacteria. Instead, mothers are advised to go for plain non-fat or low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt and dress them up with a spoonful of honey and sprinkling of fresh fruit. Look for the words “live and active cultures” on the carton to ensure that the yogurt has plenty of beneficial bacteria.  Don’t forget too that a cup of yogurt counts towards your child’s daily dairy servings. Most yogurts actually have more calcium than a cup of milk.


 

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