SUPERFOOD FOR KIDS | FOOD AND VEGETABLES

SUPERFOOD FOR KIDS | FOOD AND VEGETABLES

Eating fruits and vegetables is already a struggle for some adults, but for some kids it is almost impossible to even make them have a second bite. Even finding the right kind of food that would help them be healthy is also a challenge.

And that is exactly what we are going to discuss today. What are the different kinds of superfood that you can give your child that would give him all the vitamins, minerals and healthy fats his needs. And we’ve also added some simple yet delicious kid-friendly cooking tips you can do that would make your child say yes in eating his fruits and veggies.

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 Avocados

Avocados are the perfect source of “good” fats that you can give to your children.  This superfood also contains fiber that would help their digestion, preventing constipation. Avocados can also be fed to toddlers who are just starting out when eating solids.

Tip: You can mash an avocado to turn it into a dip for other raw vegetables or you can also add at least half of it in a smoothie.

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Sweet Potatoes

This Large, starchy and sweet tasting root vegetable is packed with different vitamins (A, B, C, and E) and minerals (calcium, potassium, and iron) that are essential for growing kids.  The vitamin A levels found in sweet potatoes great for boosting the immune system and when added to acidic meals, it cuts down its acidity level.

Tip: Make French toast, but instead of bread use sweet potato instead. Nutritious and Delicious!

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Blueberries

Filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, researches have proven that blueberries can actually help enhance one’s memory, lower blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels and even lessen the chances of getting heart disease. They also help in protecting your child from UV damage.

Tip: This fruit is quite flexible. You can add this in pancakes, brownies, cookies, and even salads.

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Carrots

When people think of superfood, they don’t usually include this vegetable on the list. But actually, carrots are packed with fiber, minerals, and vitamins that would benefit your child’s over-all health. This would improve his eyesight, give him healthier skin, and also help his white blood cells have managed growth.

Tip: Say that Bugs bunny eats them or add small slices or cuts in salads, bake raisin bread and add some grated carrots.

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Apples

An apple a day does keep the doctor away. Apples are great for keeping your child’s weight in balance. Its fiber content can avoid your child from having high cholesterol. There are studies that have concluded that eating apples are a good way to lessen the chances of cancer and diabetes. And it will give your kids tons of energy.

Tip: Caramel apples are a perfect choice but instead of coating it in caramel, try cutting the apples into slices and making the caramel into a dip instead. This is so that there won’t be sugar overload.

Include these superfoods in your child’s diet because remember that being healthy on the outside starts from the inside.

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