Kids, they can be very tough to negotiate with at the dining table. This is because they have a different diet and some foods just not taste appealing to their simple palates. But we know what the health risk is for kids who are not getting their nutrition from veggies and fruits, so we just have to keep trying. For parents, nothing can make you feel better seeing your kids eating a nutritious home-cooked meal.
Plan and start off their day with a good breakfast. This is the most important meal, where food is absorbed more quickly. Provide them with foods that will boost the energy level they need for the entire day. Lunch must include energy-stabilizing foods that are full of nutrients to keep them active for the rest of the day. And for dinner time, give them the healthiest food that they love to eat as this is the time they are usually very hungry.
Here are some kid-friendly superfood you can include in their diets for them to grow strong and healthy.
Green leafy veggies. They are the foundation of a healthy diet and your top immune boosting food choice for your kids. Green leafy is a very good source of iron and vitamin C, beta carotene and omega-3 fatty acids. Make a super tasting spinach roll with a marinara dip… kids love spinach.
Broccoli. This superfood contain potent phytochemicals that helps to lessen the risk of some forms of cancer. They are also high in vitamin C, A, and E as well as essential minerals to maintain your child’s eyesight. Broccoli is also rich in fiber which are crucial for growing kids. Have some blanched broccoli florets with a mayonnaise dip. Kids love to nibble.
Whole grains. They are far better than white bread and they contain original phytonutrients and micronutrients as well as folic acids, calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin D and B vitamin. Whole grains are also rich in fiber to maintain a good digestive system. They also help in keeping a normal blood sugar level.
Berries. They are a nutritional powerhouse. An excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, carbohydrates, fibers and are also loaded with powerful antioxidants that provides remarkable health benefits. And since they are sweet, your kids are definitely going to love them. Add some to a bowl of oatmeal or yogurt for a power breakfast.
Tuna Fish. Super rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your kid’s brain and eye development. They are low in saturated fat and filled with high-quality protein. It can also provide your kids with ample amount of niacin, iron, zinc and B vitamin for a healthy heart. But don’t feed them fish every day as it contains mercury that may pose a health risk to your kids. Make them a tuna sandwich with grilled cheese for a super snack.
Make sure that the meals you serve is packed with healthy and appetizing stuff that kids may actually eat and enjoy.
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