The Family Grocery List: Five Must-Eat Foods for Your Kids’ Health

Well, you are in luck! As surprising as this may be, there are kid friendly foods that offer good nutritional supplements to your child’s diet.

1. Whole grains – Introduce whole grains to your child when they become toddlers. This way your child becomes used to the taste of whole grain and all that fiber! Whole grains are also full of important minerals ad several B vitamins. Whole grains come in a variety of choices from sliced bread, English muffins, rice, and pasta.

2. Yogurt – Does your child drink milk? In some scenarios, children have difficulty digesting milk, therefore yogurt is a nice option to receive the calcium they need to make bones strong! Because it is cultured, yogurt can be easier for some children to digest than milk. Try greek yogurt with berries.

3. Almond butter – A staple in most households is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Try almond butter for it’s nutritious vitamins and minerals. You are going to get important things like fiber, protein, vitamin E, antioxidants, and other nutrients when you eat almonds. Almond butter is made with raw almonds a good source of healthy fat.

4. Fruits such as Cantaloupe, Blueberries and Strawberries- For those kids who wont eat their vegetables, cantaloupe is a healthy bridging food. Cantaloupe actually contains both Beta-Carotene, which in the body converts to Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. This cantaloupe gets an A+ on nutrition. Berries are high in anti-oxidants. Freeze a few berries or grapes on a skewer for night-time snacking.

5. Pizza – Surprise! Pizza, particularly organic pizza with mozzarella cheese and sauce, has magnesium, protein, vitamin A and vitamin B. Tomato sauce is an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that may help to prevent some chronic disease, not to mention vitamin C.

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