5 Super Healthy Food For Your Kids

5 Super Healthy Food For Your Kids 

In a world full of toxins it's more important than ever to give your kids super healthy foods. It is recommended to start giving babies healthy foods as soon as you introduce them to solid foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends giving children a whole diet and include foods from each of the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy, and lean, quality protein. There are quite a few healthy foods that you can give to your children. However, there are 5 super healthy foods that are recommended for your kids.

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5 Super Healthy Food For Your Kids 

1. Avocados

One of the first foods you can introduce your children to is avocados. Many people are giving their babies avocados as their first solid food. You can mix a very soft, ripe avocado with some breast milk or formula. Avocados are packed with nutrients and even have more potassium than bananas. They contain folate, healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber and B vitamins. They also contain vitamins C, E and K.

2. Eggs

Becky Bell, a registered dietician, recommends eggs as a superfood for children. Eggs are highly nutritious and provide high-quality protein. They have many vitamins and minerals including vitamin B12, riboflavin, and selenium. They also contain two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for eye health. And they provide nutrition for proper brain development.

3. Fish

Fish is packed with nutrients. It is a great source of Omega 3 which is wonderful for brain development. By eating fish, kids will be able to learn better and have other cognitive advantages. If children will eat a tuna steak, great. If not, try tuna fish salad with your children. Consider using a light tuna such as skipjack, yellowfish tuna or white albacore tuna. Mix it with a little homemade pickle relish and serve it on whole-grain toast or an English muffin. 

Salmon is another good fish choice. It is considered low in mercury and high in DHA helps cognitive development. Seafood is also a great choice when it comes to fish. Shrimp, crab, scallops, lobster, clams, and oysters are full of nutrients. Make a seafood pasta as a special treat using whole grain pasta, a little olive oil, and lemon.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt is a super healthy food. It is high in calcium, vitamins, and protein. Choose yogurt with live culture, or probiotics, for your children. This will enhance gut health and make their digestive systems healthy. Yogurt is a wonderful dairy choice and it will keep their bones and teeth healthy.

5. Oatmeal and Other Grains

Whole grains are important for a heart-healthy diet. They are a great source of complex carbohydrates, fiber and key vitamins and minerals. Kids usually love oatmeal. Oatmeal can be introduced as one of a baby's first solid foods. Mix it with some breast milk or formula when your kids are babies. 

Then start mixing it with milk or water when they are older. You can have a lot of fun with oatmeal. Add some fresh, organic strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries for color and flavor. Add a touch of cinnamon to start introducing your children to spices. Bananas, peaches and other fruits are also a healthy addition to oatmeal.

These are just 5 super healthy foods for your kids. There are so many more. Be sure to include fruits, vegetables, grains, lean, quality proteins and low-fat dairy in your children's diets. This article also has some great suggestions for healthy foods for your kids.

If you have picky eaters, you may have to get a bit creative with healthy foods so your children will eat them. If you need to let them dip some fresh vegetables in a little bit of ranch dressing to get them to eat their vegetables, let them. 

If you need to mash up some avocados to make guacamole and let your children dip some corn chips in it to get them to eat avocados, by all means, do it. If you need to add fruit to yogurt or oatmeal, let your kid's imaginations go wild. What's important is getting your kids to eat super healthy foods.

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