9 foods your toddler should eat

9 foods your toddler should eat
EGGS

Eggs are a great quick meal, as they are full of protein. Eggs also contain
vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium.

PORRIDGE

Oats provide kids with a steady stream of energy. Porridge with fruit is a great breakfast for all the family.

FULL-FAT MILK

Growing kids need the protein and calcium in milk to help build their brains and keep their bones and teeth strong and healthy.

LEAN RED MEAT

Young children who aren’t vegetarian should have iron-rich lean red meat twice a week. Serve with something containing vitamin C for absorption.

TOMATOES

Tomatoes are full of lycopene, which protects against cancer. Cooking releases the lycopene and pairing with olive oil helps absorption.

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FISH

Fish contains heart-healthy omega-3 fats, which are great for brain development. Oily fish like salmon should be eaten once a week.

VEGETABLES

Your child won’t eat vegetables? You’re not alone. The secret is to keep trying and offering different sorts. If all else fails, try a “hidden” vegetable tomato sauce.

BEANS

Even regular (low-sugar) baked beans are good as they contain protein, fibre, iron and calcium. Or try adding other types of beans to sauces, stews and casseroles.

FRUIT

Encourage your child to eat a rainbow of fruit, including bananas, oranges, strawberries and blueberries. Avoid fruit juices and instead give the whole fruit for fibre.

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Originally posted 2015-10-06 09:45:56.