9 foods your toddler should eat
Eggs are a great quick meal, as they are full of protein. Eggs also contain
vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium.
Oats provide kids with a steady stream of energy. Porridge with fruit is a great breakfast for all the family.
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 are full of lycopene, which protects against cancer. Cooking releases the lycopene and pairing with olive oil helps absorption.
Fish contains heart-healthy omega-3 fats, which are great for brain development. Oily fish like salmon should be eaten once a week.
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.
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.
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.
maternity & infant
Originally posted 2015-10-06 09:45:56.