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Six Superfoods for Toddlers

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Six Superfoods for Toddlers

 

 


Toddlers have an abundance of energy as they grow and explore their environments. To fuel all of this activity, a toddler needs plenty of carbohydrates found in grains like wheat, rice and oats. They also need starchy vegetables which includes carrots, potatoes as well as plenty of fruits and milk. Toddlers also need good quality proteins including meat, fish and eggs.

 

As far as possible, toddlers should be eating some of the same food as everyone else in the family even if it means mashing the food up. A taste of pasta, a small serving of vegetables as well as a couple of spoonful of stew can help make a toddler feel one of the family.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Superfoods

 

  • Millet is the only grain that is complete protein as well as rich in iron and other minerals too. Millet is also easily digested.

  • Beans are a great energy food that also supplies protein. Baked beans in tomato sauce with wholemeal toast and a piece of fruit make great toddler food. 

  • Salmon supplies vital fats to the nervous system and brain as well as provides quality protein.

  • Yoghurt is rich in calcium, protein and some important B vitamins and is much more easily digested for a toddler than milk. The friendly bacteria in live yoghurt aid in digestion.

  • Kiwifruit has a distinct taste and can be quite challenging for toddlers taste-buds. Kiwifruit is rich in vitamin C which remains in the fruit even after lengthy storage.

  • Cauliflower helps boost a toddlers resistance and protects against respiratory problems.
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