What Food to Give Your Toddler: For First Time Moms

Toddler can be so picky when it comes to eating. But as a mom, you have to be so strict and loving in supplying them with healthy and nutritious food that will help them in growing. For they grow too fast and active. For moms who are looking for food to give their kids, here are the list of them that you should include in their diet.

1.            Blueberries -berries are known of its abundant anthocyanins which are good antioxidants. It helps the flow of oxygen into our brain to stimulate well. This food is a good source to enhance brain memory of your child. Just add ¼ cup of blueberries on your child's diet daily. Aside from antioxidants, it is best to give to your kids for it is easy to eat, you don't have to peel, deseed or cook.

2.            Avocado -A healthy, growing children should also consume mono-saturated fats. Fats have a negative connotation but they are very important because they are used by our body to build nerve tissue. Avocados are rich in both protein and mono-saturated fats that our body needed. It is a perfect source of fats for our children. You can add this on your menu having different ways to serve this for your kids. You can serve this as a spread on wraps or you can smash it and serve together with veggies or other fruits. Remember to scrape the avocado all out because it is in the skin that lies the most nutrient in this fruit.
3.            Coconut -You should add coconut to your children's meal for it contains medium-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are similar to those found in human breast milk. We all know that coconut is valuable in all of its forms -from meat, milk, water and oil. It is also a good source of electrolytes that replenish natural salts in our body when we became dehydrated.

4.            Fresh Herbs -Fresh herbs offers a lot of nutritional benefits. They are rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, K and C. They also have iron, potassium and calcium that are best for your growing toddler. Some fresh herbs that you can offer your kids are basil, thyme and oregano. These herbs will help you expand their palate. You can serve these fresh herbs with pesto or other veggies.

5.            Tomatoes -Our toddler needs lycopene, an antioxidant that fights free-radical damage in our body. Tomatoes are the best source of lycopene. Moms can always offer this to their children together with some dishes that they love to serve during meal time. Other source of lycopene are watermelon, papaya and pink grapefruit.

6.            Leafy Green -Our body needs calcium to build strong bones. Calcium does not only came from dairy! Consuming one serving of leafy greens is enough to gain calcium that we need daily. Dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale are rich in magnesium and calcium. Add these to your child's diet now! Why? Because calcium coming from plants are easily absorbed by the body with the present of magnesium. Magnesium plays an important role in the process of absorbing calcium. If your problem is on how you can make your child take these leafy greens, worry no more! Because you can include these food into their smoothies.

7.            Oats -Serve oats to your kids as breakfast with fruits or add this to their smoothies. Oats are fiber-rich food, they burn carbohydrates slowly that is perfect to supply a steady stream of energy to your child's body and brain. According to research fiber-rich diet also helps kids to eat less sugar that would prevent them from obesity.

About the Author:
Dawn Atkins loves kids, foods and traveling. She is currently a junior college student. Dawn is also a techie person who works in part-time for uk.bestessays.com using her smartphone during her free time. She dreams to have her own food business someday.

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