Thursday, June 22, 2017

5+ Healthy Superfoods to give your Kids



Superfoods are the best kitchen helpers when trying to feed your kids a healthy diet. Including these in your recipes will make sure to have your kids thriving both physically and mentally. My kids particularly LOVE all of these, except maybe nuts but I sneak those in their pancakes by putting the nuts through the food processor.

For today's guest post we have Enozia from Beauty Junction Online telling us about the 6 most easily to incorporate Healthy Superfoods. Below each Superfood is a recommended recipe book to get you started on your Superfood Adventure!




Parenting is no easy job- there’s so much to do, and never enough time. Probably the hardest part of it all is convincing your little one to consume more of nutritious and healthy foods. Growing kids have nutritional needs that are different than the rest of us, and if you’re one of those many parent who have a fussy eater, here’s a little something to help.


Give this a quick read to discover some of the best superfoods out there- try to sneak in more of these into your kid’s everyday meals and you’re sorted.

Berries

Berries are one of the best power packed foods to add more of to your kid’s diet. They are amazing non acid fruits, which makes them a perfect healthy snack option. Plus, they’re extremely versatile, so there are several ways to get more of them- add a handful to your kid’s breakfast cereal or top that dessert or ice-cream with some of ‘em.

Berries are rich in antioxidants and many vitamins that give your (and your kid’s health) a powerful boost!


Berries: Sweet & Savory Recipes - Kindle Edition

Eggs

Packed with vitamin D, calcium and protein, eggs are an amazing breakfast food for your kid. Studies have found that eggs can also help your kid feel ‘full’ for a longer time, which means he’ll be less likely to indulge in unhealthy snacks. Eggs have also been found to help improve muscle development. Best of all, they’re super easy to make and you can get your kid to have them without a fuss.


Egg Cookbook: The Creative Farm-to-Table Guide to Cooking Fresh Eggs - Kindle Edition


Nuts

Nuts are a rich source of healthy fats, which makes them another excellent choice for a healthy snack. A small handful of nuts can give your little one a little burst of energy and can keep him active and energetic. In addition, the healthy oils in nuts also help support brain and heart development.

Nuts: 50 Tasty Recipes, from Crunchy to Creamy and Savory to Sweet - Kindle Edition



Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene- a phytonutrient that has been found to protect the body against many forms of cancers. When paired with a good fat (such as that in olive oil), tomatoes offer many health benefits. They also turn out to be a rich source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin K, biotin and vitamin C- all of which are crucial for your little one’s growth and development.

The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook: 

Classic & Exotic Recipes from around the World


Cabbage

Cabbage has a mild flavor, and while your kiddo may not exactly be a fan of this one, it has a lot to offer. Apart from detoxifying the body and clearing out the waste, it also helps boost digestion and significantly reduce the risk of cancer. Find ways to sneak in this one into soups, noodles and wraps.




Cacao

Probably the most kid-friendly superfood out there is chocolate- adding that and other cacao rich foods to your kid’s everyday meals is also a good idea. Cocoa, the most versatile cacao derivative is rich in flavonoids which helps keep blood pressure levels in check and improves heart health. What’s more, chocolate (and other cacao rich foods) are loved by all kids.

Superfoods for Life, Cacao - 75 Delicious Recipes


So go ahead and load up on these on your next trip to the supermarket, and have them on your kid’s plate! It’ll give your kid that extra nutritional punch he needs!

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Enozia Vakil is a freelance social media marketer, blogger and an animal lover at heart.

www.beautyjunctiononline.com






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