Children are drawn to junk food, have you ever noticed this one? Is that because the parents of those children are drawn to to junk food? If you as a parent start eating healthy, then maybe those children will follow in your footsteps. Below, I am going to give you the top 8 nutritious foods for kids…
8 Oatmeal is Yummy for the Tummy!
Did you know that oatmeal is good for the body? It is a great breakfast food ad is full of B vitamins. It is also full of zinc, calcium and vitamins. Some oatmeal is a good source of energy for those busy children and parents.
7 I Love Eggs from My Head to My Toes!
Eggs are a good source of protein and has a host of other nutrients. This includes Vitamin E, B vitamins and zinc.
6 Nut Butters Are Tasty!
Children really like those Nut Butters! I admit that it’s a good fast food for kids. Kids need the fat. It is a good source of fat, because it does not have those hydrogenated oils mixed in with it. They also need protein and this is a good source of it.
5 Go Yogurt!
Turn the kid’s milk consumption up and give them some yogurt. Yogurt is a real good source of calcium. Did you know that it is easier for them to digest than regular milk?
4 Go Yippy for Melons!
The best choice in this department would be a cantaloupe. Melons are my favorite. Cantaloupe has Vitamin C, B vitamins, beta-carotene, and some minerals and calcium.
3 Go Green with Some Broccoli Trees!
My daughter likes to call broccoli "trees" and sometimes, you can get those picky eaters to eat trees rather than broccoli, so just call it broccoli trees! There are many nutrients in broccoli, so go green!
2 Go Sweet with Some Sweet Potatoes!
Did you know that these potatoes have 30mg of beta-carotene per cup? That would take you about twenty three cups of broccoli. Per serving, it also has 3 grams of fiber.
1 Don’t Forget about the OJ!
I’m talking about Orange Juice, silly! Orange juice is full of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, zinc, potassium, and folate. There is also orange juice that is calcium fortified.
There you have eight things that kids can eat that is not junk food! I think your child will like at least three things from my list. My child isn’t really a picky eater when it comes to the green stuff. She loves tomatoes! That seems to be her favorite thing in the whole wide world, which is good, because tomatoes are real good for kids. So, what does your child hate to eat? What do they love to eat?
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