Starting in their first years and up through their early adulthood, kids need an ample amount of nutrients to properly grow and develop. To promote healthy and balanced eating habits early on, teach your kids about choosing “super foods” that not only keep their energy up during the day but also contribute to their development during these important stages in their lives.
Kick the day off with a nutrient rich breakfasts that will keep your kids satisfied up through lunch and awake and alert throughout the morning. With the rest of the day ahead, try incorporating foods that contain heavy amounts of Iron, Vitamin D, Calcium, Protein and Fiber into your children’s meals. These types of foods are the key to jumpstarting their metabolism and keeping at their healthiest, this spring. Get ready and start revamping their meal plans by implementing some of these top super foods for kids.
a great source of protein and vitamin D. Eggs can me prepared in a number of ways to fit any kids taste.
fiber filled whole grains help keep kids fuller, longer. Having a small serving of oatmeal can provide kids with the energy they need to stay alert and keep going in school or at play.
nutrient rich and full of fiber, fruit contains the natural sugar that kids crave from time to time without having to turn to more fattening alternatives like candy or sweets.
Healthy fats –
small servings of nuts, avocados and fish like salmon provide kids not only with added energy but are also considered healthy fats that aid in growth and development.
regular milk consumption provides kids with the calcium necessary to fortify bones and teeth, while the protein available helps in the development of brain tissue.
beans contain three major essentials that play into kids’ development. They provide kids with ample amounts of protein, fiber, and calcium.
This spring, while preparing meal ideas for your kids, do your best involve a balance of all of these essential areas. You will can do wonders for your kids in a variety of ways. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your recipes to involve seasonal foods and remember that instilling these healthy eating habits while your kids are still young is a great way to promote their growth and development.
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