Best Vitamins For Children

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We all know that children need proper nutrition from a young age to thrive. This can be difficult in today’s fast paced world, which is why we want to share with you some of the best vitamins for children that can be easily added to their daily routine!

Best Vitamins For Children

Use this list of healthy kids food as inspiration for when you go to the grocery store or plan your family’s meals. It’s a great place to start if you’re in need of inspiration, are wanting to provide a wider range of nutrients for your child, or just want to mix things up with the toddler food you regularly serve.

  1. ACORN SQUASH
    Roasted and served in cubes or roasted and mashed.
  2. ALMOND BUTTER
    Thinned or spread on toast or fruit or stirred into oatmeal or yogurt.
  3. APPLES
    Fresh, very thinly sliced or shredded; diced and roasted or Aauteed, or in Applesauce or Applesauce Muffins.
  4. APRICOTS
    Fresh, diced or dried and diced. Try them softened in oatmeal.
  5. AVOCADO
    Cubed or sliced or mashed and served on a spoon. Or, you can add 1-2 tablespoons to a smoothie.
  6. BABY PUFFs
    These are a staple of many baby and toddler diets. Use them as a way to introduce a new texture and flavors.
  7. BABY RICE CRACKERS
    Try with a little mashed avocado or a thin smear of nut butter.
  8. BANANA
    Fresh or mashed and stirred into pancake batter or yogurt. Or added to a smoothie, whether fresh or frozen.
  9. BARLEY
    Served in a soup or as a whole grain side dish. Add some cheese, mashed sweet potato, or avocado to help it hold together.roasted red peppers on foil lined sheet pan
  10. BELL PEPPER
    Green, orange, red, or yellow, finely diced, sliced and roasted in the oven, or sauteed.
  11. BLACK EYE PEAS
    Try serving simply tossed with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, or warmed with rice.
  12. BLUEBERRIES
    Fresh, halved if needed, or frozen and thawed, or frozen in smoothies or baked goods like Blueberry Banana Muffins.
  13. BLACKBERRIES
    Fresh, in baked goods, or smoothies.
  14. BEEF
    Ground or thinly sliced and chopped steak, meatballs, meatloaf. Or in Easy Skillet Stuffed Peppers.fresh beets in golden and red
  15. BEETS
    Red or golden, steamed or roasted, Or simple Boiled Beets.
  16. BLACK BEANS
    Stirred with a little mild salsa or topped with cumin and chili powder. Try cooking a big batch in the slow cooker.
  17. BROCCOLI
    Roasted, steamed, or sauteed. Or in Broccoli Tots or Broccoli Pesto.
  18. BULGUR
    Prepared as a grain salad or served as a whole grain side.
  19. BUTTERNUT SQUASH
    Roasted in cubes or roasted and pureed. Or try it in Butternut Squash Muffins or Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese.
  20. CABBAGE
    Sliced and sauteed until soft. (It’s really good with bacon!)
  21. CANTALOUPE
    Diced or served in wedges. You can also blend it with ice into a fresh icy drink.sauteed carrots cut in rounds on a plate with pink forks
  22. CARROTS
    Steamed, roasted, or sauteed. Or try them in pancakes or Healthy Carrot Cookies.
  23. CASHEW BUTTER
    Served on toast, bread, fruit, or stirred into oatmeal or yogurt.
  24. CASHEWS
    Sliced into small pieces and soaked to soften as needed. Or in Energy Balls.
  25. CAULIFLOWER
    White, purple, or orange, chopped roasted, steamed, or sauteed. Or try Cauliflower Tots! Or Cauliflower Mac and Cheese!
  26. CELERY 
    Steamed lightly and sliced, or served softened in soups.
  27. CHEERIOS
    Or other similar low sugar cereal with whole grains and fewer ingredients.
  28. CHEESE
    Shredded or cubed. Or crumbles or cheese sticks.
  29. CHERRIES
    Halved and pitted, or from frozen for smoothies.

How to Choose Healthy Food for Kids

It’s so much fun to start solids with babies because they are eager to eat most things (and because they haven’t yet learned how to talk!). I think if we channel that energy as we continue to feed our 1, 2, and 3 year olds, it might help us to feel optimistic about serving them a range of healthy foods. A key to this is avoiding food ruts.

TIP: Try not to serve the same 3 foods everyday, but try to rotate favorite foods in and out, exposing the kids to the healthy foods for toddlers you want them to eat.

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Best Food for 1 Year Old

Remember when you fed your baby something and they spit it out? It wasn’t the end of the world! We simply cleaned it up and tried again another time—which can be a great tactic to use with toddler foods. Remember: Just because your one year old (or two or three year old) didn’t want or like something today doesn’t mean that they won’t ever eat it!

TIP: Remember that it will be easier for your child to try a food if she sees it often, so consider routine as a helpful tool when feeding your kids.

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