I’ve got a very picky toddler on my hands. Sometimes it’s exhausting trying to get him to eat new foods. Sometimes things would be a lot easier for me if I just drove through the golden arches drive thru daily for a happy meal, but I know that wouldn’t be healthy. It’s so important to feed your toddler healthy foods and get them on the right track for eating at a young age. So we’re sharing some important foods that your toddler should be eating with you.
–Blueberries and other fruits. Did you know that it’s recommended that everyone eat at least one handful of blueberries daily? This antioxidant fruit is wonderful for the body. Plus, these shouldn’t be too hard to serve up to your toddler, most kids love them!
–Peas. Peas are a good source of fiber and make for a great finger food for growing toddler.
–Sweet Potatoes. High in both Vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes have a sweet taste AND they are good for your kids. These will be a winner with your toddler.
–Broccoli. Did you know that broccoli has a high level of calcium? As do figs and apricots, and leafy greens like arugula and kale.
–Fish. Fish is packed full of good fats like omega 3. Salmon, shrimp, tuna are just a few great healthy options. Try and go for wild caught fish, as opposed to farm raised.
–Eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein. If your family is vegetarian, this is an excellent way to get some of your daily protein! Plus, eggs can be served in so many ways, there’s bound to be one way your child will eat them.
–Beans. Beans are rich in B vitamins and they can easily be picked up with little toddler fingers.
–Meats. Serve your toddler meat in bite size pieces, as protein is so important for little ones.
–Avocados and other healthy fats. Avocados are delicious and can be mushed guacomole style with carrot sticks or celery, or just eaten plain. Olive oil has been used for decades in countries across the world, as it has extensive health benefits.
What else would you add to this list? What are some of your toddler’s favorite healthy foods? Leave us a comment and let us know!