SWEET POTATO

One of the most common problems among kids nowadays is that many prefer the unhealthy snacks of candies and chocolates and ice cream over dinner. Well, all that will change now with this list of delicious healthy food for kids!

  1. Flaxseed

A nutty plant food, this treat is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that help in optimal brain development. It is sold whole or ground but experts have claimed that ground Flaxseed is absorbed better by the body. You don’t need hours of preparation for this as well. You can simply sprinkle Flaxseed onto your child’s cereal or sweet treats.

  1. Sweet Potato

Potatoes are simply among the most nutritious inexpensive vegetables that can easily be found in the market. They contain Vitamin A which doesn’t only act as an antioxidant but also keeps the eyes healthy. Sweet potatoes, particularly, are baby favorites due to their sweet taste. So the next time you need a side dish, consider baking a sweet potato instead.

  1. Yogurt

With probiotics, yogurt can keep your children’s little stomachs happy and healthy. However, avoid getting the sugary versions as they often come low in good bacteria and protein. Instead, choose the plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt and simply dress them with teaspoons of honey and fresh fruit.

  1. Hummus

This is a heart-healthy treat made from garbanzo beans. It has fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates combined with heart-friendly olive oil, making it the perfect treat for growing kids. Disguise hummus as a dip and serve it with baby carrots or pita chips. You can also use it as an alternative to mayonnaise or peanut butter.

  1. Avocado

Avocado is packed with “good” monounsaturated fats that kids will benefit from everyday. But how will you convince your kids to gobble up this creamy green fruit? You can serve it as a sandwich spread, making it an alternative to cream cheese or mayonnaise. Mix it with salt and lemon juice, and you’ll have there a tasty bread spread.

Feeding your kids healthy doesn’t really take a lot of money or time. Sometimes, you’ll find that the most viable food options have just been right inside your fridge all along!

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