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Healthy foods that will delight your Kids

Updated on May 22, 2013

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The juice is a highly addictive sweet drink for your child. It is up to you to ensure that your child does not become addicted. What's wrong with the juice? None, if given small quantities, no more than 100 to 200 g per day.

A higher amount of juice daily implies consuming too much sugar and is associated with childhood diarrhea contributes to poor nutrition. The high put in excessive quantities of the other healthy alternatives such as milk and solids. The juice given by the bottle is associated with ear infections and the cavities. In developed countries, the most common cause of bad nutrition is the juice excess!

A small mug (not the bottle) juice to accompany a light meal can be, but make sure that the juice does not become the main course. The natural fruit juice is better that "fruit flavored drinks," the drinks "cocktail" or other synthetics. Read package labels and avoid the "Juice Monster" replace meals. The following are some suggestions for small eaters of different ages and appetites.

Foods to Avoid

Certain foods are very dangerous for children this age, as they can cause choking. Among these include: sausages (unless they are cut into very small pieces), whole grapes, whole tomatoes, large and hard candy, including gum, nuts, popcorn, raw carrots, celery, green beans or any vegetable hard seeds (sunflower or pumpkin), any large pieces of food, such as meat and potatoes.

1 Year Kids

It seems that your baby 1 year has not eaten anything since the appetite and the growth rate decreased. One more reason to try with savory meals and healthy. Babies this age are ready to "eat food by hand." Eggs are a good source of balanced nutrition.

Babies can enjoy the extra iron exists in egg yolks. However, some babies may be allergic to egg white, so be attentive to any reaction. The scrambled eggs are a delicious option that is not a choking hazard and may be consumed at any time of day.

Do not worry about cholesterol. Babies need more than you. Three or four eggs per week did not have any problem. Fresh fruit is better than fruit juice. While fruit juice consists mainly of sugar, the fruit itself is a great source of vitamins and other nutrients. Give your child small pieces of fresh peach and juicy or delicious ripe bananas and see how he can not resist!

The applesauce is another clever way to give your child fruit. Be prepared to get dirty all! The strips of cheese or small cubes of cheese are a good way to give calcium if he does not like milk ... or that you enjoy. The fresh cheese also enchants.

Carrots and green beans, cooked and diced, are a tasty snack. Please do not give peas whole. Potatoes, cooked and diced, also serve. Beware the habit of fries. Eating means consuming too fat and too much salt.

18 months kids

At this age, your baby needs two or three nutritious meals a day, plus meals. Try the following: ripe bananas, either sliced ​​or whole (it will be more fun for your child but you will more than clear)

- Toast, the best food for a young child. Try spreading a thin layer of cream cheese to give it a higher nutritional value.

- Cheese into strips, slices of American cheese, cheese cubes 'cheddar'. Any one of them serves this purpose. If you find a cheese that your baby likes, let him eat.

- Pieces of cereal. Pour some into a mug for a light meal in the afternoon. Part of the attraction for a baby is to take them one by one.

- Unsalted rice cakes. They are great and fun for little hands to hold them. These crunchy snacks melt in his mouth.

2 years Kids

Keep an eye on your child's diet to make sure you are consuming enough important nutrients, such as iron, calcium, B vitamins and protein. With the lack of appetite that he has at this point, it is difficult to know whether you need to ingest every day. Then we present you some foods that are a very nutritious meal, excellent and easy to chew, for your little one.

- Scrambled eggs, boiled eggs. Are a great source of iron and protein. Make small omelettes and cut them into small pieces.

- Bars of cheese into strips, slices and cubes of cheese. They are a smart way to make your little ingest calcium and protein.

- Fish sticks. It is one of the favorite foods and a good source of calcium. Combine them with a delicious mashed potato to give carbohydrates and get a full meal!

- Sticks of bread without salt, unsalted rice cakes, toast. Any product with cereal is a good source of vitamins B and babies usually like its relative softness. Try slightly spreadable cream cheese slice of bread to obtain a smooth combination rich in protein and carbohydrates.

- Slices of apple, peach slices, prunes, orange sections. There is no way to go wrong with fresh fruit.

- Dried fruit, cut into pieces. Make sure you remove the seeds of plums or dried dates that gives you. Babies love to pick up on dried fruits parties mug preferred.

- "Tiny trees", pieces of broccoli or cauliflower steamed, placed vertically on the mashed potatoes. If lhos start giving early, they may become your favorite refreshments. Mini-pizzas.

3 Years Kids

With all the daily activities and a soaring imagination, his 3 year old son is always busy, what makes a good diet is more important than ever.

- Scrambled eggs, boiled eggs. Are a great source of iron and protein. Make small omelettes and cut them into small pieces.

- Bars of cheese into strips, slices and cubes of cheese. They are a smart way to make your little ingest calcium and proteins.

- Fish sticks. It is one of the favorite foods and a good source of calcium. Combine them with a delicious mashed potatoes to give carbohydrates and get a full meal!

- Sticks of bread without salt, unsalted rice cakes, toast. Any product with cereal is a good source of vitamins B and babies usually like its relative softness. Try slightly spreadable cream cheese slice of bread to obtain a smooth combination rich in protein and carbohydrates.

- Slices of apple, peach slices, plums, orange sections. There is no way to go wrong with fresh fruit.

- Dried fruit, cut into pieces. Be sure to remove the seeds from plums or dried dates that give him. Babies love to pick up on dried fruits parties mug preferred. The fruit smoothies do not fail at this age. Adorn them with a straw and have the specialty ice cream parlor.

- "Tiny trees", ie pieces of broccoli or cauliflower steamed placed upright on the mashed potatoes. If lhos start giving early, they may become your favorite refreshments.

- Tuna and salmon. Mix them with yogurt to be easy bar them and invent sandwiches delicious and nutritious.

- Bread.

- Biscuits. Choose varieties with fig or oats instead of other sugar.

Now that your child attends the nursery we present you some guidelines for the feed:

- Choose snacks rich in complex carbohydrates, such as bread sticks, crackers and pasta salads.

- To make them even more nutritious, add a little protein and fat, such as cream cheese or butter.

- If your child help prepare a snack, there are more likely to consume it. Put it to work!

- Avoid large amount of snacks for children on the market and contain too much salt, fat and sugar.

- Carefully read the labels of food products, even those made especially for small children.

- Try to get an idea of ​​the amount of salt and fat that your child consumes daily. For example, a quarter of the quantity of recommended intake of salt per day is too high for a single light meal. By age 3, your child needs less fats and fatty acids than previously.

- Ask your pediatrician if he is prepared to start drinking semi-skimmed milk. However, do not forget that skim milk is too low in fat for small children.

- Dairy products are important, but do not overdo it. Your child needs between 400 and 600 g of milk (or milk products such as yogurt or cheese) per day for strong bones and healthy growth. But if you give him more could cause your child to lose appetite for other foods that contain important nutrients that milk does not contain.

- It is possible that the cereal for breakfast become an essential food. Are a good choice for a meal or a light snack provided you choose low-sugar cereals.

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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Very helpful information here, especially for young parents. UP/U

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Interesting and informative hub. Thank you for sharing.