Here is a list of the top 7 healthiest foods to feed your kid and why it's so healthy:
1. Oatmeal: A delicious breakfast food, full of B vitamins, iron, zinc and calcium. Oatmeal former offers many carbohydrates for quick energy and high in fiber. Add berries and honey to make a delicious dish perfect for those mornings hectic school day!
2. Yogurt: Kick consumption of dairy products from your child a notch and include yogurt on the menu. An excellent source of calcium, yogurt is easier to digest than regular milk, and the cultures (check the label to make sure they are there!) Are very beneficial to good colon health. Watch it on the sugar content though. A good idea is to buy plain yogurt and sweeten it yourself with fresh fruit!
3. Broccoli: it is one of the best vegetables for anyone, especially growing children. It has loads of calcium, potassium, beta-carotene and a variety of B vitamins If your child is not a fan of simple vegetables include broccoli in a pan or put a little grated cheese on top to add flavor.
4. Protein: One size does not fit all when it comes to protein. The fact is that growing children need protein to keep growing. How do you give them may vary considerably, depending on your preferences. Good choices include legumes, beans (combined with a grain of a complete protein), soy products like tofu, eggs or lean meat, fish or poultry.
5. Whole Grains: The best nutrition is found in whole grains. Brown rice and whole wheat bread are a quantum leap over their white counterparts and offer necessary fiber, minerals and vitamins. Choose grain products with the words "whole", "unbleached" and "intact" or "ground."
6. Nut Butters: the peanut and other nut butters butter are very quick and easy food for children. Children need fat (it's a good fat if it does not have hydrogenated oils mixed in it) and they need the protein. Try spreading almond or sunflower seed butter on crackers, toast sticks or celery for a quick and nutritious snack.
7. Fresh Fruit: My personal choice would be cantaloupe in the melon department. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, pieces of B vitamins and trace minerals and calcium fill every juicy bite. While fresh fruit of the season is sure to be packed with healthy goodness!