We know little angels don’t eat much but thats because their tiny tummies just can’t fit it all in. This is why it is so important to feed them the food that are packed full of the good stuff. We have created a list of super foods that we think would be perfect for your baby and toddler as they grow up.
Whats a superfood i hear you say ? Well they are natural foods that are very high in nutrients and packed with antioxidants, They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working wonderfully.
First off is Avocado ,
Possibly the best thing to give your little one as a first food as they are the perfect consistency and contain a wonderful variety of nutrients including very high levels of omega-3. Simply slice it open feed it straight into your little one’s mouth. Its a good idea to also add it to breast milk or substitute and mash up for an even smoother consistency.
Everyone loves beans, not only are they super nutritious, but contain 10 times the amount of antioxidants as oranges. Which makes them very high in fibre, iron, protein and vitamin B.
The power berry ,( my name for it) is probably the most beneficial berry for your baby’s brain, nervous and urinary and systems as well as looking after their heart and eyes as they are high in vitamin A.
Coconuts have significant health benefits similar to those found in breast milk as they contain medium chain fatty acids which help boost your babies immune system, helps improve digestion and balance blood sugar.
Yes those poppy seed looking things, relatively new on the superfood scene but i love them especially sprinkled over yoghurt or a salad. They have more calcium than whole milk and very high in omega-3s, magnesium, fiber, iron, potassium, and protein.
Dark Leafy Greens,
I know its an obvious choice but I’m not saying feed your baby like a rabbit for the the next few years , perhaps try curly kale or steamed and mashed spinach. Leafy greens are high in iron and folate and considered a top superfood because they contain large amounts of vitamins C, and K as well as calcium which are excellent bone-builders.
Eggs (Free Range),
Eggs contain choline, a B-vitamin that plays a vital role in the development and function of your baby’s brain. Eggs are full of protein as well as folate and minerals such as zinc and selenium, an amazing immune booster.
Oats are a great source of fibre and are also rich in vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. Oats are a great way to start the morning, use plain oats and add whatever you like!
Quinoa is a complete protein which makes it perfect as a vegetarian option for babies. Its high in amino acid which is very important for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain and can be used as an alternative to whole grain rice in many baby food recipes.
Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables in the market. They are rich in phyto-nutrients and high in vitamin A and C. They have a naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture making these a favourite for babies and toddlers. Perfect for mash and fries too!
Does your baby love any of these? Do you have any other superfood you would like to add? Let us know xXx