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For many parents, preparing healthy food is easy, what with so many star chefs and dieticians having their very own blogs and Youtube instructional videos. However, it’s feeding children nutritious meals that can sometimes be hard. Vitamins and minerals are important for a child’s health and if you’re having a hard time feeding them nutritious food, here are some tips for you.

Healthy Food Ideas for Your Children

Flaxseed ground

Flaxseeds are rich in manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is also known as ALA or omega-3. Thankfully, there are flaxseed grounds that are almost tasteless, making them the ideal healthy ingredient to sprinkle on almost anything. If your kids like pancakes or waffles, sprinkle ground flaxseed all over them. They’re also great as sprinkles for peanut butter and jelly, and on almost any baked product.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be difficult to feed kids when simply boiled because they tend to be hard and dry. However, with the right recipe, they can become pretty tasty. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which is needed by the body to keep eyes healthy. Try baking sweet potatoes and top them with cinnamon-sugar or vanilla yogurt. They can also be cooked as mashed, and served as a side to a meat-centric dish.

Hummus

Hummus is rich in fiber and protein. This healthy dip is usually eaten with flat bread but carrot and celery sticks can be the perfect healthy alternative. Hummus is very easy to make.

  • All you need to do is combine chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender, and mix until smooth.

Peanut dipping sauce for vegetables

Peanut butter and jelly has a lot of sugar in it. If you want to give your kids a break from sugar overload, this mellowed-down peanut-sesame dip is a good alternative. It can be used as dip for carrots, or other vegetables like celery.

  • To make the dip, all you need to do is to mix 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (there are peanut butters that use less sugar), 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, a sprinkle of sesame oil, and some water to smoothen the mixture.

Creamy dip for fruit

Some kids don’t like sour fruit and this can be remedied by making them a nice dip. This tangy-sweet dip can be used for dipping oranges, berries, and other citrus fruits that contain vitamin c.

  • To make the dip, all you need is to mix 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

It can be time consuming to prepare healthy meals for your children, but parents should be thankful and take advantage of the fact that they can control what their kids eat. In other poorer nations, especially those where charities are actively supporting children because of war, parents can’t even feed their children three square meals a day. That’s why if you have the option to choose what your child eats, give him or her healthy meals – they’ll thank you for it when they grow up. And it will set them on the right path to healthy eating habits.


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