Super foods that help boost your toddler’s growth!

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These super foods are sure to help jumpstart your toddler's growth and development! Read on to learn more.

1. Avocados

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Avocados are actually pretty healthy, and easy to prepare for toddlers. Avocados are full of protein, as well as monounsaturated fat, which is the 'healthy' fat that can prevent heart disease.

When giving your toddler avocados, make sure not to give them too much as it can be very filling. Just give it to them as a side dish, and that's enough for them to reap the nutrients that avocados have.

2. Eggs

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Egg whites are full of protein which are great for building up your toddler's muscles, especially as they're starting to be more active. The yolk has choline, which improves your toddler's brain health and development, as well as zinc and vitamins A, D, E, and B12.

Eggs are a great source of nutrients, and can be prepared in a variety of ways, so that your little one won't get bored of eating the same old thing.

3. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is full of fiber, which is good for your child's digestion. Oatmeal is also digested slowly by the body, which means it can provide your toddler constant energy that they'll need throughout the day.

4. Nuts

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Nuts are full of healthy fats, that your toddler needs for growth and development. Plus, it also helps keep their heart healthy.

A small handful of nuts would be a great snack as well as an energy booster for your toddler! Just make sure to give it in moderation.

5. Milk

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Milk has a lot of protein, calcium, and vitamin D, nutrients that your toddler needs to grow up strong and healthy!

A glass of milk before going to bed, or in the morning would do wonders when it comes to keeping their bones strong and healthy.

6. Blueberries

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Blueberries have a lot of antioxidants that help prevent a lot of diseases, including cancer. Blueberries also help improve brain function, so along with nuts, they're a great healthy snack for your kids.

Ditch the chips and try giving your child some tasty blueberries as a snack, or as their dessert!

 

7. Tofu

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Tofu is a great source of protein, which is important for your child's muscle development. The great thing about tofu is that it's also a very flexible food in that you can add it to a lot of different dishes, so your toddler won't get tired of the taste.

8. Tomatoes

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Tomato is a great source of lycopene, which can help prevent a lot of cancers. Cooked tomatoes are even better since the cooking process releases the lycopene inside the fruit.

The next time you're making pasta, why not try using fresh tomatoes instead of tomato sauce? It tastes much better, and it's healthier for your toddler!

9. Yogurt

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Yogurt has a lot of healthy bacteria that keeps your toddler's tummy healthy. It can prevent a lot of diseases, and also helps regulate their digestion.

Plus, you can mix yogurt with some fruits, and you've got yourself a healthy and tasty dessert for your toddler!

Source: parenting.com

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