Super Foods for Babies

Lots of foods are good for us, but here are 5 foods that are essential to your child’s growth and development!

1. Avocado – a great source of ‘healthy fat’ that is needed in brain development. For babies it’s easy to work in their diet once they have moved from milk to puree’s – mix it with some banana for a great mash.

2. Lentils – Packed with fiber and protein these little guys are easy to work into some rice cereal or mash up into your baby’s fave puree

3. Quinoa –  a protein rich seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture. It is a complete protein (containing all 8 essential amino acids), has a good amount of fiber and is high in nutrients such as manganese, magnesium and iron. It is a gluten free grain and is an amazing alternative to whole grain rice in many baby food recipes.

4. Blueberries – have the highest antioxidant of any fresh fruit benefitting many of your baby’s body systems such as the brain and central nervous system, the urinary, heart and eyes. Smash a couple with a fork and add them to a variety of other fruit purees for babies.

5. Sweet Potatoes – Rich in nutrients and high in vitamins A and C. Naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture make these vegetables are appealing to babies. Bake then puree and you are good to go!

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