Some baby bites are better than others. Your baby may love cheerios - but she can't grow strong on cereal...
Some baby bites are better than others. Your baby may love cheerios - but she can't grow strong on cereal alone. Try some nutritious and textured foods...
- Tofu and broccoli: steamed and mashed together provides your baby with great protein, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and more.
- Yogurt: chock full of calcium, protein, and healthy bacteria for your little one's digestive track.
- Black beans: mashed, or very soft cooked, beans provide great fiber and protein.
- Blueberries: little ones can have super soft blueberries or a puree mixed into applesauce. Blueberries are one of the best antioxidants around - which in simple terms means cancer fighting, heart disease fighting, and age defying. One good way to serve blueberries to small children is to juice them.
- Whole wheat breads: white bread is way less nutritious than wheat. Once your babe starts wanting bread, only serve whole wheat, which is packed with high energy nutrients.
- Avocados: not all babies like avocado - mine did not. However, some babies love mashed avocado, which is great, since the amount of monounsaturated fats in avocado provides a big healthy brain development boost.
- Flax: flax contains lots of omeg-3 fatty acids which helps ward off high cholesterol and is said to pump up brain power. You can buy flax seed oil, seeds, or ground. I think ground flax is best for babies because you can just sprinkle it in their baby food, or cereal, and they'll never even know it's there. You can also bake it into muffins and add it to spaghetti sauce. Flax tastes great too.