Nutritious noshes you should always have in your kitchen– and how to serve them so your child will gobble them up.
TOMATOES -The clear winner because every serving packs a big dose of lycopene, an antioxidant associated with lower rates of cancer and heart disease. If your child won’t eat them sliced in a salad, try lightly grilling them with a little olive oil.
BLUEBERRIES– These tiny nutritional powerhouses are bursting with Vitamin C and folic acid, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals, shown to help prevent cancer and diabetes. Kids love them sprinkled with a bit of sugar, topped with whipped cream, added to muffins and pancakes.
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD– Serve fortified bread so your kids will be getting iron, vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. One way to get kids to branch out from white is to serve whole wheat bread toasted and topped with melted cheese.
ALMONDS– They’re rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals and Vitamin E, and also have good amounts of fiber, iron, and calcium. Let your kids eat them raw. (Note: Whole nuts are a choking hazard for children under 3.)