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10 Super Foods Your Kids Should Be Eating Now

By Devan McGuinness |

Growing up,  I always loved my mom’s cooking. I grew up for along time eating vegetarian and had pretty much all home cooked meals. Not only did that teach me the love of awesome food and how to cook it, it set me up for a healthier adulthood.

I want that for my kids. I want them to appreciate real food — healthy food and I want that food to aid them as they grow. The majority of our meals are cooked from home. We eat out maybe once a month and because of our dietary restrictions (gluten and casein free) we are limited so our choices are not as bad as they could be. I try to cook well balanced meals that are quick and easy and that my kids will eat.

I want more bang for my buck (as they say) so I try to choose ingredients that will give me that. I rely a lot on the super-foods — defined as whole foods that have not been refined, processed or preserved and are very close to their original source. These foods are nutrient dense, providing a child’s body with essential fats, vitamins, minerals, lean proteins and iron.

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10 Super-Foods Your Kids Should Be Eating

Blueberries

Easy to eat on the go and can be paired with any lunch or snack, blueberries are a hit with the kids. Packed with loads of antioxidants, these little berries ward off cancer and other diseases.
Try: Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
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:: What super-foods do you eat regularly at your house? ::

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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  1. Maureen Bligh, MA, RD says:

    As a mom and a registered dietitian with the Dairy Council of California I agree that we all want to give our kids the healthiest foods that they will eat. While these twelve healthy alternatives are fine, let’s not forget the tried and true food choices that kids enjoy such as whole grain cereal topped with low fat milk and fruit which provide kids with essential nutrients. Research confirms that as children get older they tend to substitute soda for milk. It is not necessary to encourage an alternative beverage like coconut water – why don’t we just encourage kids to drink regular milk that is nutrient rich and affordable? Here are some tried and true healthy recipes that kids enjoy, http://www.mealsmatter.org/Healthy-Kids/Kid-Friendly-Recipes/

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