• 10 Kids Superfoods

    1. Blueberries – Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are a sweet and healthy snack that’s always fun to munch on.
    2. Yogurt – Every elementary school kid loves a good smoothie, and using yogurt rather than other milks and sugars is a good way for them to get a healthy dose of zinc, phosphorous, and proteins.
    3. Natural Nut Butters – This is a healthy alternative when it comes to the classic PB&J, and the natural nuts offer clean antioxidants and fiber without the added sugars.
    4. Sweet Potatoes – Unlike the usual tater options, sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins E and B6, as well as Iron and Potassium. Done up as sweet or savory French fries, these make a perfect superfood snack for kids.
    5. Beans – They may be a magical fruit, but beans are also high in fiber and protein. While you can never go wrong with some oven-baked bbq beans, you can also find a number of soups and other recipes online that are both fun and healthy for kids.
    6. Salmon or Tuna – It’s true that the natural mercury in fish, especially tuna, can be harmful if eaten regularly. However, in moderation, tuna and salmon provide your kids with Omega 3 fats, which are great for the heart and everyday brain development.
    7. Broccoli – It’s almost a cliché trying to get your kids to eat broccoli, but it’s a cliché for good reason! Broccoli, as well as other dark greens, are full of vitamins and minerals vital for growth and heart-health.
    8. Whole Grains – Anything whole grain should be preferred as a healthy alternative to white carbs. But some kids are picky about color and texture, so try introducing them to whole grains through snacks like popcorn and tortilla chips.
    9. Eggs – These are a favorite for elementary school kids, because they come in lots of different styles and dishes. But whether scrambled or over easy, eggs have tons of protein, as well as a nutrient important in child brain development called Choline.
    10. Dark Chocolate – Like blueberries, dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, but it also has caffeine, so avoid it as an after-dinner treat.