Packed with vitamin C and iron, spinach is one of the best healthy foods for toddlers because of its mild flavor and adaptability. You can add it to virtually anything, from quesadillas to pasta to pizza, or even toss a raw handful into a smoothie. Parents love it for its ease of preparation, too. A few minutes of steam is all you need.
Not only are these brightly colored wonders chock full of vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants, but they are also tasty and fun to eat. Toddlers enjoy whole blueberries as finger foods, but they are also easily incorporated into a smoothie, a cup of yogurt or even as an ice cream topping.
Superior even to milk, yogurt offers all of the calcium plus a big dose of protein and the incomparable benefit of live active cultures and probiotics. Not only will yogurt fulfill your toddlers’ dairy needs, but it will keep their digestive tract healthy and populated by beneficial bacteria, which are good for digestion and immune health.