6. Sweet Potatoes
Loaded with vitamins A and C as well as assorted phytonutrients, sweet potatoes have a toddler-friendly taste and texture. A simple mash can be dressed up with a pat of butter and some cinnamon or simply substitute regular potatoes fries for sweet potato ones and turn a treat into a truly nutritious meal.
This breakfast staple is quite kid friendly in that it tastes like whatever toppings you mix in. Set out a bowl of this phytochemical-rich food and your toddler will also be getting a good dose of selenium, magnesium, vitamin E, zinc, and protein. Your child will love to “help you” cook breakfast by adding in her own raisins, bananas or chocolate chips.
A good substitute for rice cereal, quinoa’s complete protein makes it one of the best healthy foods for toddlers who may not like meat. In addition, quinoa’s nutty nuggets contain a lot of fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium and lysine, which aids in tissue growth and repair.