Feeding young children

Feeding young children

Between 1 and 3 years, the little ones are like squirrels always alert, put on their husbands, with endless batteries. This energy is best maintained by a healthy diet that ensures the harmonious development and maintenance of a positive mood.

As for the number of meals, like the big ones, the small ones are good to have 3 main meals and two snacks, in quantitative portions of half of the plate of an adult.

Healthy eating should be as varied as possible and include as many types of food as possible to ensure the nutritional needs, but also to develop and educate the taste of the child.

When we think of the menu of children over 1 year, we can offer whole grains, without sugar, for breakfast, because they contain iron that is best absorbed in the presence of vitamin C. This is ensured by fruits such as kiwifruit, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, strawberries, apple, watermelon.

In addition to cereals and whole rice, oats, millet or wheat, we will provide the child with legumes: beans, peas, lentils, naut and quality proteins: egg, lean chicken, beef and fish (the latter brings, besides proteins , and essential fat Omega 3).

Whole milk and dairy products: calcium cheese, urda, ricotta, cottage cheese and cow cheese, along with a whole yogurt, can be successfully used in mixing with a flour or fruit (fresh or frozen) to create a delicious milkshake. , a pudding, a puree or a healthy and tasty ice cream.

The French cheese research institute (Institute Fromage Sante) recommends 3 servings of milk per day for this period. For example: a glass of milk for breakfast, a calcium cheese (35-50 g) and a small yogurt, as snacks.

Cheese is an excellent food for children, which gives them calcium and energy, satiety and well-being. It also contains vitamin B2 (riboflavin) essential for vision, skin and pimples (hair, nails) and necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Going through the above you can prepare delicious foods and snacks to tempt the little "energy balls".

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