Do you struggle to get fruits into your little ones diet? Are they running and hiding away from the banana, apples and oranges that you chase them around the house to eat then tell them with your best super hero voice " It will make you strong and healthy" We have all been there...
If you are tired of the struggle maybe it's time to try something new! EXACTLY I said it NEW!! Your family could be missing out on some of the tastiest and most nutritious fruits that available! Did you know that all of the colorful and juicy tropical fruits have a natural sweetness to it? The best part about introducing these flavorful fruits to your children now is a great wand easy way to increase the variety and amount of fruit that they eat!
I have listed below a few of our picks and from everyone here that has children tell me what their kids love! These are based off of real people.
Mangoes are loaded with vitamin C, a nutrient that helps wounds heal, promotes healthy gums and keeps your child's immune system strong. One-half cup of sliced mangoes provides more than two-thirds of the vitamin C children under 13 need per day. These make a great afternoon snack for your little one! There are so many varieties of Mangoes to choose from... just to list a few... Coconut Creme Mango it's name says it all the flavor being coconut and very creamy. Lemon Zest Mango instead of adding a splash of lemon juice as some do to their mangoes try this citrus flavored fruit. Those are just a few to help you on your way!
Rich in fiber, guavas can help keep your child's digestive system in top shape. Just one medium guava boasts 3 grams of fiber. That's more than you'd get from a half-cup of cooked brown rice or a small slice of whole-wheat bread. For an even bigger fiber boost, puree whole guavas with the skin on in shakes, smoothies and juices.
You may think they're a vegetable, but creamy avocados are actually an incredibly versatile fruit. With heart-friendly nutrients like monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, avocados are a smart pick for cardiovascular health. Avocado milkshakes are something that are very popular here. Try something new your heart will thank you!
In addition to being rich in vitamin A, these pink-orange fruits provide an especially potent form of beta-carotene for healthy skin and eyes. In fact, the form of beta-carotene in papayas is three times easier for our bodies to use than the kind in carrots or tomatoes, according to a 2013 British Journal of Nutrition study. Because beta-carotene requires fat for optimal absorption, pair papaya with avocados and chopped fresh mint in a sweet yet savory salad.