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Foodie Friday-Substitutes for Picky Eater

We all know that veggies are known for their high content of Vitamins and Minerals. Everything from Vitamins A & C and Folate to Potassium and Iron; all of these nutrients are key components to a growing child. What happens when your little one won’t eat veggies though?

Fruit is usually a favorite, its sweet and colorful not leafy and green. Below you’ll find awesome alternatives to get the goodstuff in without going through mealtime meltdowns.
Vitamin A helps with cell reproduction, boosts immunity, promotes bone growth and helps maintain healthy skin and hair.
Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Tomato and Mango

Niacin assists in a a properly functioning digestive and nerve system and healthy skin.
Avocado, Peaches, Tomatoes, Bananas

Vitamin C plays an important role as antioxidant, which protect the body’s tissues from damage of oxidation.
Orange, Kiwi, Strawberry, Blackberry

Folate is important for red blood cell production.
Kiwi, Banana, Mango, Orange

Calcium we all know is needed for bone growth and strength.
Orange, Blackberry, Kiwi

Iron deficiency can adversely affect the immune system and result in impaired learning ability and behavioral problems in children.
Raisins, Prunes, Dried Apricots, Watermelon

Magnesium is used for building bones, manufacturing proteins, releasing energy from muscle storage and regulating body temperature.
Watermelon, Tomato, Avocado

Potassium is essential for the body’s water balance and proper heart function.
Banana, Mango, Kiwi

I am NOT a medical professional and I do not state the above to replace yours or your child’s diet. This article is based on my research and personal experience and my opinion about getting kids to eat healthy.