Finding healthy snacks for your baby can be a chore, especially when it’s tempting to buy a box of nutritionally useless but delightfully tempting treats and call it a day. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen or bring out the heavy equipment to prepare some delicious, healthy and easy snacks for your baby. Many healthy snacks for babies take as little as 5 minutes to prepare once you whip them out of the box, while others can be put together simply by tossing them into a pan to cook and soften up.
If you’re looking for some healthy snacks for your baby, look no further! The following are some great healthy snack options for babies as selected by the Powell's Owls team who are starting to eat solid foods.
Mashed, soft bananas are a great healthy snack for your baby. Bananas are rich in plenty of essential nutrients, including potassium and fiber; they are also great for your baby's heart, blood pressure, and even digestion. And best of all, they’re sweet, which makes them palatable to even to most picky babies.
Avocados are often among a baby's first foods, and for a good reason: they're delicious! They also happen to be a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin K and Vitamin B-6. Avocados also contain much needed magnesium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids as well as some good fats. If your baby shies away from plain avocado, consider mashing it up with something else they like for better flavor.
Scrambled eggs are a great way to introduce babies to eggs because of their soft texture and fun yellow color. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, about half of which is found in the egg white. Egg whites also contain Vitamin B2.
Soft Cooked Sweet Potato:
Sweet potatoes are a great vegetable because of their sweet flavor and soft texture. A well-cooked, soft sweet potato is a great way to get essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin B6 and nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, and more.
Soft cheese contains essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, zinc, Vitamin A and Vitamin B12. The protein found in cheese is especially necessary because it's an essential building block for developing muscles. Be sure to look for soft pasteurized cheeses without tons of added sodium which can be broken into soft, smaller pieces for a snack. And remember to test your baby for a dairy allergy before giving them a few bites of cheese to try!
Small pieces of cooked chicken—preferably softer pieces, such as bits of white chicken breast—are a great way for your baby to get introduced to eating meats. Chicken is rich in lean protein, Vitamin B6, niacin, and other essential nutrients for a healthy, happy body and mind. As with any meat, you’ll want to make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked and that it’s cut into very small pieces appropriate for a baby before you serve it.
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