Making Every Bite Count: Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies
Babies have small tummies, so it’s important to make every bite pack a nutritional punch. Our infant nutrition specialist Alice Fotheringham suggests good nutrient dense power foods to fuel little ones which are all suitable from 6 months.
Avocado – one super nutrient dense fruit, avocados provide a good amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
Eggs – you can give soft boiled from six months (if has lion stamp) these protein rich power foods are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, and good Try scrambled, boiled & quartered, omelette, frittata, eggy bread with cinnamon or baked in a muffin tin – mama you should have one while you’re at it as well, jolly good for women’s health!
Natural Yogurt – good source of calcium, protein, and phosphorus, which are important for healthy bones and teeth. Yogurt also has probiotics, a type of good bacteria that helps aid digestion and supports the immune system. Babies need fat in their diets, so choose whole-milk yogurt over low-fat or fat-free varieties. Also avoid flavoured yogurts, which are high in sugar.
Olive oil – baby’s need fat in their diet, and olive oil is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Drizzle olive oil onto their vegetables to give a more nutrient packed meal.
Fish - White fish, such as haddock and cod, is an excellent source of protein, which babies need for their development, but oily fish, such as salmon or trout, provides fat-soluble vitamins as well as essential fats, such as omega 3, that support brain and eye development and a healthy immune system. Do watch out for bones though.