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09/23/2014
As a parent of a growing child, we are sure you know the importance of providing vitamin and nutrient rich food for your active young one. We also understand that with time constraints or perhaps a more selective eater on your hands, you may find it hard to provide the best nutrition on a daily basis. It is with that in mind that The Tutoring Center in Powder Springs would like to share SEVEN superfoods for active children. Keep in mind that these options can be easily hidden in more traditional food, and many of them are easy and quick to cook as well!

Spinach might be the superfood of superfoods. It is a great source of calcium, folic acid, iron, and vitamins A and C. How great are all of these things for a child’s growing brain and body? 
*It is also versatile. Putting spinach in a smoothie is a great idea, as the taste is not very strong. However, the smoothie will be green, so consider putting it in a colored cup. You can also throw spinach in with spaghetti sauce or quesadillas. For the most picky eaters there are even options for making a puree and adding it to other recipes.

Avocados have a great deal of fiber, to help prevent constipation, and vitamin E which may help to prevent cancer.
*Try guacamole dip with fresh vegetables, cucumbers are great for scooping. You can also puree avocado and put it into soups or put it in a smoothie. It really adds to the texture of the smoothie without changing the taste much.

Blueberries are so rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They help keep your kids from getting sick and they make an excellent topping for our next two suggestions.

Oatmeal helps to regulate blood sugar, keeps us full, and rids the body of bad cholesterol. Using rolled oats rather than instant is recommended. Often you will find additives in instant that are not present in rolled oats.
*Making oatmeal with milk instead of water will provide some extra thickness and sweetness. Try topping them with blueberries and cinnamon for a delicious and healthy combination.

Yogurt is a great source for protein and calcium, for stronger bones and teeth. It is a great aid to digestion and is recommended to help fight bacteria in the stomach and intestines.
*Add some fresh fruit to your child’s yogurt, including blueberries and bananas. If they desire a bit more sweetness, try using honey or granola as well.

Sweet Potatoes are a great source of vitamins B, C, and E. Not to mention the potassium, iron, and calcium they are packed with. They help prevent sugar crash and move along digestion.
*Try making sweet potato fries. You would prepare them about the same as you would if making french fries. Cook them in olive oil, add a bit of salt and pepper. Like traditional fries, sweet potato fries still go great with ketchup!

Salmon, ideally wild salmon, is a great source of omega 3 fats, which lower risk of heart disease as we get older, but also they are known to improve mood! This might be a great option for a two year old.
*Thinly slice and lightly fry the salmon to make fish sticks. These are a childhood favorite and can be made with fish that is good for our kids.

As you are experimenting with these foods, looking for the best options for your child, we certainly hope that you find some new favorites as well. Remember that your child looks up to you, and will be a lot more likely to get excited about eating well, when you are excited too. 

If you discover at any point that your child is in need of academic assistance, know that this is the very reason The Tutoring Center exists. Please give us a call today at, 770-222-7133, to see how we can best help your family and to schedule your diagnostic exam!

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