Contact Us

Super Foods Kids Will Eat

Getty Images

I was the pickiest eater when I was a kid and I know more than a few kids who are picky eaters and some who, like me only want junk food. Here are a few yummy foods that are good for the little ones — and it’s all things they’ll eat!

Oatmeal

I found out I have high cholesterol, and I’ve read that oatmeal and whole grains can help lower cholesterol in adults, but did you know that oatmeal is a very kid friendly super food? Studies show that kids who eat oatmeal concentrate better in class. That’s because oatmeal breaks down slowly and keeps their little tummies fuller longer and gives continual energy instead of an energy spike and subsequent crash. I’m a fan of the Quaker Instant Oatmeal Cups.

Cocoa

A cup of hot cocoa was my favorite treat when I came in from playing outside in the winter, but did you know that cocoa (at least 70 percent pure) can promote good oral health and healthy skin? Kids don’t have to just drink it hot. Sprinkle it on fruit or put some in yogurt for additional and tasty nutrition.

Fruit

I love fruit. It’s juicy and sweet and it’s a healthy dessert alternative, but did you know that fruit is an excellent food for kids. It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients plus fiber for healthy digestion. A plate of fruit is also a great way to teach little ones their colors. My favorites are red raspberries, blueberries and cantaloupe.

Sweet Potatoes

I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes. I had heard of sweet potatoes my whole life as part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but had never had it myself, so when I was eating at a restaurant in Chicago, I had mashed sweet potatoes and I fell in love. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A for healthy vision, good skin and immune system support. Sweet potatoes taste great mashed, baked, roasted, or in tot or fry form. My favorite are Alexia Brand sweet potato fries drizzled with olive oil and rosemary. Kids will love sweet potatoes with marshmallows and cinnamon.

What Foods Do Your Kids Like?

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!