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Baby Fat—Your Little Ones Need Fat!

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We all need adequate amounts of healthy fats, but for infants, toddlers and children this is especially important.  This is a time when their brains and nervous systems are developing rapidly.  They are also learning SO much every day.  Fueling the brain is important for learning and growth and development.1

Avocados and berries are both excellent for brain health.  Avocados have fat, fiber and TONS of vitamins and minerals.  Berries are loaded with antioxidants, fiber and also other vitamins and minerals.

The recipe below can be a great option regardless of if you are looking for “baby food” or just something tasty to support your kindergartener’s education at school.

The purpose of this post is not to dive too deep into the specifics as much as to just share one SIMPLE and delicious way to get these good fats into your little one’s diet.  And, of course, it has to be fast and easy for your sake!

This is a tasty treat that adds good fat to any little one who is old enough to safely swallow.

Blueberry Avocado Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. soaked dates
  • 2-3 soft avocados (depending on the size and how much you want to make)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 c. blueberries 

Just blend up the soaked dates, soft avocados, Pink salt, and blueberries (or any fruit you like!)… If you like your yogurt smooth, blend the berries… If you like chunks, you can blend the rest and stir in berries afterward. 

This is just one version.  Of course, you could make this with other fresh or dried fruits.  You could also add vanilla or chopped nuts/seeds.

Enjoy!  

Reference:

1. Savarino G, Corsello A, Corsello G. Macronutrient balance and micronutrient amounts through growth and development. Ital J Pediatr. 2021. doi:10.1186/s13052-021-01061-0

Nothing said or implied in this post is intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease.  It does not take the place of a health care practitioner.  It is for educational purposes only.