All moms worry if their children are getting enough nutrients, especially if their child is the extremely picky type.
I’m in that boat, and not only do I worry about nutrients, but good fat as well. Maddy is a string bean that looks like she could use a little extra cushioning on her. Fortunately I happen to be a sneaky mom that uses tricks to get Maddy to eat better.
- Coconut oil. Coconut oil seems to be a jack-of-all-trades in the food world. Not only do I cook with it, but I add it to Maddy’s food as well. For example, in the morning when she has oatmeal, I’ll add a spoonful of coconut oil into the bowl before pouring in the water. The coconut oil dissolves in a matter of moments, and it makes the oatmeal taste richer. Plus, Maddy can’t tell the difference.
- Olive oil. Ditch the butter next time you make pasta and use olive oil instead. Both Maddy and Eric enjoy this way, which goes to show it tastes just as good as butter, if not better (in my opinion).
- Smoothie power. One of the things I love about giving Maddy smoothies is that there is an abundance of different foods I can add to it, and she won’t even notice. This is where you can be sneaky and add lots of healthy fats, like coconut oil, coconut meat, and avocado, for example. There’s also nut butters as well. You don’t need to get fancy with it, especially for a toddler. A banana, handful of strawberries, milk, coconut oil and peanut butter would be excellent.