Does it occur to you that toddlers need fats in their diets too?
You know how - as parents - we always think about calcium, iron and vitamins intake, and often neglect the importance of fats in our toddlers' diets. Some parents may also go to the extent of avoiding fats and oils when cooking for children.
Children need a lot of good fats in their diet, which can include saturated, monounsaturated, and omega-3 fats. The fat sources are best sourced naturally from whole foods that include butter, milk, yoghurt, nuts, fatty fish, eggs, avocado, and meat. Cooking with plant-based oils also helps to contribute to fat intake.Fat plays an important role in the development of your child's brain and helps them reach their maximum growth potential. Fat is used in the body as fuel and helps the body absorb the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K.
How to include fat intake while cooking on the go with our powders?
Generally toddlers require 25-35 percent of their diet to be made up of healthy fats. If you are going on a trip, or just purely for convenience's sake, using our powders exclusively to prepare meals, we would strongly encourage that you include a small dollop of butter or some sesame oil to enhance the flavours of your children's foods, while increasing fat intake.
If you find it inconvenient to do so, it would be ideal to snack on nuts or avocados to make up for the shortage of healthy fats.