Transitioning from feeding can be a stressful and emotional time. Add in the complexity of toddlers, who can be difficult to feed at the best of times, and it is little wonder that parents worry about whether their children are meeting their nutritional needs. Toddler meal time can easily become the time of the day you dread as a parent.
Even for those blessed with toddlers who don’t throw half of their meal onto the floor, it can still be challenging to know whether they are getting everything they need in any given day for their growth and development.
As a mum, and a health-conscious one at that, it is normal to worry about whether your children are getting the nutrients that they need to help them grow. This is especially the case when transitioning from feeding. You know that often the food you serve is healthy, nutrient-dense and nourishing, but as parents you also know all too well that sometimes the food served to toddlers isn’t always the food they eat.
Knowing that there is an option of a safety net to ensure your children’s nutritional needs are met, even on the fussiest of days, means you are able to enjoy the transition without stress. You can feel confident knowing there is a safety net in place regardless of whether your children eat their perfectly balanced meal or graciously throw it onto the floor.
Hivita Liquivita for Kids, a carefully formulated toddler-friendly multivitamin with 30 nutritional vitamins, herbs and minerals that our little ones need to thrive, gives peace of mind regardless of your child’s food-mood that day. You can also feel confident knowing that with Hivita Liquivita you aren’t suppressing their appetite for solid food.
Most children love the natural pineapple and mango flavour and on days when they aren’t so keen to take the Hivita Liquivita alone they can enjoy it alongside their water or even in a “Green Hulk Smoothie”. As a health-conscious mum it is comforting to know that you can add a nutrient-dense multivitamin to liquid such as smoothies without adding additional glucose, sucrose or artificial flavours.
“Green Hulk” Green Smoothie recipe for Kids:
- 1 ripe banana OR 1/2 cup mango
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1/2 cup water or milk of choice
- 1-2 tbsp coconut yogurt OR 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 measure of Hivita Liquivita for Kids
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Ensure the spinach leaves have been blended well as no toddler likes chunks of spinach in smoothies.
Pour into a cup and serve immediately.
If you are worried about your child’s nutritional intake or eating habits please see a medical professional, dietician or nutritionist for guidance. All information provided is for inspirational purposes only and is based on personal experience.
Krissy Ropiha is a Certified Nutrition and Health Coach, passionate about supporting, inspiring and empowering busy mums to take back control of their health, get nourishing meals on the table in less than 30 minutes and feel confident in their own unique body. You can read more from Krissy on Her Nourished.