Butternut squash belonging to the cucurbita family, out-stands its siblings in nutritional value and health benefits. This humble vegetable is a definite must in your kid’s diet. Butternut squash (100 g) provides the recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin A for kids and adults. It is an excellent source of potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, and folate.
Butternut squash is a heart-friendly food.
Bone health: Potassium is as important as calcium for healthy bones. Butternut squash helps in reducing blood pressure.
Being a good source of dietary fiber, it helps reduce constipation in kids by maintaining a healthy digestive tract.
Tips to include in kid’s daily diet:
- Make a butternut squash paratha and serve it with yogurt
- Prepare butter nut squash french toast for breakfast
- Incorporate it in banana bread and you get a healthy snack
- Grate it and add to cheese omelette.
Good eating habits begin early. When you expose your kids to a variety of foods while they are still young, helps them more be more accepting of different tastes. Identify your kids’ nutritional needs and get a customized plan drawn to cater to their academic focus, and to meet up sports and exercise challenges.