We’ve found a handful of fantastic keto foods for babies that you are going to love. So, you don’t have to leave Junior off your keto diet plan any longer.
Believe it or not, it will probably be easier getting your smaller kids to go keto than getting teenagers and adults to go keto.
The wisdom of the ages is when it comes to introducing new keto foods to babies and kids is to try one thing at a time. As you test out foods to see which ones your kids like and which ones they don’t like, you have to also be aware of any changes in how kids digests certain foods.
Instead of focusing on all that could be wrong with the keto-baby combination, let’s look at a few foods your kids probably should be eating. These are safe keto foods that are easy to get and easy to prepare. The foods on this list are also good, nutrient-rich choices for starting your baby on solid foods.
Healthy Keto Foods for Babies and Kids
With the exception of the first two foods, the same foods that make the list for us make up most of the list for your baby. The only difference is your little one’s going to have the creamed version.
Squash is a naturally sweet treat for babies that is packed with vitamins A and C.
Broccoli is a fantastic source of fiber, calcium, folate and is a natural cancer fighter.
Avocados are high in brain-developing unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat. The distinctive nutty flavor will add a little variety to your baby’s diet as well.
Rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C, blueberries contribute to eye health.
Dark Leafy Greens
Huge amounts of calcium, iron and folate can come from leafy greens. Folic acid builds your baby’s neurological system.
Yogurt makes the list for a number of reasons. It’s high in vitamin C, calcium, and protein. But the live cultures in yogurt support immune system health, a healthy gut, and aid in digestion.
Brimming with protein, zinc and iron, lean meats that have been shredded and creamed are a great choice for your baby.
If you’re just starting your baby on solid foods, try to give her a nice selection of tastes, textures and flavors. You may prefer to make homemade food, as store-bought food is convenient, but often lacks in variety (too easy to find fruit, hard to find vegetable and meat varieties).
Instead of combing the baby aisles for 10 jars of sweet potatoes and carrots, go ahead and hit the produce section with your baby and start there.