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09/09/2014
We are sure that you are aware of the connection between eating well and excelling in other areas of your life. The Tutoring Center of Lansdale would love to share 7 superfoods that  will help aid your child’s development, and of course these foods are good for you as well. 

Spinach might be the superfood of superfoods. It is a great source of calcium, folic acid, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which are great for your child. It is also very versatile. Putting spinach in a smoothie is a great idea, as it doesn’t have a very strong taste. However, the smoothie will be green, so consider putting it in a colored cup. You can also throw spinach in with spaghetti sauce or quesadillas. For t picky eaters you could even make it into a puree and add it to other recipes.

Sweet Potatoes are a great source of vitamins B, C, and E. Not to mention they are packed with potassium, iron, and calcium. They help prevent sugar crashes and move along digestion. Try making sweet potato fries in the same way as you would make french fries for a healthy alternative.

Blueberries are incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They help maintain a healthy immune system and they are very versatile, being a great addition to almost any breakfast or dessert.

Oatmeal helps to regulate blood sugar, keeps us full, and rids the body of bad cholesterol. Using rolled oats rather than instant is recommended, as you will often find additives in instant oats that are not present in rolled oats. Making oatmeal with milk instead of water will provide some extra thickness and sweetness, and you can top it with virtually anything; try raisin and cinnamon or banana and honey.

Yogurt is a great source of both protein and calcium for stronger bones and teeth. It is a great digestive aid and is recommended to help fight unwanted bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Try adding some fresh fruit to your child’s yogurt, like blueberries or bananas, and if they desire a bit more sweetness, you could try adding honey or granola as well.

Salmon, ideally wild salmon, is a great source of fats rich in omega 3, which lower risk of heart disease as we get older, but also they are known to improve mood! One option is to thinly slice and lightly fry the salmon to make fish sticks.

Avocados have a great deal of fiber, which aids digestion, and vitamin E, which may help to prevent cancer. Try guacamole dip with fresh vegetables; cucumbers are great for scooping. You can also puree avocado and put it into soups or put it in a smoothie; it really adds to the texture.

Your child’s diet should help them perform at their best academically. At The Tutoring Center, we share this goal, offering free diagnostic assessments to pinpoint areas in which your child could benefit from extra support. Read a little about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring and call (215) 855-6744 to schedule tutoring in Lansdale today.

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