Winter is almost upon us. It means comfy blankets, warm clothes, sleepy heads, and a good bowl of soup. This year, more than ever, we want to find ways to boost their winter wellness. As the temperatures begin to drop, sleeping in cozy blankets and dressing up in warm jackets won’t be enough for your little ones. Eating certain types of food also assists in keeping your kids healthy and winter-ready.
It is always suitable to eat foodstuffs that are freshly accessible in that specific season. During the winter months, children require significantly more energy than adults because they are more vulnerable to health allergies.
Farmbox’s seasonal locally grown fruits and the vegetable list is quite long, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 must-eat winter fruits and vegetables for your kids. Parents, prepare to jot down our top picks:
Who doesn't enjoy eating warm, roasted sweet potatoes? These are one of the most loved root vegetables because of their versatile nutritional value. They enhance immunity, contain lots of antioxidants, are a good source of vitamins, produce heat inside the body, keep the heart healthy, and, most importantly, improve brainpower.
Carrots have tons of benefits when eaten raw; it maintains oral health and clear plaque. They help to keep teeth healthy by removing unpleasant odors from the mouth and warding off bacteria. Carrots are high in vitamin A, which aids in immunity and the development of sharp eyesight. They are rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber, which keep the digestive system healthy.
Mini, but mighty! It's time to eat green peas. Kids like to play with cute, tiny green peas. They are filled with folic acid, vitamin C, protein, and fiber and are a great source of fiber. Green peas contain fiber, which aids in constipation relief, and vitamin C, which aids in illness prevention. In a nutshell, peas can be added to rice, soup, hummus, and other foods to provide your kid's health.
The vibrant green florets have a myriad of benefits for children. Broccoli is an excellent way to begin the weaning process. When it becomes a favorite vegetable, you can experiment with new recipes. Broccoli is high in Vitamin C, which helps to keep colds away during the winter months! Among other nutrients, broccoli is high in protein, fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, and magnesium. It contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as vitamins B and folic acid.
Kids adore sweet fruits, which are the ideal pick-me-up snack after a hearty meal. Vitamins A and C are abundant. Persimmons are also high in fiber and potassium. These bright orange fruits are low in calories and fat, but high in phytonutrients and flavonoids, as well as a slew of powerful antioxidants.
Always remember that vitamins and minerals in whole foods are more easily absorbed than those in supplements. A whole food also reduces your chances of getting a toxic megadose of any vitamin. So, entice your little ones to try a variety of seasonal flavours and textures that will not only satisfy their taste buds but also supply the necessary nourishment they need. Get creative, think about how you can add them to main meals, snacks, smoothies, and even puddings. Happy nourishing!
Farmbox is your friendly one-stop organic online store. Start stocking up on our seasonal local fall produce, available in a colourful and rich food palette of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, spices, and other delicious food items. For your shopping convenience check out our farm-fresh seasonal ready-made boxes available. Don’t forget to add healthy sweet-tooth snacks and desserts to your cart!