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Aldo's Masterclass Tips
Fruit and Vegetables
A serving of fruit or vegetables is roughly equal to the amount that will fit into your child's hand.
If you do use tinned make sure it is without added salt.
Disguise the vegetables in soups, pizzas.
Do not overcook fruit and vegetables as it reduces the vitamin content.
Pasta, Breads, Rice, Potatoes
Encourage vitamin and iron-enriched cereals.
Offer wholemeal, granary and rye as an alternative to white bread.
Pasta shapes are a good way for your child to have fun when eating.
Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans, Nuts
Try minced beef, turkey, chicken, pork or lamb as most children prefer their meat to be soft and moist so shepherds pie, meatballs, Bolognese
Add lentils, chick peas, kidney beans to casserole or strews.
Oily fish should be given to your children once or twice a week.
Make your own fish fingers, burgers, etc. so your child will still enjoy them but there will be no additives and salts.
Give full fat/whole milk to children under 2.
Semi-skimmed can be given after 2 if your child is growing well.
Skimmed milk is only for children over 5.
Butternut squash - low in saturated fat and sodium and a good source of Vitamins A & C
Sweet Potatoes - source of Vitamin A, B and C
Tomatoes - excellent source of Vitamin C
Basil - Vitamin A
Turkey - iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, and B vitamins
Spinach - one of the healthiest vegetables, spinach ranks high for vitamins and minerals
Rocket - is a rich source of certain phytochemicals and Vitamin A
Salmon is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. It's also a healthy source of high-quality protein, rich in vitamins and minerals—and very low in saturated fat.
Broccoli - phosphorous, B1, B2 and sodium
We took part in a fun and informative Baby Zilli masterclass at Zilli Fish. For further information or to book a place, contact Luisa Alves on 020 7437 4867.