(posted by Trish, our very own Catholic mom and nutritionist)
I have the special privilege of meeting families who have children with special health care needs (Archbishop Fulton Sheen called them saints on earth) and it seems that the families teach and help me more than I can ever help them. A mother recently told me about a great cookbook for infants and toddlers. It has nice healthy recipes and great pictures. It is called Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook by Lizzie Vann, a DK book. Check it out in the library– that is where this Mom found it.
Here are a few good and healthy foods that sometimes get under rated:
Celery: It is just 20 calories a serving ( 1/2 cup) and has vitamin C, folate, Vitamin K and potassium.
Potatoes: A medium baked potato with skin has 163 calories and provides fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, magnesium, folate, niacin and Vitamin B6. Not bad, just watch the amount of butter and sour cream you add. Try herbed olive oil instead, it is really good.
Avocados: These gems are loaded with monosaturated fats (which are heart healthy) fiber, and Vitamin E . One medium is 306 calories, so don’t eat a whole one. By the way, avocado is considered a fruit.
Watermelon: 1 cup has 57 calories and loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin A and even a little calcium! Happy Summer picnics if it ever stops raining in New Hampshire!