5 Foods Your Kids Should Be Eating

Spinach: For sharpening vision

Spinach offers a trifecta of ingredients for enhancing eye health: beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamin E. Loading your kids with these nutrients while they’re young can help keep their vision clear and bright as they grow older. If you have finicky eaters, I recommend first introducing them to baby spinach, whose tender leaves have a less bitter, more delicate flavor than regular spinach. Plus, baby spinach comes conveniently cleaned and packaged in bags and doesn’t even require chopping, so it’s a huge time-saver for busy moms. Wilt an entire bag into a pot of warm marinara sauce and serve over pasta or grilled chicken cutlets. Another clever use for spinach: thaw and drain a box of frozen chopped spinach and add it to turkey burgers or meatloaf.