We hate to be the ones to bring this up (and trust us, we’re cringing at the thought) but cold and flu season is indeed right around the corner. And since we all live with tiny human petri dishes, we might as well go in prepared. That’s why we’ve rounded up some go-to immune-boosting foods to incorporate into your mini’s diet.
Ah yes, the usual suspect when it comes to immunity. Ginger is well known for its antibacterial and antiparasitic properties. Little Spoon’s Carrot Apple Ginger blend is the perfect dose of ginger in your babe’s mealtime lineup.
Turmeric is yet another holy grail of immunity from the ginger family. It contains a chemical called curcumin which can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the body. Sneaking turmeric in with sweeter flavors like Little Spoon’s Carrot Mango Coconut Milk Turmeric helps to make the warm, bitter taste a bit more palatable for your babe.
Red Bell Pepper
Tasty and chock-full of Vitamin C, red bell peppers are a dark horse in immune-boosting food staples. These are an awesome option for your baby and big kid because they are incredibly tasty and easy to incorporate in a variety of meals. Opt for Little Spoon’s Egg Bites with Sweet Potato Hash for your toddler or big kid and Sweet Potato Apple Red Bell Pepper Turmeric for your babe.
Honestly, this green can do no wrong. Versatile and brimming with vitamin C and antioxidants, spinach covers all the bases. Grab a Spinach Mango Banana Hemp for your littlest in the fam and Spinach and Cheese Ravioli for your big kid and you are good to go.
If you want to double-down on your beta-carotene intake, sweet potato is your best bet. Beta-carotene is a plant-based compound that breaks down into vitamin A in your body. Incorporate this powerhouse into your mini’s mealtime with Little Spoon’s Sweet Potato Carrot Babyblend or Chickpea Spinach Dippers with Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
Last but most definitely not least, broccoli is an amazing resource for immunity. It has loads of vitamin C along with zinc, iron, magnesium and a bunch of B vitamins. We know most kiddo’s aren’t diving into a bowl of broc so go for Little Spoon’s Broccoli Pineapple Banana Hemp Babyblend or Chicken Super Nuggets with Sweet Potato Carrot Poppers and Broccoli.