Foods, fruits, smoothies, etc with iron?

Jackie - posted on 11/01/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my two year old is a picky eater and im afraid he goes low on iron since he already have once, pediatrics says he's good but he also looks skinny to me i want to make sure he eats nd gets enough vitamins.

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Andrea - posted on 11/02/2012

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Feed him Heinz cookies, they are rich in iron and taste good enough that i eat them. My boy doesn't eat meat unless I put in spaghetti or something, so i give him Heinz little kids cookies, or Heinz nutrios (there like cheerios), or i give him yogurt, but i mix in iron fortified cereal. I also bake or cook apples cover them in iron cereal and cinnamon. French toast is always yummy too, to get him to eat his eggs.

Toni - posted on 11/02/2012

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try: pumpkin seeds, any red fruit (strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes etc), green veg like brocoli, kale etc. Dried fruit like prunes, dates and apricots - if you can get your wee boy to enjoy non sulphured apricots more the better but my dd just has regular ones. Tofu, blackstrap molasses. Eggs



Try eggy bread (whole cut in the middle of bread and egg cooked in the whole) my dd loves it.

raw veg dipped in peanut butter, molasses, yoghurt or honey (if your desperate) kids sometimes prefer uncooked veg.



google green monster smoothies and their are lots of variations of this high iron drink which you can tailor to your ds' taste



There is heaps of stuff

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Deanna - posted on 11/13/2012

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I sneak in fortified cereal every chance I can with my son. Extremely picky eater. I cut out milk and replaced with yogurt based smoothies instead. The smoothies have fortified cereal, leafy green, yogurt etc. If you puree steamed spinach you can add just a teaspoon and its equal to probably a cup of raw spinach! Oh, I sneak tofu in his smoothies too.



Also my son will eat rice. I make it with beef stock instead of water. He won't touch beef on it's own.



I've been to the pedi and dietician.

Andrea - posted on 11/02/2012

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No problem, i just find that if you read the ingredients it seems heinz always has the most iron and b vitamins, Good luck with your baby

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