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high iron foods..

what are some toddler- friendly foods high in iron, especially which go well with a food/drink high in vit. c (helps absorbtion)?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Food & Drink

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    this has a list that tells you how many miligrams of iron are in a serving and the daily amount by age. also, my daughter is 3 1/2 i told the doc i was worried about her iron intake b/c she doesn't eat alot of meats, he did a blood test and it came back fine, however he did say she can take 1/2 a flinstones vitamin a day (that is also what the bottle says for her age/weight) so she now takes that daily. that may help a bit if you are worried about iron intake or if your childs iron is low.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 6:10 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Liver is the super food for everything especially iron...most people think its gross, I love it. Some kids love it to. I recommend buying organic. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption. You could saute it in olive oil and add it to a pasta dish or stew. Just search liver @ the FoodNetwork.


    Answer by Farrahann at 7:23 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Soinach is high in iron and you can chop it finely and add to foods with spaghettii sauce or cheese. Google iron rich foods and see what else comes up. Ask your child's doctor for ideas too.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:47 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Oops, that should be SPINACH. Sorry.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:47 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Here is a great list of plant based iron (better than animal based)
    Always include a vitamin C source to increase absorbtion, for example, serve beans with tomatoes.
    Here is a great smoothie idea: frozen blueberrie, frozen banana, kale (high in iron and calcium), orange juice (for C) and yogurt.
    Cooking in cast iron will also increase the iron that your family eats.

    One fun, iron rich recipe follows.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • This is a great recipe to make with your child...

    Dad's Sneaky Pudding
    Makes 2 servings
    This recipe was created by Earthsave International' s Chair of the Board of Directors, Louisville Lawyer and chef, John Borders.
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
    • 1 banana
    • 1-2 tsp. carob or cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp. flaxseed oil
    • 3-5 Tbsp. nut butter (cashew or almond)
    • 2-3 Tbsp. orange juice or other healthy juice such as carrot juice
    • 2 Tbsp. fortified soymilk
    • 1/8-1/4 avocado
    Set your little companion up on a stool beside you, ready to toss in the ingredients and push the button. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. This works best in a food processor; you might add a bit more juice or soymilk if you use a blender. Blend until smooth.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

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