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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Nov 29, 2021

This weeks question is from Izzy,

“What are some nutrient-dense, and at least kind of kid-friendly foods I can try to incorporate into my child's diet? My three kids range from somewhat picky to super picky and we are working on getting comfortable with new foods. I would like to try to incorporate some new foods that have better nutrient density, any recommendations?”

In this episode, I will address picky eaters and 7 of my top foods/food categories that I find are the most kid-friendly, nutrient-dense, readily available, and easy to prepare. First, I'm going to define "nutrient-dense foods" and why whole foods are essential in brain and body development. Then I will discuss each of the 7 foods/food categories, the nutrients they contain, and why they are good options. 

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Episode Timestamps:

Episode Intro … 00:00:30

Listener’s Question … 00:01:12

What is Nutrient Density? … 00:02:12

Exposing Picky Eaters to Nutrient-Dense Foods … 6:02

7 Nutrient-Dense Foods, Starting with Blueberries … 00:08:35

Versatile and Nutrient-Packed Avocado … 00:12:50

Pumpkin Seeds as a Hero Food … 00:16:06

Getting in Animal Proteins with Kids … 00:18:32

Nutrients and Ways to Incorporate Dark Leafy Greens … 00:23:18

Variety of Nut Choices and Ways to Use Them … 00:24:05

Sweet Potatoes Have Endless Possibilities … 24:58

Episode Wrap up … 26:40