Created by Updated on Dec 23, 2013
Hi all My kid is 2years and 3 months old. He eats only selected vegetables but has appetite for fruits,can u suggest me how to incorporate iron rich food in his diet. We are vegetarian.
| Dec 23, 2013
Hi Amrita, ? Here’s a list of iron-rich foods that you could feed your little one: 1. All dals and sprouts (as a snack or added to salads); 2. Lightly cooked beans (without heavy tadka) like rajma, white chana, black chana, lobia and dried peas; 3. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli, baked potato, peas, green capsicum and tomatoes; 4. Seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, squash seeds and sunflower seeds; 5. Dried fruits like dried apricots/figs/peaches/prunes/raisins; 6. Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews; 7. Cereals like rice and oats; 8. Whole wheat bread; 9. Tofu. ? Remember, eating foods rich in vitamin C with meals boosts the absorption of iron from food strawberries, broccoli, guava, amla, capsicum, oranges and mausambi. ? Cooking in cast iron cookware further facilitates iron absorption.