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Autism: Sneaky tips to hide nutrients in your child’s diet.

As a parent of a child with autism, you may find it difficult to ensure that your child is getting the nutrition they need. For many children on the spectrum, picky eating habits can make this even more challenging. However, there are ways to sneak in extra nutrients without compromising taste and texture. Here are some creative sneaky tips to hide nutrients in your child’s diet so they can get all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health.

#1 Smoothies

smoothiesSmoothies are an easy and creative way to hide extra nutrients in your child’s diet. Simply blend together a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other ingredients such as yogurt or nut butter, into a single beverage.

This is an effective way to ensure that your child is getting the necessary vitamins and minerals without having to worry about picky eating habits. Additionally, you can add protein powders or nutritional supplements to the smoothie for an added boost.

When I make smoothies for my kids, I add a teaspoon of coconut oil and/or avocado oil to provide extra healthy fats.   I also would add in some green leafy vegetables, bananas, and strawberries.  I often add in any vegetables that my children will eat without altering the taste too much.

You know your child best so make sure you keep that in mind when you are determining which foods you want to add to their smoothies.  Being creative and knowing what your child might enjoy is very important.

Smoothies can also be frozen in ice cube trays and used as popsicles throughout the summer months for a fun and nutritious treat!

#2 Juicing

juicingJuicing is an excellent way to sneak extra nutrients into your child’s diet without compromising flavor and texture. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables to a blender or juicer can create a delicious drink that is packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

You can also add protein powders or nutritional supplements for an added boost of nutrition. Juicing is a great way to ensure that your child on the autism spectrum gets all the essential nutrients they need for optimal health, without having to worry about food preferences.

Another advantage of juicing is that you have more control over what goes into your drink. By being able to select specific ingredients, you can customize the juice recipe to provide your child with more targeted nutrition.

For example, if your child needs additional vitamin C or iron, you can include certain types of fruit or leafy greens in their juice recipe. Additionally, adding herbs such as parsley and mint can help enhance flavor while providing additional anti-inflammatory benefits.

Finally, juicing allows you to get creative with different flavors and textures. Experimenting with different combinations of ingredients can help make sure that each juice recipe tastes unique and exciting every time! With so many options available, juicing is a great way to make sure your child on the autism spectrum has access to all the vital nutrients they need while still being able to enjoy delicious drinks!

#3 Popsicles

popsiclesPopsicles are another excellent way to sneak nutritious ingredients into your child’s diet. With popsicles, you have the freedom to create unique flavors and textures that your child will look forward to eating.

To make your own popsicles, simply blend together fruits and vegetables with a liquid base such as yogurt or nut milk. You can even add in protein powders or nutritional supplements for an extra boost of nutrition.

In addition, you can get creative with different flavor combinations so that each pop tastes unique and exciting every time!

For example, you can combine spicy ingredients like ginger and cayenne pepper with sweeter ingredients like pineapple and mango for a flavorful and nutritious treat. You can also experiment with different textures by adding chia seeds, oats, applesauce, nut butter, or nuts for added crunch.

Another great advantage of making your own popsicles is that you have the freedom to control what goes into them- so you can be sure that they are packed with vitamins and minerals without having to worry about picky eating habits.

If time allows it, popsicles are also a great learning opportunity- kids love getting involved in making their own snacks! With the right combination of ingredients and creativity behind it, popsicles can make the perfect nutritious treat for any child on the autism spectrum!

#4 Sauces

saucesOne of my favorite methods for sneaking nutrients into the diet of a child on the autism spectrum is through sauces. Sauces are a fantastic way to add essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats to meals without your child even realizing it.

You can easily make your own sauces by blending together nutritious ingredients such as nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, and vegetables. For instance, you can blend together cashews with cauliflower and garlic to create an incredibly flavorful and nutrient-rich sauce.

If your child eats spaghetti, you can add ground organ meats for a more nutritious meal.   You can also mix different sauces together to get even more flavor and nutrition in each meal. Plus, sauces are so versatile – they can be used as dips, marinades, toppings, and more!

Sauces are one of the best ways to sneakily provide valuable nutrients to children on the autism spectrum because they don’t usually recognize that what they are eating is actually nutritious.

And because there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating delicious sauces from scratch, you can truly customize each recipe according to your child’s individual tastes and needs. Not only will this make every meal exciting but it will also ensure that your child is getting all the essential vitamins and minerals they need while still enjoying their food!

Sneaking in nutrients for children on the autism spectrum can be a challenging task. However, with these four sneaky tips to hide nutrients – smoothies, juicing, popsicles, and sauces – you can make it easier to provide your child with essential vitamins and minerals while still making sure they enjoy their food.

With some creativity, patience, and practice you will soon find that sneaking nutrition into your child’s diet is not only possible but also enjoyable! So don’t wait any longer; start incorporating these sneaky nutrient tricks today so that your little one can have access to all the wonderful things nutritious foods offer them.

And if you are looking for support on how you can help your child, you can download my guide for FREE.

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