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Nutritious and yummy: 5 toddler-friendly foods

Toddlers can be finicky, so getting them to eat (let alone eat properly) can be a battle. Still, some toddler picks are also nutritious. Test these surprisingly healthy classics on your little critic:
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  1. Chocolate milk

    It's not junk food. Many kids find it more appealing than white milk, so stock up! Chocolate milk contains just as much calcium, protein and vitamin D as the regular stuff. And if your child is drinking more chocolate milk, he or she is probably drinking less juice or soda. And that's a good thing.

  2. Pizza

    This well-balanced favorite covers just about every food group. In addition to carbohydrates and protein, pizza provides vitamin C from sauce, calcium from cheese and healthy fat from olive oil. Some finely chopped veggie toppings may go by unnoticed and are a good way to make pizza even better for the kids.

  3. Hamburgers

    Lean ground beef is nutritious for young children, providing them with iron, zinc and protein. Grill or broil the beef to eliminate some of the fat, or brown some to add to spaghetti sauce or a casserole.

  4. Orange juice

    Many toddlers would be content to feast on nothing but juice boxes all day. Orange juice is a super food, packed with vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and phytochemicals. It comes in the convenient boxes and pouches, too, so there's no reason you can't substitute it for the less healthful flavors.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 36reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by yeah, these are not helpful at all! I was hoping for something unique or different that I havent tried yet. April 14, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Was definitely hoping for better ideas, these aren't great choices. January 25, 2015
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Regular old cows milk isn't good for everyone... this article should really specify that if you must drink milk, whole, organic milk is best. I've also heard the stories on growth hormones... so not sure how healthy choco milk really is... and where is #5?? Also, I'm definitely not feeding my little guy any old pizza every day! When he does eat pizza, you can be sure it's home made at least with local veggies, not so sure all that grease from those fast pizza places are that great for kids. September 19, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I was really hoping for more creative ideas to get my daughter to eat more veggies. I am a bit disappointed. February 19, 2014
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