Sea menu for the child
About the absolute benefit of seafood is known to all. These useful products are a must in the menu of children.
Minerals (calcium, phosphorus, iron), trace elements (iodine, fluorine), vitamins (A, D, E, B2, B12, PP), polyunsaturated fatty acids – all in sufficient quantities is contained in seafood and is very useful for strengthening the immune, nervous system and mental activity. Besides sea food, low-calorie and contain a lot of protein that is easily digestible.
Therefore, marine fish, shrimp, oysters, octopus, squid, mussels, red and black caviar, sea cabbage and other seafood be sure to enter in the child’s diet. But don’t rush – many children they can cause allergies, and taste many of them quite specific, to them love, they need to understand.
When and where to start
Fish. Many pediatricians agree that a child to offer the species of fish closer to year. The other half claims not earlier than in 2-3 years. So leave this matter to the discretion of the mother – there’s no one better knows the kid, and all the children individually.
All varieties of fish contain large amounts of minerals, which is important to prevent anemia, and polyunsaturated fatty acids omega 3 necessary for the production of biologically active compounds that are involved in the regulation of metabolism.
Start with low-fat varieties:hake, sea bream, saffron cod, perch, flounder, cod. But with marine fish average fat content (herring, sea bass, trout) and fatty (herring, salmon, mackerel) – it is better to wait.
Remember that the fish belongs to allergenic products, so for the first time it will be ½ teaspoon in morning meal. New products on that day no longer offer and watch the reaction of the baby (if there are any rashes on the skin, what is the chair). Fish for the child should be boiled or braised, cutlets or meatballs, but with fish broth refuse – any particularly valuable substances in it.
If all went well, try to keep fish in the diet of the child was present at least twice a week.
Caviar black and red. Closer to two years try to offer the child a sandwich or a pancake with red or black caviar. Of course, this is not a daily delicacy, but sometimes you need to treat this useful product not only the child, but also all other members of the family, because in expensive eggs so much calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, b vitamins, A, D, E.
Shrimp. Tender meat of prawns (it is also easy to digest) you can enable the menu in 2 years. Choosing the product, be careful on the legs should be black rings, white dots, yellow streaks and bumps.
Squid. At the same time – about two years. Only, of course, not in the form of snacks. Buy them frozen and cook yourself by adding, for example, in salads and other dishes. Had properly cooked calamari delicate flavor, and vitamins B6, PP and protein help to improve digestion.
To live longer, you need 2-3 times a week to eat fish, rich in omega acids.
All other types of shellfish: crabs, octopus, mussels, oysters, etc. – begin to enter in the diet of children approximately three years and watch carefully how it responds to these products the skin and intestines of the child.
Sea Kale (laminaria). Honestly speaking this most useful and probably the cheapest marine product like not all adults. But seaweed not only provides the body with iodine, but also has the rare ability to support healthy intestinal muscles.
How to offer a child? Ideally, of course, to cook a delicious salad (kelp, thinly sliced carrot, cucumber, sour cream, greens) and keeping him company. This may tell the real story that the most beautiful girls and the strongest boys be sure to eat sea Kale at least 2-3 times a week. This motivation, usually works. Offer seaweed in 2.5-3 years. Buy fresh or once frozen.
Sushi . But their (store, restaurant, home cooking) till the age of 12-14 it is better not to offer at all.
Basic principles of fish cooking:
Any fish tastes better in winter and spring; the Taste of the fish depends on the water where she dwells; Buy fish with the head – it is more high quality and fresh; shelf Life of chilled fish in a refrigerator for 2-4 days; If frozen fish is correct, then when tapped it will produce a ringing sound; deep-frozen fish meat will be white, if the fish is re-frozen meat will be blackened; Thaw the fish in salt water to reduce loss of nutrients; Thawed fish need to cook. Secondary freeze to subject; razdelyvaya fish, remove the black film of the abdomen and blood clots in the spine; If you cook fish with the head, remove the gills; Boil sea-fish should be on low heat and without cover; Entirely welded fish will taste better, it contains more nutrients; it Effectively eliminates the smell of sea fish when cooked dill; the less water taken for cooking, the healthier will be the fish, and the fish welded on pair, is preserved an order of magnitude more valuable substances and better palatability; Preparing fish, be careful to remove any bones. They, by the way, there are also some in fillets, so carefully “feel” it.