July is National Blueberry Month! Here are a few facts about the health benefits of the beautiful blue fruit!
Once your child has a few teeth and eats more table foods, blueberries are an ideal way to boost fiber in your child's diet. Whole blueberries pose a choking risk, so remember to cut blueberries in half or quarters before serving and offer one or two pieces at a time to prevent your baby from sticking too many pieces in his or her mouth.
Blueberries are one of the most nutritious foods. In fact, blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants of any other berry!
Blueberries are a healthy snack. The fruit has fewer than 100 calories per cup. Blueberries also pack in a good amount of vitamins and minerals with each serving.
Blueberries make a great addition to meals. Add blueberries to your yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, or salads.
Blueberries are often found at farmer's markets year round. Try playing a round of Farmer's Market Bingo the next time you go to the farmer's market with your little one!