If your little one has signs of Vitamin B6 deficiency, is on epilepsy medications, or has been diagnosed with ADHD, then foods with B6 Vitamins can be super helpful!
The powerful benefits of Vitamin B6 means our kids can have healthy bodies, powerful minds, and sunny moods — Seriously, can it get any better than that?
So without further adieu, here are 7 foods high in B6 Vitamins to add to your kiddo’s diet.
We know, we know. . . salmon isn’t exactly a picky eater’s number one choice. But the benefits of salmon make this food a no-brainer when it comes to their health.
And that’s because salmon is jam packed with Vitamin B6. We’re talkin’ just one serving gives an adult 95% of their Daily Value. Which means. . . and this is our favorite part. . .
Just a few bites of salmon can meet your kiddos recommended daily dose of Vitamin B6!
Still need a few more reasons to give salmon a shot?
Well, salmon also scored the top spot on our list of Vitamin D rich foods, is loaded with omega-3s, and is a good source of iron.
This is one guy you definitely want on your kiddo’s team!
Coming in at number 2 is chicken. Lean chicken breast is also loaded with Vitamin B6 and a bit more popular than salmon when it comes to your kiddo’s appetite.
But chicken is also one of those guys we wanna keep an eye on. Just because it calls itself chicken doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy — we’re lookin’ at you Mickey D’s!
So for an easy way to up your kiddo’s daily B6 intake, you can count on lean chicken breast to get the job done!
Now bananas are the sweet treat we all love. But what makes them sweeter is the fact that they give us over 30% of our Daily Value of Vitamin B6.
There are tons of ways you can prepare them — mash em, slice em, or bake em — that’ll make mealtimes fun!
Or, you can combine them with almond butter, berries, or in a healthy smoothie for kids and you have a yummy, nutritious, and Vitamin B6 packed meal.
Speaking of sweet. . . Sweet potatoes are also a Vitamin B6 powerhouse. Plus, their orange color means they’re rich in antioxidants — perfect for fighting off those free radicals!
There are tons of ways to add sweet potatoes to your kiddo’s diet. Here are a few:
- Sweet potato fries
- Sweet potato chips
- Mashed sweet potatoes
- Baked sweet potatoes
Plain ‘ol regular potatoes tend to have a bad rep for being unhealthy. But they’re not as bad as we think!
For one, regular potatoes are just as high in Vitamin B6 as their sweet peers.
And although they might not have the antioxidant power of sweet potatoes, they tend to be more popular in our picky eater’s eyes because of their lack of color — something about colorful food makes our kiddos say “nope.”
But before you order up some french fries, keep in mind that there are tons of healthy ways to prepare potatoes that offer more nutrition. Plus, they’re less likely to end up in your back seat!
If you’re looking for a superfood that’s vegan-friendly, loaded with healthy fats, and packed with Vitamin B6, then we’re about to guac your world!
Because avocados made the list!
Not only are they loaded with Vitamin B6, but they’re also a great source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Which leads us to the million dollar question:
“That’s great and all, but how in the heck am I gonna get my kiddo to eat avocado?”
Totally understand. But here’s the amazing thing about avocado — you can puree it! This means you can add avocado to smoothies, sneak it into sauce, or make avocado pudding!
Last up on our list of foods with B6 are nuts. Raw nuts (not roasted since roasting destroys nutrients) might be the easiest way to add Vitamin B6 to your kiddo’s diet. They make an easy snack and can be used as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt.
Here are a few types of nuts that are packed with Vitamin B6:
- Sunflower Seeds
Adding in foods high in B6 Vitamins means healthy bodies, powerful minds, and sunny moods. And for our extra picky eaters, Vitamin B6 supplementation is an easy way to get the 6 brilliant benefits of Vitamin B6.
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