Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas. and today we're going to talk about good sources for protein for toddlers. Protein is essential to life and as a parent, you're probably wondering, what are the actual best sources of protein for your toddler. Animal based protein comes in many different forms, both healthy and unhealthy sources. Today, we're going to talk about the healthiest, best choices of protein. If you toddler is picky and some of them definitely are, I recommend telling your little one how important protein is for the body. Children are very smart, we often underestimate their abilities. By advising them lovingly about protein, we could build a healthy relationship between food choices and protein early on in their life. Now, fish is my number pick for toddlers, the smaller the fish, the better. Fish provides essential nutrients like DHA and omega 3 for brain development and healthy growth. Try using a maple glaze on a salmon to get your kids hooked. Another favorite is orange roughy or red snapper, both are pretty mild in taste. Eggs are a top pick because they're so versatile. You can make egg cupcakes, colorful omelettes or serve scrambled eggs with a sprouted piece of bread. Lentils are also great sources of protein, if you want to include more plant based proteins in your toddler's diet. You can make lentil burgers, lentil soups, add lentils on top of grilled cut vegetables, drizzle some olive oil on top. Chicken is one of the most favorite by toddlers, but stay away from nuggets or chicken sticks that are deep fried. You can make your own batter by mixing almond meal flour and baking the chicken. Frying foods is probably one of the worst things for toddlers. Finally, how about some lamb or another game meat. You never know, little John or Sophia might actually love it. On a final note, my personal recommendation is always to try and make your toddlers protein sources at home. You'll save on the unnecessary sodium and binders that are often added to store bought or processed fast foods.