Can my baby eat Meat substitutes

From +1 year

Are meat substitutes healthy for children?

Meat substitutes can definitely be part of your baby's diet when served in moderation. However, it's important to choose the right ones. This means that they should be low in salt and saturated fat and high in protein. When taking into account the guidelines below, replacing meat by meat replacers on occasion is definitely a good thing. However, if you want to replace meat more frequently, make sure to serve enough beans, lentils and soy products like tofu and seitan.

A good guideline is the following:
Per 100 grams:
> 10 grams of protein
< 10 grams of fat
< 5 grams of saturated fat
< 1,6 grams of salt

Some meat substitutes might contain soy, so be aware if your baby has a soy allergy.

How to serve meat substitutes?

Prepare meat substitutes as indicated on the package. Always try to serve as part of a balanced meal.

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