Iron is so important for kids energy production, immune function and brain development – it’s critical for this in babies in fact. Yet, iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children which can cause everything from fatigue, loss of appetite, delayed growth & development, sleep disturbances, frequent infections and behavioural problems.
Organic liver (chicken, as it has the mildest flavour) is my number-one food when it comes to boosting iron. Gram for gram, it’s more nutritious than any other food, but I totally get why you might be screwing your face up at the idea of it, it took me a while to get used to incorporating it in to our meals too, and this recipe is the perfect example of just how easy it is!
My iron-rich meatballs contain a mix of organic beef mine and chicken liver, but the kids will never know, I promise! If you don’t have a local butcher like I do that already makes this mix, you can use 90% beef mince to 10% organic chicken livers (finely diced), or add a capsule of desiccated organic liver to beef mine.
Oh and there’s a little parsley in there too, not just because I have masses of it growing in my garden that I use at every opportunity, but because it’s also a rich source of plant-based iron.
You can find the recipe here.