The Directorate of Health recommends to to give children cod liver oil from four weeks of age. That’s because the oil contain vitamin D, which is important for maintaining the immune system’s normal functioning. The oil also contains the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are only available from marine sources, and contributes to the development of vision, optimal brain development and normal growth and skeletal development in children. However, The Directorate of Health says nothing about how you give your child cod liver oil. It doesn’t have to be fed the oil with a spoon. So, the oil can be mixed into the food – leaving no taste.
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1. In a pasta sauce
Odd Ivar Solvold, who is a chef, recommends using cod liver oil in dishes with acid, like tomatoes. So you may add some cod liver oil in a pasta sauce to make it healthier. For babies over 6 months try mixing a teaspoon of cod liver oil in baby food glasses containing
tomato. Or you can cook yourself, with canned tomatoes, pasta, fried onions and a little minced meat, which you mix together in a blender.
2. With onions
Onions are perfect to put a damper on the cod liver oil flavor, and when you cook onions with a little oil, it gets sweet and tempting. Try different types of onions and use a blender to mash it together with a teaspoon of oil and ingredients like sweet potato, carrot, corn or chicken fillet. Can be given to babies from 6 months and older.
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3. In popsicles
Here is the recipe for extra healthy, homemade popsicles. Your children can eat these every day!
Strawberry and citrus popsicles
- 350 g strawberry yoghurt
- 1,5 dl orange juice
- 4 tsp Möller’s Cod Liver Oil with lemon flavor
Mix the ingredients well, pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer.
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4. On the popcorn
Sure, you can put cod liver oil in the weekend treats too. Here is a tasty recipe:
Lemon and herbal popcorn
- 1,5 l finished popped hot popcorn
- 1 tbsp Möller’s Cod Liver Oil with lemon flavor
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- Salt, herbs and garlic powder for extra flavor
Mix the cod liver oil in the butter and pour it over the popcorn. Turn the butter in with the popcorn to distribute it. Season with salt, herbs and garlic powder.
5. In a fruit salad
Here`s a recipe for a tasty fruit salad, for days when you have some extra time. And yes – of course it is super healthy!
Fruit salad with greek yogurt
- ¼ watermelon
- 2,5 dl blueberries
- 1 kiwi
- 1 small banana
- ½ cup of greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp roasted granola
- a handful of raspberries
- ½ tbsp Möller’s Cod Liver Oil with lemon flavor
- Clean the watermelon for seeds, and cut kiwi and banana in slices
- Create large balls of watermelon with an ice cream spoon. Place all the fruits neatly around the edge of a medium-sized bowl.
- Mix cod liver oil in the yogurt and pour the yogurt into the middle of the bowl.
- Add granola over the yogurt and garnish with a few berries on top!